The Paul Balog Collection Egypt Vol. III
[Baidoun, I. M., Heidemann, S. B. & Gitler, H.] Polymnia. Numismatica Antica e Medievale. Documenti. The Paul Balog Collection. Egypt Vol. III. The Mamlūks 1248 – 1517. Corpus I. Trieste, 2010. Quarto, pp. 418. Casebound. The present volume is the first in a series devoted to the Islamic coins in the collection of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. The majority of these coins were doated to the Museum by the late Paul Balog. The Israel museum is proud to continue Balog’s legacy by making his rich coin collection available to the public. The adoption of the sylloge format, organized by individual mints, is best suited to the needs of scholars of political and monetyary history. The Egyptian series is by far the strongest of Balog’s collection, and one of the largest of its kind. Appropriately, the Mamlūk mints in Egypt were chosen to be the subject of the first volume of the series.