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Numismatics – Japan

Opisanie iaponskikh doreformennykh zolotykh i serebrianykh monet kollektsii Imperatorskago Ermitazha [A description of Japanese pre-reform gold and silver coins in the collection of the Imperial Hermitage].

St. Petersburg: Tipografiia Imperatorskoi Akademii Nauk, 1913. Large octavo (27.5 × 19 cm). Original printed wrappers; [2], 51 pp., VII leaves of phototype reproductions. About very good; a few small nicks; wrappers foxed; in protective calque.

Illustrated essay on various coins in use prior to the Japanese currency reform of 1871, which unified the wide variety of coins and denominations, adopted new currency units based on the decimal system, and led to the use of Western technology for minting new coins. The work is based on a collection of Japanese coins at the Russian Imperial Hermitage, which began with a gift of gold and silver coins to Alexander III in 1882, along with a catalog of the included coins. The author, Vasilii M. Alekseev (1881–1951) was a leading Soviet sinologist and numismatist.

As of June 2023, KVK, OCLC show two copies in North America, at Harvard and Texas A&M.

Book ID: 52076

Price: $450.00