Measuring medieval islamic economyWestern Social Science

Money & Coinage

The dataset for the coinage follows the arrangement by Stephen Album, A Checklist of Islamic Coins (1998), namely by region, dynasty and precious metal, copper, silver, gold, as well as glass where available. The prevailing exchange rate dinar-dirham could be provided for several regions using additional sources. Data on the degree of precious metal finesses in gold and silver coinage was also added where available.