|Numismatist Jamal Torabi to be commemorated in Tehran||
TEHRAN – Experts will gather for a ceremony today at the Iranian Academy of Arts (IAA) to commemorate Seyyed Jamal Torabi Tabatabaii (1925-2009), who is the father of Iran’s numismatics.
Historian, writer and poet Mohammad-Ebrahim Bastani Parizi, Head of the Managing Board of the Iranian Society of History Dariush Rahmanian, and Manager of the Anthropology Encyclopedia Center and the Research Institute of History of Oriental Civilization Mohammad-Sadeq Mahfuzi are expected to speak at the ceremony, IAA reported in a press release on Monday.
Born in Tabriz, Torabi Tabatabaii was a graduate in history and geography and worked as a teacher in different cities.
He was commissioned to establish the Azerbaijan Museum, a major archaeological and historical museum in Tabriz in 1958 and was the curator of the museum for several years.
The book “Akkoyunlu Coins and the Base of Unity in Safavid Dynasty” complied by Torabi Tabatabaii and published in 1976 brought the author the best book of the year award the same year.
Torabi Tabatabaii spent over 60 years collecting and registering Iranian coins of different dynasties.
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