Studia Palmyreńskie 13

  • Studia Palmyreńskie XIII. Monnaies des fouilles polonaises à Palmyre (2014)

    Aleksandra Krzyżanowska, Michał Gawlikowski

    142 (B&W and color illustrations)
    Examples of Byzantine and Sasanian coins from Polish Excavations in Palmyra. Original cover design by Marek Puszkarski, update Ewa Czyżewska

    • Scientific editor:
      Grzegorz Majcherek
      Substantive volume editor:
      Michał Gawlikowski
      Editor Part I:
      Katarzyna Lach
      Numismatic consultation Part I:
      Janina Wiercińska
      Independent reviewer:
      Steven E. Sidebotham
      Katarzyna Bartkiewicz
      Grzegorz Majcherek
      Technical editorial assistance:

      Iwona Zych, Agnieszka Szymczak

    • Photographs:
      Palmyra Expedition PCMA Archives; all coins in the first part rephotographed after cleaning by Waldemar Jerke (PCMA); coins in the second part photographed by Waldemar Jerke and Michał Gawlikowski; color images of Byzantine coins Tomasz Szmagier
      Digital processing:
      W. Krzyżanowski, Tomasz Szmagier, Ewa Czyżewska
      Ryszard Rybarzcyk for PCMA
      Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw; University of Warsaw Press

A new PCMA publication is available now: Studia Palmyreńskie 13. With this issue, the journal has been converted into a series that is inaugurated by a monograph presenting a catalog of coins discovered in the course of Polish excavations in Palmyra conducted by the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw in 1959–2001.

The first part presents a posthumous edition of a manuscript by Aleksandra Krzyżanowska, a keeper at the Department of Coins and Medals in the National Museum in Warsaw. It lists 518 Greek, Roman, and Byzantine coins, and presents tables and conclusions regarding the monetary circulation in Palmyra from the 1st to the 6th century AD. For the sake of completion, the presentation includes a reprint of a study by Stefan Skowronek of a treasure of Byzantine solidi from the 7th century, first published in 1962.

The second part, by Michał Gawlikowski, a longtime director of the Polish excavations in Palmyra, is a catalog of a treasure of Sassanian and Arab-Sassanian dirhems found in Palmyra in 2001. It describes 694 identifiable coins. The treasure was hoarded during the times of Persian domination in 614–628 and contained also 32 coins of Muslim rulers and governors struck in Iran and Mesopotamia in the last three decades preceding the monetary reform of 695.

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