SNG Kayhan (SNG Turkey 1)

Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum
Turkey 1
The Muharrem Kayhan Collection
Ausonius Publications, Bordeaux-Istanbul 2002
Author: Koray Konuk

2 pages of Preface by Georges Le Rider (French) and 2 pages of Introduction by Koray Konuk (English)
41 pages of plates with corresponding pages of descriptions (1,076 coins)
Indices containing Rulers, Magistrates ' names monograms and letters, and literature summary.

The book is well put together as you would expect from this great series.  It is in an A4 format and it is easy to see how image relates to coin descriptions as all are clearly labelled. 

Descriptions consist of;
Obverse description (and any letters)
Reverse description (and any letters)
Metal type
Die orientation (some coins only)
Relevant other references
Hoard source (if applicable)
The book largely covers the private collection of the author and this particular volume consists solely of Greek coinage (i.e. Roman Provincials are not present).  While there is some coverage of areas such as Thrace, Macedonia, Boiotia, Attika, Bithynia, Mysia, Troas, Aiolis, Lydia, Phrygia, Lykia, Pamphylia, Pisidia, Isauria, Kilikia, Cyprus, Syria, Egypt, Incerti, it is really areas such as Ionia (Ephesos and Miletos in particular) and Karia that get most attention.

The vast majority of the photos are good and clear - even if some of the actual coins are a bit worn - and some of the smaller coins get pictured in a 'times 2 ' method as well.

Overall this is a very good reference for Greek coins from Ionia and Karia.

Malcolm (|Bacchus|)