Archive – Premonetary Forms of Money

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A relic from Germany’s post-war era: a hoard of cigarette boxes

Time and again the happiness has been described a collector experiences when at a coin fair he finds the one, the small and seemingly insignificant object ... more ]

Money in Other Societies: Traditional Means of Payment from the Kuhn Collection – Part 1

In 2010 the MoneyMuseum in Zurich was able to acquire a part of the Kuhn collection. In order to facilitate the visitors’ approach to these odd means of payment a brochure has been issued, which we publish here by courtesy of the MoneyMuseum and the Sunflower Foundation... more ]

Money in Other Societies: Traditional Means of Payment from the Kuhn Collection – Part 2

In 2010 the MoneyMuseum in Zurich was able to acquire a part of the Kuhn collection. In order to facilitate the visitors’ approach to these odd means of payment a brochure has been issued, which we publish here by courtesy of the MoneyMuseum and the Sunflower Foundation... more ]

Money is what counts

A special exhibit of the Staatliche Münzsammlung (National Coin Collection) Munich
from November 5th, 2009, to May 2nd, 2010
Money – that is not only coins and banknotes but also very different objects according to culture. The cowry as currency, for example, looks on a much longer ... more ]

Numismatics in Jerusalem – Part 1

Actually, numismatics concentrates on quite a narrow space in Jerusalem. There is the Israel Museum, which accommodates beside its own collection the Israel Antiquities Authority as well. And only a fifteen minutes’ walk from there you will find the exhibition of the Bank of Israel. Follow us today to a visit at the Israel Museum. more ]

Monopoly goes Mycenae

When did you last play Monopoly? With the adaption by Classics researcher Anna P. Judson you will certainly see this classic in a whole new light. Her “Mycenopoly” transfers the board game to 2nd millennium Mycenae. more ]

Indian Ocean Trade and Exchange – An exhibition of the British Museum

The exhibition, ‘Connecting continents: Indian Ocean trade and exchange’, tells the story of how this vast oceanic space has connected people and cultures from Asia, East Africa, the Middle East and beyond. more ]

The History of Chinese Coinage

Quite rightly, China prides itself of its long history, impressively evidenced by the Chinese monetary tradition that took a different route than our western one. In three parts Ursula Kampmann describes this intriguing development. more ]

Indian Ocean Trade and Exchange – An exhibition of the British Museum

The exhibition, ‘Connecting continents: Indian Ocean trade and exchange’, tells the story of how this vast oceanic space has connected people and cultures from Asia, East Africa, the Middle East and beyond. more ]

A relic from Germany’s post-war era: a hoard of cigarette boxes

Time and again the happiness has been described a collector experiences when at a coin fair he finds the one, the small and seemingly insignificant object ... more ]

Indian Ocean Trade and Exchange – An exhibition of the British Museum

The exhibition, ‘Connecting continents: Indian Ocean trade and exchange’, tells the story of how this vast oceanic space has connected people and cultures from Asia, East Africa, the Middle East and beyond. more ]

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