Orient- und Islamwissenschaft

FINT Collection of Islamic Coins

In Germany, not only the numerically largest, but also the best quality collection of Islamic coins is located at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen. Based on a small old stock from the previous century, the then most important private collection in this field was acquired in 1988 with the help of the Volkswagen Foundation. Supported by private sponsors, over the next ten years the research centre succeeded in doubling its stock through targeted acquisition. With around 75,000 coins today, including more than 3,000 in gold, which systematically reflect Islamic coin history, the FINT collection has a worldwide top-ranking position, comparable with the Hermitage in St. Petersburg and the American Numismatic Society's collection in New York. As a historical resource, it is well organized like an archive, but only a fraction of the data is published to date.

Curator: Sebastian Hanstein

Collection content

(Stand Ende Dezember 2006)

 

Spain 516
Maghreb (bes. Idrisiden und Marokko) 4417
Sizilien und Kreta 75
Egypt 1033 coins
  60 Glasgewichte
Yaman 1701
Ostarabien 35
Ostafrika 37
   
Bilad ash-Sham:  
imitative Kupfermünzen
byzantinischen Typs
ca. 500
Palästina/ al-Urdunn 631
Münzstätte Damaskus 1657
Münzstätte Hamah 729
Münzstätte Tarablus 304
Münzstätte Aleppo 2039
andere syrische Münzstätten 548
   
al-Jazira 3642
al-'Iraq 2572
Anatolien 3886
Rumeli
(osman. Südosteuropa)
499
Qipchaq (Chasaren, Bulgaren,
Goldene Horde und Nachfolger)
ca. 830
Armenien und Georgien 1052
   
Iran:  
Spätsasanidische Münzen 555
Khuzistan 948
Adharbayjan 3657
Gilan 734
Jibal 4270
Fars 2237
Kirman 342
Mazandaran und Jurjan 1683
Westliches Khurasan (Nishapur und Herat) 2776
Oberer Oxus (Balkh, Tirmidh und Badakhshan) 2018
Östliches Khurasan (Ghazna und Kabul) 1592
Sijistan 650
Münzstätte Qandahar 451
unsichere Münzstätten im Iran 698
   
Zentralasien:  
Khwarizm 230
Buchara und Samarqand 1388
Östliches Zentralasien 716
   
Indien ca. 3178
Hortfunde islamischer Münzen ca. 8865
Münzförmige Schmuckimitationen ca. 102
Europäische Münzen für Orienthandel u.ä. 65
Unbestimmte Münzen ca. 1000