Orient- und Islamwissenschaft

Research Centre for Islamic Numismatics Tübingen (FINT)

The Forschungsstelle für Islamische Numismatik Tübingen (FINT) is a research facility at the Department of Oriental and Islamic Studies at the University of Tübingen. It was founded in 1990, two years after the Volkswagen Foundation had helped to acquire for the University what was then the most important private collection of Islamic coins. Supported by private sponsors, the FINT collection has grown since then until it now ranks among the three largest and best of its kind, comprising about 80.000 historical coins from all periods and regions of the Islamic world. Accordingly, the FINT is frequented by international research guests, and various projects are carried out here. It has an excellent reference library dedicated to Islamic numismatics.

Spring 2021: The FINT library is being retro-cataloged so that it is possible to search for this inventory in the University Library's Catalog plus.

Courses on Islamic numismatics are regularly offered as part of the department’s curriculum, and every year in May, the FINT organizes an international conference on Islamic coinage on the occasion of the Oriental Numismatic Society's meeting (2021 via Zoom with over 50 participants and 12 presentations; 2022 again online with 10 presentations) – the next one from 6 to 7 May 2023 (the program will appear under "News").

Autumn 2021: There is a new Sylloge volume (Aleppo II), orderable in the publisher's online shop !

May 2022: Festschrift on the 70th birthday of Lutz Ilisch released, orderable in the publisher's online shop !


Research Centre for Islamic Numismatics Tübingen
Dept. Oriental and Islamic Studies

University of Tübingen
Wilhelmstr. 113
D-72074 Tübingen


Dr. Sebastian Hanstein

E-Mail:  sebastian.hanstein(at)uni-tuebingen.de

Tel.: 07071- 29 75208


Patricia Stasch

E-Mail: fint (at) aoi.uni-tuebingen .de
Tel.: 07071- 29 78532