Egyptian National Library Numismatic Material: A Searchable Website

The Egyptian National Library holds approximately 6,500 Islamic numismatic items including coins, glass weights, the largest collection of Egyptian coin dies in the world, and medals. This collection was catalogued in 1982 but the book has long been out of print and only 5% of the items were illustrated. Project Director: Jere Bacharach

The Egyptian National Library holds approximately 6,500 Islamic numismatic items including coins, glass weights, the largest collection of Egyptian coin dies in the world, and medals. This collection was catalogued in 1982 but the book has long been out of print and only 5% of the items were illustrated. The web based database which is in Arabic and English includes images of every piece and searches can be done in Arabic or English by catalogue number, type of object, dynasty, ruler, name of mint on the object, modern name of the mint, Muslim date, C.E. date, etc.

Project Details


Location: Cairo, Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): Egyptian National Library Funder(s): American Research Center in Egypt - Antiquities Endowment Fund Grant Funding received: $6,830 Commencement Date: 07/2015 Project Status: Completed
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