Creation of a specialized coin museum in Kordestan

TEHRAN – The cultural heritage authorities of Kordestan province should establish a museum dedicated to historical coins and coins.

Pieces from different historical eras of Iran and other countries will be on display in the Qorveh City Museum, the western city’s tourism chief said on Saturday.

Covering an area of ​​250 square meters, the museum is expected to generate more than six job opportunities after its inauguration, Mohammad Moradi added.

According to the Encyclopedia Iranica, coins and coins, standardized units of metal used as a medium of exchange, were first introduced to Persia by the Achaemenid Darius I (521-486 BC).

Prior to modern times, the Persian economy consisted of a conglomerate of regional economies, each with a currency and monetary system focused on local commerce, rather than an integrated national economy. For this reason, it makes more sense to study changes in the production (weight, fineness) of a single mint over time, rather than trying to come up with an estimate of a non-existent national standard.

The name Kordestan refers to the main inhabitants of the region. After the Turkish invasion of Iran in the 11th century CE (Seljuq period), the name Kurdistan was applied to the region comprising the northwestern Zagros mountains.

It was during the reign of Abbas I the Great of the Safavid dynasty of Iran (1501-1736) that the Kurds rose to prominence, having been enlisted by Abbas I to help stem the attacks of marauding Uzbeks from the east at the beginning of the 17th century.

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