Numismatics

​​The Coin Collection of the American University of Beirut Museum: Palestine and Phoenicia

Dimitri C. Baramki
This volume was intended to be the first of a series on the AUB Archaeological Museum's large collection of 11,000 coins. A selection of 2200 coins from the total collection is here thoroughly catalogued, with photographs, and indexed by Emperor and by type. For their classification, the system followed by the British Museum has been adopted.





English, 1974, 339 pages, 32 plates, 2 indexes, cloth, $20.

Coins Exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of the American University of Beirut

Dimitri C. Baramki

This volume presents a selection of 589 of the large collection of 11,000 coins in the archaeological museum of the American University of Beirut. The coins reflect the grouping and frequency of the large collection. Each coin is described, with its place of origin and a reproduction of its inscription.

English, 1968, 196 pages, 11 plates, paper, $5.

Near Eastern Numismatics, Iconography, Epigraphy and History: Studies in Honor of George C. Miles

Edited by Dickran K. Kouymjian, with assistance from Jere L. Backarach
George Miles was Curator of Islamic Coins for the American Numismatic Society, and a former Chief Curator and Executive Director of the ANS. The essays in this volume were chosen to mark his retirement, and concentrate on the subjects which occupied his own scholarly research: numismatics, epigraphy, iconography and history of the Islamic, pre-Islamic and Byzantine worlds.




English, 1974, 503 pages, cloth, $25.

Small Change in Ancient Beirut , The Coin Finds from BEY 006 and 045: Persian, Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine Periods

by Kevin Butcher, Professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick, is the first of a special series of Berytus Archaeological Studies (vol. XLV-XLVI), subtitled "Archaeology of the Beirut Souks." It presents the results of excavations conducted by an archaeological team from the American University of Beirut (AUB) in collaboration with a group of British archaeologists and organizations at a group of sites in and around the souks of post-war Beirut between 1994 and 1997.

This volume deals with the numismatic and economic history of Beirut and the region based on roughly 7000 coins excavated stratigraphically from the AUB Souks excavations. Almost all of the coins found represent low denominations made of base metals. In light of the relatively few coin reports that have been published from the area of the eastern Mediterranean, this issue of Berytus is a valuable resource for both numismatists and scholars of ancient exchange and trade. It provides a detailed analysis of the coins, as well as selected comparisons to coins discovered at other sites in order to put the findings into a wider regional context. Furthermore, it provides an important point of reference for the forthcoming publication of the other finds from the AUB Souks excavations.

Berytus Archaeological Studies is an annual publication of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Beirut. It has been published continuously since 1934.