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The Most Influential People in Numismatics?

Coin World is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a publication entitled ‘The 60 Most Influential People in Numismatics’. Their selection is questionable to say the least.

Not All Break-Ins at German Museums are Successful!

It is reassuring to know that not every attempt to break into a German museum is successful: in 2019, thieves failed in their attempt to steal an enormous hoard of Roman gold coins in Trier. Now, one of them is appearing in court.

Numismatic Jubilee in Moscow’s Pushkin Museum

75 years ago the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts opened its numismatic department, today one of Russia’s most important numismatic collections. Moscow’s museum is celebrating this event with the exhibition “Curators. The Brotherhood of the Key”.

What Are Mining Issues? Mining Prior to the Industrial Revolution

If you mint coins, you need metal. The minting techniques employed for this were technical breakthroughs and closely linked to advances in engineering. So-called mining issues bear witness to this. Wilhelm Müseler tells their story.

Our Cartoon: Franklin’s World

Philologist, numismatist and cartoonist Claire Franklin provides insight into her daily thoughts. Recently, at the house of Church Father Lactantius …

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“La Calaisienne”: Medal Commemorating France’s Victory in the Hundred Years’ War

After France’s victory in the Hundred Years’ War, Charles VII awarded his most distinguished knights with a silver medal. Lugdunum will offer one of these very rare objects of 1455 in its forthcoming auction sale. Find here a film about the very piece.

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Vondrovec, Klaus

Klaus Vondrovec is numismatist and director of the Vienna Coin Cabinet. In addition to his research on ancient coins and museum tasks, he is particularly interested in attracting a wide audience to numismatics.
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