EXCELLENT book about rare Cilician ARMENIAN coinage: COINAGE OF CILCIAN ARMENIA, First edition, by the noted late numismatic authority and dean of Armenian numismatology Dr. Paul Z. Bedoukian in 1962.
This first edition was published by the American Numismatic Society of New York in 1962. Now a half-century old but still a classic. Card covers, 6 x 9 inch format, xxxi + 494 pages, generously illustrated with 48 B/W plates and line drawings. Covers the gold, silver, and copper coinage of the Cilician Armenian dynasties from 1080-1375 AD. Armenian coins played an important role in commerce in the eastern Mediterranean during the Crusades. This is a scholarly treatment of a complex topic: historical introduction, trade and commercial relations, coinage design and style, legends, baronial period coinage, gold coinage, with an extensive corpus listing about 10,000 specimens by legend from private collections and museums. Includes plates, map, index, bibliography. A CLASSIC and STILL THE MOST COMPLETE and AUTHORITATIVE treatment of this popular subject. Slightly used condition but no significant flaws. Every collector needs Bedoukian’s first edition--an essential scholarly and practical reference for all interested in Armenian coins.