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Каталог-сборник монет Туркестана Catalog of Pre-Modern Central Asian Coins 1680-1923

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Хочу поделиться информацией о том, что вышел с печати  Каталог монет Туркестана.

 

Авторы: В. Н. Настич и Вольфганг Шустер.

 

Дата выпуска - 2017г. Май-Июнь...

 

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CATALOG OF PRE-MODERN CENTRAL ASIAN COINS 1680–1923
Janid (later period) – Bukhara – Tashkand – Shahrisabz – Khoqand – Khiva – Khorezm Republic – Dzungar (later period) – Islamic East Turkestan ‒ Controversial Issues

By Vladimir NASTICH and Wolfgang SCHUSTER. ― Moscow ‒ Vienna 2016. ― 294 pp., with numerous illustrations throughout the text, 5 tables and 1 map. ― Bibliography: pp. 277‒286; Russian summary: pp. 287‒291.

This work concerns an entirely new catalog of a field of numismatics that so far has been poorly served by scattered publications of widely varying substance, academic quality and visual impact, not to mention lack of accessibility.  With the present work, the authors have set high standards of performance in every sense and have succeeded admirably in putting Central Asian coinage on the map, so to speak. Their project has been one of long gestation which is not surprisingly in view of the fact that no comprehensive compilation of previous work hailing back to the last 230 years on any aspect of these coinages exists. Collecting, translating, assessing, selecting and sifting information, separating historical fact from fancy, collating and analysing all that has been published and illustrated in a wide array of periodicals and other scattered documents, in about a dozen different languages, has been the lead author's great merit. The co-author has assisted in the daunting process of making sense of the information about frequently highly confusing coin types and series, presenting them in as much of a systematic manner as possible.

It can be said that Central Asian numismatics is not for starters! Yet a very thorough general introductory chapter together with sections on how the catalog has been composed and how to use it make it largely accessible to the beginner too.  All recorded and reported coin types, subtypes, varieties, metals, mint names and epithets, as well as years of issue are covered and described with main design features, latinized readings of coin inscriptions, composition and metrological details. Almost all described type/variety entries are supplied with one or more colored coin illustrations, more than 820 in all. Combining historical fact, basic data and image, the coins themselves almost come to life which makes the catalog easy to use for scholars, museum workers, collectors and numismatic dealers.

The entire content of the Catalog under review is partitioned between 10 thematic parts listed in the subtitle and covering the coinage of Central Asia from the late period of the Janid Khanate (late 17th century) through separate issues of different political entities within its territory until the end of the Bukhara Emirate and the Khanate of Khiva (finally resulting in the Khorezm People’s Soviet Republic), also known as Russian Turkestan. Also included are the Dzungar Khanate issues and a selection of coin issues of East (Chinese) Turkestan, today Sinkiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China ― namely those demonstrating evidence of historical, ethno-cultural and linguistic interrelations with the coin issues of the above-mentioned area.

The present Catalog took more than ten years to complete and is the result of an international project of considerable size between Russian and Austrian specialists, a fruitful union between a professional orientalist and a meticulous connoisseur and well known coin collector.

As mentioned, no other comprehensive catalog or detailed study covering all Central Asian coins of the period exists. Hence an autonomous numbering system (NS- catalog numbers) has been defined for easy use and reference. Where meaningful, cross references with other catalogs have been included. The authors have made full use of the possibilities which present-day digital composition and illustration offers. This is evident in the high level of presentation at which this work is compiled, thoroughly arranged and professionally formatted. Its publication will definitely provide optimal understanding of the coins and monetary systems of pre-modern Central Asia. It will lead to greater appreciation of the historical significance and cultural aspects, alongside the artistic and collectible appeal of this highly interesting and diverse range of coin issues that have come into existence in recent centuries, but have remained largely unknown. “Unbekannt macht unbeliebt”, this catalog is expected to change that and to become the standard reference for years to come.

 

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Спасибо за приятную новость. Когда в последний раз видел Владимира Ниловича Настича, он как раз говорил, что книга скоро должна выйти.

Но я не ожидал, что она выйдет так быстро.

Тема хотя и не моя, но радостно видеть, когда усилия исследователей доходят до реальных публикаций, потому что до сих пор это происходит, в силу разных причин,  далеко не всегда.

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9 минут назад, gvele сказал:

Спасибо за приятную новость.

Новость действительно приприятнейшая, уважаемый gvele, спасибо...

Особенно для тех, кто в теме...Этот период монет Туркестана был ог-

ромным пробелом в нумизматике Средней Азии. Большое и нужное де-

ло, В. Настич сделал с коллегой, за что им огромное наше благодарение.

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