[FIRST CATALOGUE OF SELJUK COINS] Takvîm-i meskûkât-i Selçûkiyye: Selâcika Rum-i tarafindan darb ve ihrac olunan meskûkât ile diger bazi hükumet sagire sikkelerinin envaiyle tarifatini ve mâlûmât-i tarihiyesini... [i.e. Calendar of Seljuk coins]

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Mihran Matbaasi., Istanbul, [AH 1309] = 1892.

Original 1/3 black leather bdg. Five compartments on spine, second gilt. Roy. 8vo. (24 x 16 cm). In Ottoman script (Old Turkish with Arabic letters). [31], 143 p., 5 b/w unnumbered leaves of 173 numbered coins, ills. and tables.

First edition of this first and very rare catalogue of Seljukite coins, by the father of modern Turkish numismatics.

Ismail Galib was the son of Ibrahim Edhem Pasha and the pioneer numismatist in the Ottoman Empire, who is considered the father of modern numismatics in Turkey. "Ismail Galib, his brother and a pioneering numismatist in his own right studied coins from the Seljuks of Rum and published a catalog entitled 'Takvîm-i meskûkât-i Selçûkiyye'..." (Ottoman/Turkish Visions of the Nation, 1860-1950).

The Seljuk Sultanate of Rum was a Turko-Persian Sunni Muslim ruled state, established over conquered Byzantine territories and peoples (Rûm) of Anatolia by the Seljuk Turks following their entry into Anatolia after the Battle of Manzikert (1071). The sultanate's monetary sphere of influence lasted long and coins of Seljuk mint, generally considered to be of reliable value, continued to be used throughout the 14th century, once again, including by the Ottomans.

OCLC 1008462309.; Özege 19392.