156-dr-luke-treadwellProfessor Luke Treadwell

Position:

Samir Shamma Lecturer in Islamic Numismatics

Faculty / College Address:

The Khalili Research Centre

3 St John Street

Oxford

OX1 2LG

Tel. 01865 278209

luke.treadwell@orinst.ox.ac.uk

Main Areas of Research:

Early Islamic coinage (reforms of Abd al-Malik)
Eastern Iranian and Central Asian history 3rd-7th centuries AH
Islamic coinage and monetary history of the 3rd–4th centuries AH
Ethics and Politics of working with cultural artefacts

Recent Publications:

Who owns objects: the ethics and legality of collecting, Oxbow publications, 2006 (eds. E. Robson, L. Treadwell, C. Gosden)

"The account of the Samanid dynasty in Ibn Zafir al-Azdi's Akhbar al-duwal al-munqati'a", Iran, vol. 43, 2005, 135-171

"Mihrab and 'Anaza or Spear-in-Sacrum?: A reconsideration of the iconography of an early Marwanid silver drachm", Muqarnas, vol. 22, 2005, 1-28

(with Kalinin, V.) "A unique fals of Binkath (Shash) dated 186 AH", Oriental Numismatic Society Newsletter, 2003

(with Crone P.) 'A new text on Ismailism at the Samanid court,' Texts, Documents and Artefacts: Islamic Studies in Honour of D.S. Richards, ed. C.F. Robinson, Leiden: Brill, 2003, 37–67

Shahanshah and al-malik al-mu'ayyad: the legitimation of power in Samanid and Buyid Iran", Culture and Memory in Medieval Islam: Essays in Honour of Wilferd Madelung, Josef Meri and Farhad Daftary, eds., London: I.B. Tauris, 2003, 318–337

Selected Bibliography:

Who owns objects: the ethics and legality of collecting, Oxbow publications, 2006 (eds. E. Robson, L. Treadwell, C. Gosden)

Buyid coinage: a die corpus 322–435 AH, Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2001, 247 pages + 172 plates

"The account of the Samanid dynasty in Ibn Zafir al-Azdi's Akhbar al-duwal al-munqati'a", Iran, vol. 43, 2005, 135-171

"Mihrab and 'Anaza or Spear-in-Sacrum?: A reconsideration of the iconography of an early Marwanid silver drachm", Muqarnas, vol. 22, 2005, 1-28

(with Kalinin, V.) "A unique fals of Binkath (Shash) dated 186 AH", Oriental Numismatic Society Newsletter, 2003

(with Crone P.) 'A new text on Ismailism at the Samanid court,' Texts, Documents and Artefacts: Islamic Studies in Honour of D.S. Richards, ed. C.F. Robinson, Leiden: Brill, 2003, 37–67

Shahanshah and al-malik al-mu'ayyad: the legitimation of power in Samanid and Buyid Iran", Culture and Memory in Medieval Islam: Essays in Honour of Wilferd Madelung, Josef Meri and Farhad Daftary, eds., London: I.B. Tauris, 2003, 318–337

(with Askari, E.) "Catalogue of Buyid coins in the National Museum of Iran", Numismatic Chronicle 162, 2002, 359–364

"The 'Orans' drachms of Bishr b. Marwan and the figural coinage of the early Marwanid period", Oxford Studies in Islamic Art, 9/ii, 2001, 223–269

"Notes on the mint of Samarra (224–333 A.H.)", Papers from the inter-disciplinary conference on the city of Samarra' (Oxford Studies in Islamic Art, 14), Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001, 141–156

"The chronology of the pre-reform copper coinage of early Islamic Syria", Supplement to the Oriental Numismatic Society Newsletter, no. 162, Winter, 2000, 14 pp

"Ibn Zafir al-Azdi's account of the murder of the Samanid amir Ahmad b. Isma'il and the succession of his son, Nasr", Studies in honour of Clifford Edmund Bosworth, vol. 2 (The Sultan's Turret), Leiden: Brill, 2000, pp. 397-419

(with T. Khodjaniyazov ) "The Marv hoard of early Islamic dirhams", Iran 36 (1998), pp. 85-94 + 2 plates

"The Islamic dirhams from the Neble hoard", Nordisk Numismatisk Arsskrift (Nordic Numismatic Journal), 1992-93 (published 1997), pp. 22-33 (8 pp. + 4 plates)

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