The King Abdul Aziz Public Library is organizing a specialized exhibition of rare and distinguished Islamic coins through the ages, from those owned by the library, where the library acquires rare coins of Arab and Islamic coins, the number exceeded 8 thousand and rare coins, dating back to the Umayyad, Abbasid, Andalusian, Fatimid, Ayyubid, Atabeg and Seljuk eras. And the Mamluks, and from the countries of the Islamic Mashreq, the Maghreb countries and the Ottoman era.
The exhibition, which is launched under the auspices of the Saudi Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud, displays some coins belonging to some civilizations that lived in the Arabian Peninsula, and which were struck in the coinage cities of the Arabian Peninsula in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, Al-Yamamah, Bisha and others. Cities, and the exhibition will be held in the library branch for services on Khurais Road next Tuesday, December 21; To form a window through which visitors, specialists and those interested can see the manifestations of Islamic civilization with its historical and human dignity.
For his part, the General Supervisor of the King Abdulaziz Public Library, Faisal bin Muammar, confirmed that the library made a great effort in preparing this exhibition to reflect the interest of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its leadership in preserving everything related to Arab and Islamic history, and its interaction with diverse civilizations and cultures.
King Abdul Aziz Library Coins Exhibition
Bin Muammar explained that the exhibition constitutes an introduction to Islamic numismatics through the ages, including multiple models, coins, coins and rare pieces, a variety of different coins and coins, which are deeply rooted in history acquired by the library from different Islamic eras, giving each piece a religious, cognitive, historical, cultural and military significance. and technically important; As a document and a historical axiom, it gives a full explanation of the different historical stages and eras, the features of these eras, their economic, cultural and civilizational transformations in which they were minted, and the extent of their economic strength.
He pointed out that it provided an epistemological significance; highlighting its arts and standing on the depth of its culture and the comprehensiveness of its knowledge and areas of creativity; In a manner that reflects the richness and great diversity of Arab and Islamic civilization, and other indications that highlight the verses, slogans, the aesthetics of calligraphy and the type of metals from which they were minted.
The general supervisor of the library referred to a number of accompanying events that the library holds on the sidelines of the exhibition. Most notably: the inauguration of the book (Arabic Calligraphy on Islamic Coins) by Dr. Nayef Al-Sharaan, which the library commissioned to complete and which provides the Arabic library with the study of Arabic calligraphy and its development over the ages through Islamic coins, in light of the Islamic coins preserved in the King Abdulaziz Public Library, in addition to establishing Seminars for specialists and researchers read Islamic coinage and its significance, and how coins and coins played a pivotal role in an unprecedented way in any era. The exhibition also provides an opportunity for hobbyists in the field of coin collecting and acquisition to participate in displaying their most prominent holdings with the support of the library for researchers, interested people and specialists. To spread and preserve Arab and Islamic culture and highlight its deep-rooted cultural values.
King Abdul Aziz Library Coins Exhibition
It is noteworthy that the exhibition is based on the full use of technology, and all the contents of the exhibition are recorded and saved on the digital assets platform on the Internet; This helps to preserve the library’s intellectual rights in data and images and helps speed up access to them.