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The Casa Savoia – A Noble Family between Italy, France, and Switzerland Part 1

Auction house Gadoury will auction off an extensive collection Casa Savoia originating from the possessions of a gentleman of the royal family. In the first article of the three-part series you will learn more about how the counts of Savoy rose from a minor noble family to being protagonists of European politics. more ]

Huntington Collection For Sale – Spanish history in 37,895 coins

The vast Archer M. Huntington Collection of coins relating to the history of Spain will be offered as a single lot in a sealed-bid auction at Sotheby’s New York ending on 8 March 2012. One of the world’s most famous coin collections is expected to realize between $25 and 35 million. more ]

Numismatic Northern Spain – Part 1

Romans and Celts aren’t exactly what come to mind when you think of Northern Spain. I had basically expected this trip to be just a one-time foray into medieval times, with perhaps a few ancient bits thrown in for good measure. But I was completely off the mark – Northern Spain has so much more to offer. more ]

Numismatic Northern Spain – Part 2

The second leg of our tour through Northern Spain took us to the region that gave us the Reconquista, through the difficult terrain of the plateau and high mountain regions. Forget everything you thought you knew about Spain, and join us as we make our way to Cangas de Onís. more ]

More Good News about the Huntington Collection

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous friend of the ANS, approximately 9,000 additional Huntington coins have been purchased and will be placed on long-term loan to the ANS. Thus more than half of the collection has been regained. more ]

Numismatic Northern Spain – Part 3

Can you hazard a guess as to which European country is the most mountainous after Switzerland? Austria? Not a chance! It’s Spain. And besides being incredibly mountainous, Spain can also boast the best-preserved Roman city wall anywhere in the world. Join us on the third leg of our incredible trip as we make our way to the Picos de Europa and then to Lugo. more ]

Spanish Mint releases fourth set of ‘Numismatic Treasures’ series

The Real Casa de la Moneda has released the fourth set of collector coins in the ‘Numismatic Treasures’ series which reproduces historical coins. This set features a gold Maravedi, an Almohad dinar and an Alphones VIII Dinero. more ]

Numismatic Northern Spain (2012)

In April 2012 Ursula Kampmann travelled through Northern Spain. During the summer she published her numismatic diary of this travel. Here you can read all single parts. more ]

Numismatic Northern Spain – Part 6

You’ve probably never heard of Las Médulas. And yet, this site of the most important gold mines of the Roman Empire is now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The landscape of Las Médulas is staggeringly beautiful, so much so that we were distracted to the point of nearly getting completely lost. more ]

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