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 ]

Treasures from ancient Americas on display in The Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York currently presents the exhibition “Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas” which showcases some of the rarest exhibits from three millennia of American history. more ]

Art Dealer Program Brings Over 100 Artifacts Back to Tribes

Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association has returned over 100 ceremonial artifacts to Southwestern Indian tribes. This celebrates the phenomenal success of ATADA’s Voluntary Returns Program, a model for community action. 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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