Coins Sent to Harvard Mission

The Harvard Mission has received from Rev. George P. Knapp '87, a foreign missionary located in Harpoot, Turkey, a collection of foreign coins, mostly of Turkish and Greek countries, which have been put on sale at Phillips Brooks House for the benefit of the mission. In the collection as originally received there were 188 specimens, representing 113 different dynasties. The University library was given its choice of the coins to add to its collections, and the 75 which remained have been returned to Phillips Brooks House where they are now on sale. The coins are of different metals, the finest being silver. They appear to have been struck by hand from dies which were of remarkably fine workmanship, as to engraving, but the edges are not well defined and many of the coins have ragged shapes.