Monday, 21.09.2020


Sicilian Mosaic Part 9: The tyrant Dionys to seek

The war between Segesta and Selinunte did not come to an end with the Syracusan victory over Athens. Now, the Carthaginians got involved and the Syracusans made Dionysius their tyrant in order to save their city.

Human Faces Part 18: A Fine Specimen of an Emperor

Why is it that for centuries – or rather thousands of years – the head has served as the motif for the side of a coin? And why has this changed in the last 200 years? This chapter of the series ‘Human Faces’ looks at the reasons why the attempt to establish national economy in ancient Rome failed.

Damnatio ad Bestias, or What Happened to Roman Counterfeiters

As part of Auction 231 comprising “Ancient Art”, Gorny & Mosch presents an object that is a splendid illustration of the history of Roman law. A Terra Sigillata bowl from the 2nd to the 3rd centuries A. D. depicts a damnatio ad bestias. This type of execution was likewise applied to counterfeiters of coins.

Human faces, part 44: Flight to Varennes

Why was the human head the motif on coins for centuries, no, for millennia? And why did that change in the last 200 years? In this episode, Louis XVI tries to escape his death in vain.

Cologne – the new Rome

Magnificent coins from Cologne show the city’s patron saints: the Three Magi and Saint Ursula with her companions. Rich in relics, Cologne became a new Rome. We are exploring how this wealth of saints came about using coins from the bank house Sal. Oppenheim collection.

The Thirty Years’ War – Part 1

Both religion and power were the focal points of the Thirty Years’ War that shook the whole of Europe during the 17th century. Ursula Kampmann brings that era alive. Today you will learn about what this war was rooted in.

Human faces, part 38: Henry VIII and the second of his six wives

That Henry VIII had an entire collection of wives in his lifetime is not news. But can you remember all of them? In this episode of “Human faces”, we will tell the story of his second wife, Anne Boleyn.

A rare 1723 ducat from the Archdiocese of Cologne

In the 17th century, Cologne was shaken by the quarrel of two families competing for the archbishop’s office. Joseph Clemens of Wittelsbach prevailed, was forced to exile – and has left us with presentation pieces featuring interesting motifs.

How Malta Came under the British Flag

On March 12, 2015, the auction house Künker auctions off an unusually rare testimony of the Maltese history. The small silver ingot in the weight of 30 tari from 1800 is the last currency produced on Malta.

The Julius lösers

In London as many as 12 Julius löser, of several dates and weights, will be offered on October 30, 2015. These impressive coins tell of one of the most remarkable rulers of the 16th century and a numismatic success story.

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