Steve is the most world renowned scholar on ancient Islamic coins. He knows more about them than anybody else. He can tell you who ruled, when, where, what happened to them when they were three, how they were dethroned, and what coins were in circulation at the time. He also knows more about California geography then anyone I know. I think he's been to every city in the state and knows every highway and freeway that gets you there. His brain is a perfectly accurate time line. He is turning 68 tomorrow and still travels the world unearthing coins and appraising collections. A truly amazing individual as eccentric as he is brilliant. Happy birthday Steve!