Early Iranian and Central Asian Numismatics

Early Iranian and Central Asian Numismatics, Hofstra Univ., Apr. 10

Middle Eastern and Central Asian Program at Hofstra University presents

Third Seminar on Early Iranian and Central Asian Numismatics In Memoriam Boris Kochnev (1940-2002)

Sunday, April 10, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Hofstra University, Breslin Hall 106

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for directions see: http://www.hofstra.edu/About/InfoCenter/info_intmap.html

(on the map Breslin Hall is in the bottom center)

Session I: Early Islamic Coinage

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Konstantin Kravtsov (State Hermitage Museum)

An Obscure Period in the History of Tabaristan (760s AD): Analysis of Written and Numismatic Sources

Stuart Sears (Wheaton College)

Crisis on an Asian Frontier: The Countermarking of Umayyad Dirahms in Khurasan in the Early Eighth Century CE

Luke Treadwell (Oxford Univeristy)

Aleksandr Naymark (Hofstra University)

The Very Last Sogdian Coin

Lunch break

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Session II: Classical Age of Islamic Coinage

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Michael Bates (American Numismatic Society)

The Second Muhammadiyya, the Mine of Bajunays

Arianna d’Ottone (La Sapienza Univeristy of Rome)

>From Russia to Rome: the Stanzani Collection of Islamic Coins

Aleksandr Naymark (Hofstra University)

Byzantine Anonymous Folles from Qarakhanid Possessions in the Ferghana and Chu Valleys

Coffee Break

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Session III: On the Borders: India and Yemen

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Waleed Ziad (Yale University)

Islamic Coins from a Hindu Temple: Reevaluating Ghaznawid Policy towards Hinduism through new Numismatic Evidence from the Kashmir Smast in Gandhara

Daniel Varisco (Hofstra University)

Rasulid Coinage in the Daftar of al-Malik al-Muzaffar: A Preliminary Textual Study

Coffee Break

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Session IV: Mongols

3:45 am – 5:00 pm

Stefan Heidemann (Metropolitan Museum of Art – Bard College Graduate Center)

The Coin Finds from the Heart of the Mongol Empire: Qaraqorum  Results of the Bonn University Excavation

Necla Akkaya (Selcuk Universty)

Coins of the Ilkhanid ruler Abu Sa`id Bahadur Khan

Olga Kirillova (Orel, Russia), Aleksandr Naymark (Hofstra University)

A Copy of the Seal of the Bulgarian Tsar Ivan II Asen from Samarqand

General Discussion

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Dinner in Brooklyn – 6:45 pm

Restaurant (preliminary selection, still subject to change, we are working on it):

Nargis Café

Address: 2818 Coney Island Avenue, NY 11235

Phone: 718-872-7888

Seminar is sponsored by the Middle Eastern and Central Asian Program at Hofstra University

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