Previously out of print for 14 years, this is an essential book for collectors of Eastern coins and for people who want to learn to decipher the Arabic featured on coins.
Non-western scripts are a challenge to western coin collectors. Plant challenges you to learn Arabic script with short, to the point chapters followed by amusing exercises (solutions in the back of the book). Those who are only interested in modern coins can just take chapters 1 to 8 and 23 to 26. Plant is not just knowledgeable about Arabic, but also about coins”.
A very useful book when you have to identify arab coins! It was very helpful to me to read dates on umayyad dinars, a very cheap investment for the help it brings you!!