Elena Abramovna Davidovich
On December 5th of this year at the age of almost 91, Elena Abramovna Davidovich died after a long period of poor health. This Doctor of Historical Sciences, professor and archaeologist was an outstanding scholar in the field of oriental source-study. Her passing marks the end of a whole era in fundamental research and important discoveries in her country and above all in the numismatics of the Islamic world. Elena Davidovich was a prolific writer in this domain, producing nine monographs and around three hundred articles published in her own country and abroad. The main focus of her interest was research into the coinage of Central Asia between the 8th and 18th centuries.