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Dollars, dollars, dollars – but not for your purse!

Money and art, a well-known topic that has come up again at Sotheby’s new auction: with a total estimate of 64 to 89 million dollars the auction house offers 21 art objects by Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and other artists. They share their subject: the US dollar. more ]

Global power Portugal – Part 6: Megalithic settlements in Alentejo

In her latest travel diary, Ursula Kampmann discovers Portugal, the nation of explorers and seafarers. The sixth episode presents an unusual side of Portugal. With its megalithic settlements the Alentejo region shows an astonishing resemblance to Brittany. more ]

Our Cartoon: Franklin’s World

Philologist, numismatist and cartoonist Claire Franklin provides insight into her daily thoughts. Recently, at a coin show ... more ]


The Thirty Years’ War – Part 9 (1629-1630)

Religion was of secondary importance in the Thirty Years’ War. It was all about power and money. Ursula Kampmann brings that era alive. Today we look abroad: to Mantua and the Netherlands. more ]

Auction sales

Atlas Numismatics [ more ]

Stephen Album Rare Coins, USA-Santa Rosa, California [ more ]

Wolfshead Gallery, USA-Ridgewood [ more ]

Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s, USA-New York [ more ]