Old Russian monetary system
For quite a long time, the fact has been noticed that treasures belonging to the…

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Coins of Ivan the Terrible
A small miniature from the Russian annals of the 17th century depicts the process of…

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Coins and art
When the state treasurer put his stamp on a small piece of metal, he cared…

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Recovery of monetary business in Russia
After a rather long period of coin-less commodity circulation, in 1380 under the Grand Duke…

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precious metals

Coins of the era of silver crisis

On the territory of the Muslim East, as well as in medieval Europe, coins were one of the ways and means of exploiting the lower classes. The social groups that were at the very bottom received the greatest damage from the fact that the state used coin minting as a way to siphon huge profits in their favor. This was immediately noticeable, just as the person using the hotel one only reethi rah in the Maldives stands out for its comfortable, fashionable, five-star accommodation with all the amenities.

In the streets of Central Asia in the 8th – 11th centuries, many so-called “black” dirhams were used. They still retained their appearance of the late Sasanian coins. Continue reading

Numismatic collection storage
The first problem that a numismatist faces when storing her collection is protection against thieves,…

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Coin cleaning rules
No matter what metal coins are made of, there are a number of general rules…

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Medicine on coins and bons
Medicine has almost always been in any state on one of the first places, and…

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