Saturday, 30.05.2020

Night at the Museum: Break-in for the Purpose of Sightseeing?

Once again there has been a break-in at a museum. This time, it was the Australian Museum in Sydney. However, it seems that this time, the burglar was not particularly interested in stealing valuable exhibits.

Face the King

2,500 years ago, Greek artists invented portrait on coins. There was a reason for it: portraits were supposed to strengthen the loyalty of the ruler’s troops. After all, mercenaries should be aware of who brought the money. Andreas Pangerl is summarizing his history of portraiture.

White Gold: Studies in Early Electrum Coinage

Finally, the proceedings of two conferences on electrum coinage have been published. The work offers a detailed picture of the evidence at hand for understanding the contexts in which early electrum coins were produced and used.

Johann Adolf of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf and His Portugalesers

Originally, later-born son Johann Adolf was supposed to become Bishop of Bremen and Lübeck, but when his two brothers died, he had to fight for the Duchy of Schleswig-Holstein. Minting portugalesers was part of the diplomatic game. Künker will offer three of these rare portugalesers in their upcoming auction.

Our Cartoon: Franklin’s World

Philologist, numismatist and cartoonist Claire Franklin provides insight into her daily thoughts. Recently, in Sparta…

DOWNLOADS

MünzenMarkt 30 Mai 2020

  • Echt falsch!?
  • Echt oder schlecht? - Von Fälschungen und Eigeninitiative im Römischen Reich.
  • Besser als die antiken Vorbilder - Oder: Warum die Paduaner keine Fälschungen waren.
  • Schlechtes Geld und Preußens Gloria - Auch Könige können Münzen fälschen.
  • Fälschungen aus der Berliner Reichsdruckerei
  • Was tun, wenn eine Münze falsch sein könnte?
  • Keine Angst vor dem Online-Gebot
  • So sehen Münz-Auktionen der Zukunft aus
  • 30 & 10: Doppeljubiläum bei der Leipziger Münzhandlung

MünzenWoche Spezial 2/20 München 2020

  • Die silbernen Eulen von Athen mit vollständigem Typenkatalog
  • Workshop: Internet für Münzhändler
  • Ausstellerverzeichnis Numismata
  • Inserenten-Profile
  • Auktions-Highlights

PODCASTS

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The Samel Collection. Jewish Coins and Medals

Auction house Künker will be offering the Samel Collection in Auction 334 on 17 March 2020. Its items tell the history of the Jewish people from the Persian conquest of Judaea to our times. The focal point is on the ancient period. This podcast shows you the ancient history until Titus conquered Jerusalem.

WHO'S WHO

Noel, Caleb P.

Since April 2020, Caleb Noel has been in charge of The Numismatist, the traditional members’ magazine of the American Numismatic Association.
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