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TORNBERG, Carl Johan.
Numi Cufici regii numophylacii Holmiensis, quos omnes in terra Sueciae repertos.Uppsala, Leffler and Sebell, 1848. 4to. With 14 lithographed plates. Contemporary blind-blocked cloth.
[6], LXXXVIII, 315, [1] pp.First edition of a work on Kufic coins, written by the Swedish orientalist and numismatic Carl Johan Tornberg (1807-1877). The work catalogues all the early Arabic coins found on Swedish soil, now residing in the Kungliga Svenska Myntkabinettet (Swedish Royal Coin Collection), Stockholm. The descriptions note where and under whose rule the coins were minted. Tornberg also gives a transcription of the coin's text in Arabic and a short note on its appearance and rarity. Among the earliest coins are those from the Ummayad caliphate around the year 63 (684-685), followed by coins from the Abbasids, the Ummayads in Spain, up to the Hamdanids and Marwanids.Slightly browned, otherwise in very good condition. With some red wax on front board, spine slightly discoloured.l K. Adahl, Islamic art collections (2000), p. 111; not in Blackmer; Murray.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830) [Netherlands]
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