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A Numismatist’s Guide to Money Part 2: Theories of Money

What is money? After discussing what money does Simon Bytheway now presents the three central theories of money and gives numismatists a proper understanding of economic theory. So, how can we describe what makes something “money”? Let’s have a look!

A Drachma from Sicilian Naxos

Coins from Naxos are best known for their magnificent style. Outstanding specimens are offered in the upcoming auction of Münzen & Medaillen GmbH. Presenting a spectacular example Claire Franklin explains the background – and why Dionysos appears on it.

A Numismatist’s Guide to Money Part 1: What Does Money Do?

We use money every day, we collect coins, but who can say what exactly money is? Or what it will become in the future? Simon Bytheway discusses in this new series aspects like these and starts from the crucial question: What is money good for?

Numismatic Bookplates – a Wonderful Field of Collection

On 2 and 3 November 2020, auction house Künker in Osnabrück will auction off the library of coin dealer Alain Poinsignon. Just like every great library, it contains books that were previously owned by other numismatists and coin collectors. Bookplates tell this story. And we tell some stories about the bookplates.

Coining National Identities: Luxembourg

Join us on a numismatic journey around the world! In this article, we’ll be taking a look at the coins of Luxembourg, both past and present. This small nation, which is home to many EU institutions, is closely linked to its ruling family. This is also reflected in its coins.

The Giesen Collection: The Coinage Imagery of the Ottonian and Salian Dynasties

If you want to understand the world of the Ottonian and Salian dynasties, you have to study their coins. The Giesen Collection, one of the most important collections on this subject in recent decades, is perfectly suited for this purpose. Frankfurter Münzhandlung offers this collection in its upcoming auction.

The Gold Standard: How and Why Gold Became the Most Important Metal for Coins

For centuries, silver was the preferred metal across the world when it came to coins and savings. In the 19th century, that changed. We’ll explain how and why, and illustrate what happened with the help of coins that will be coming under the hammer on 30 September and 1 October 2020 in the Künker Auction entitled ‘A Numismatic Gold Treasure’.

The Gold Standard Part 1: How and Why Gold Became the Most Important Metal for Coins

For centuries, silver was the preferred metal across the world when it came to coins and savings. In the 19th century, that changed. We’ll explain how and why, and illustrate what happened with the help of coins that will be coming under the hammer on 30 September and 1 October 2020 in the Künker Auction entitled ‘A Numismatic Gold Treasure’.

Why Cambodia Became a French Protectorate

A great deal of injustice was done when the European powers divided the world between them. This wasn’t just because the Europeans had superior weapons, but also because of the way they exploited local conflicts, as in the case of King Norodom I of Cambodia.

Agrippina: Ruthless Murderess or Role Model?

Agrippina was the sister, wife and mother of an emperor and was held in high regard by the Roman people. Despite this, there are few women in the history of the Roman Empire with as terrible a reputation as hers. But is that reputation justified? We investigate with the help of coins from the Künker Auction 341.

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