BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MOSLEM NUMISMATICS. PREFACE: SOME time ago, when
preparing the bibliographical chapterof my Catalogue of Mamluk
Coins of the Palestine ArchcBologicalMuseum, I realized that with a
little additional effort abibliography of Moslem numismatics In
general could bewritten. Consequently the scope of my work was
enlarged, and the result is submitted herewith.This bibliography
covers the whole field up to the end ofthe year 1934 the relevant
literature dating from 1935onwards may be found in the Annual
Bibliography of IslamicArt and Archaeology. India is excluded, as
Moslem numismaticsin that country form an almost independent
section ofOriental numismatics, and a bibliography of the subject
couldbe, compiled only in either very large or very
specializedlibraries, none of which was within my reach during the
bestpart of the preparation of this volume.The bibliography Is
arranged by authors, and the worksof each author by dates such
books or articles as I was unableto date have been grouped at the
end of the chronologicalsequence.Several articles were known to me
from references only, and in cases where I could not lay hands on
the originalor find all the required information, the unchecked
detailshad to be omitted. It seemed advisable to Include suchtitles
even in fragmentary form rather than risk inaccuraciesor leave them
out altogether.It was sometimes hard to draw a line between
articlesdevoted to coins and those dealing with glass weights
andseals. In cases of doubt I preferred to include rather thanto
exclude an article, and I hope the reader will forgive meif I erred
on the full side.The most onerous part of the preparation for the
press ofa bibliography is the revision, ofthe manuscript, and I
gladlytake this opportunity to reiterate my thanks to Dr.
StellaBen-Dor and Mr. B. Levitte for their share in the checking
ofthe present volume, as well as to Dr. T. J. Arne, Sir
RichardBurn, Dr. W, Haag, Mr. M. Narkiss, Dr. Armas Salonen, Mr.
J.Schulman and Mr. Igor "Wahrarno, who gave me additional
in-formation about certain books or articles, or called my
atten-tion to some that would otherwise have escaped my notice.My
special thanks are due to Messrs. John Allan and JohnWalker of the
British Museum, who, besides offering meevery facility during my
only too short visits to theirDepartment, very kindly read the
proofs of this volume andgave me the benefit of their most valuable
advice.I should be grateful if users of this bibliography would
begood enough to let me know of any omissions or inaccuracieswhich
they may find.L. A. MAYER.
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