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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.

Global Power Portugal Part 5: Evora

In her latest travel diary, Ursula Kampmann discovers Portugal, the nation of explorers and seafarers. In the fifth episode, we make our way to the provincial region of Alentejo, to Evora. The idyllic small town, which has been UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986, was once an important residence of Portugal’s kings.

Global Power Portugal Part 4: Medieval Lisbon

In her latest travel diary, Ursula Kampmann discovers Portugal, the nation of explorers and seafarers. The fourth episode takes you right into medieval Lisbon. The best place to start is the castle hill.

Edwin Tobler (1922-2020)

Edwin Tobler, the great connoisseur of Swiss numismatics died on 14 March 2020. The modest and reserved collector had a decisive influence on Swiss numismatics by means of his publications. Ursula Kampmann commemorates him.

Heritage Auctions, USA-Dallas, TX

Although the Central States Numismatic Society Convention was canceled, the Heritage auction will still take place, but was moved to the HA headquarter in Dallas, Texas. An 1858 proof Liberty Eagle gold coin will be at auction for the first time in 36 years.

Dr. Busso Peus Nachf., D-Frankfurt

In their 150th year of existence, auction house Dr. Busso Peus Nachf. present in their 426th auction a balanced selection of ancient coins, remarkable pieces from the early modern period and a range of the German Imperial Coins after 1871.

Our Cartoon: Franklin’s World

Philologist, numismatist and cartoonist Claire Franklin provides insight into her daily thoughts. Recently, when the sea level rose…

Stack’s Bowers Galleries, Santa Ana (CA)

Although moved to Santa Ana the “Baltimore auctions” of Stack’s Bowers Galleries were record-setting: in total, the Brent Pogue Collection realized $131,298,560 after Part VI and VII, consisting of masterpieces of US coins and paper money, was now sold.

Collector, Maecenas, Patient – The Tragic Life of Rudolf II. Part 1: The Young Man

Rudolf II went down in history as an unworldly emperor hiding in the witches’ kitchens of alchemists. His brothers stole his imperial crown while he was still alive. Justly? Unjustly? Let’s try to answer this question.

Coins of the Medieval Prince-Bishopric of Würzburg

Hubert Ruß has published the new reference work for the medieval coins of Würzburg bishops. Ursula Kampmann took a look at it.
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