EXCELLENT book about rare Cilician ARMENIAN coinage: COINAGE OF CILCIAN ARMENIA, 2nd revised edition, by the noted late numismatic authority and dean of Armenian numismatology Dr. Paul Z. Bedoukian in 1979.
This scarce work was originally published in softcover by the American Numismatic Society in the early 1960's. It is now available in this extensively revised and updated edition in hardcover with glossy photographic plates, published in Danbury, CT, in 1979. Clothbound, 6 x 9 inch format, 494 pages, generously illustrated with 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 importrant role in commerce in the eastern Mediterranean during the Crusades. Scholarly treatment of a complex topic, historical introduction, trade and commercial relations, coinage design and style, legends, baronial period coinage (updated), gold coinage (updated), with extensive corpus of 10,000 specimens from private collections and museums listed. Fully equipped with plates, map, index, bibliography. A CLASSIC and STILL THE MOST COMPLETE and AUTHORITATIVE treatment of this popular e subject. Brand new condition, no significant flaws. If you collect Armenian coins, you need this book--an essential scholarly and practical reference for all collectors of Armenian coins. Thanks for your purchase.