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« on: October 23, 2018, 07:56:58 am »

A workshop on Sasanian coins will be held at Princeton University on Saturday, November 3. Here is the link:
https://www.princeton.edu/iran/events/Nov-3-Sasanian-poster.pdf

This is far from an area of collecting in which I have any knowledge or experience, but the workshop is close to home and on a day that I can fit it into my schedule. I have never attended a high-level workshop and expect that it will be fascinating. I'll be there! I was just wondering whether any other members of FORVM intend to be present; if so, it would be nice to meet someone face-to-face and say hello.

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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2018, 01:04:08 pm »

Way too far out of my neck of the woods, but I do hope you give us a report about Sassanian coins and their significance.  Also, let us know if after such a seminar do you feel confident and competent to deal with a new area?  Will your collecting interests change, expand because of this?  Curious about how it goes.  Chronologically and geographically when and where are the Sassanians?  Where do the Sassanians fit into the history of the area?  These of course are just questions that you might ask yourself, before you go in. so you can refine and correct your perceptions when you get there.  Exciting!
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2018, 03:16:30 pm »

Too bad I no longer live in NJ, as this is very much an area of interest to me. Some big names will be present, and Robert Schaaf has a very well known collection. Nickolaus Schindel authored an entire Sylloge Nummorum Sasanidarum volume dedicated to the Schaaf collection.
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2018, 11:25:10 am »

I am there now.  Good to meet you.  Anyone else attending?
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2018, 08:56:33 am »

I am there now.  Good to meet you.  Anyone else attending?

How was the workshop?
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2018, 10:09:06 pm »

Ed: It was nice talking to you there. Stay in touch.

Tracy: The conference was called to recognize Princeton's acquisition of the Robert Schaaf collection, part of which was on display. Schaaf spoke, as did Nickolaus Schindel.

JBF: I definitely don't feel confident enough to deal with a new area of numismatics, but nevertheless have ordered my first coin. I will post it once I have it in hand.

All: Ed can confirm that it was a fascinating conference and a very nice way to spend a Saturday.

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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2018, 10:33:32 am »

After attending the conference, I was inspired to acquire the 32 mm. coin attached below. It was sold as an issue by the Hunnic Tribes, imitating a Sasanian coin. My initial impression was that the coin is actually a Sasanian drachm issued by Khusro II. I've been struggling to identify the mint and year (my best guess is WH mint, 13th regnal year). Now, my thinking is that stylistically, perhaps it is a Hephthalite issue after all. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. This is a new area of coinage for me and I fear that it is beyond my ability to attribute correctly on my own. Stkp
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