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Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 466

Electronic Auction 466 features 774 lots and ends on Wednesday, 22 April 2020, beginning at 10 AM ET. Highlights from this sale include an interesting run of Greek issues of Asia Minor and a selection of types copying the famous Athenian tetradrachm, including several satrapal issues. Also included in this auction is the Monica J. Kern Collection of Motherhood Art Medals (more information below).

CNG presents in this auction the Monica J. Kern Collection of Motherhood Art Medals. This collection offers a number of interesting items that depict the various aspects of Motherhood, including some that may not be obvious at first glance. Because of her role as nurturer, the mother has been an important cultural and artistic tropes throughout human history. While many of these medals feature the Madonna, the symbol of the True Mother, they also depict the State as mother, in political, social, and economic aspects. Finally, those showing mother and child demonstrate the fundamental bond commemorated by Mother’s Day. For a more detailed discussion, see A. Hamlin, “Nurturing in Numismatics,” ANS Magazine (Winter 2010), pp. 24-35.


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