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Tag: Greece (Antiquity)

How the Battle of Salamis Influenced Europe’s History

2,500 years ago, the decisive battle between Greeks and Persians took place. At Salamis Athens’s fleet prevailed. The special exhibition “Salamis 480” in Munich looks closely at the cause and consequences of this pivotal event.

Memoranda Numismatica Atheniensia

The Greek series Memoranda Numismatica Atheniensia publishes texts by renowned authors on Greek numismatics. Daniel Baumbach took a look at the latest volumes.

2021 Annual Meeting of the Belgian School at Athens

The Belgian School at Athens organizes its “two-year” annual meeting on 23 November 2021 in Athens. The institution will present current archaeological field activities. A lecture and a reception round off the event. If you wish to attend, you can still register.

A Visit at Heinrich Schliemann’s

There is probably no other world-class coin collection that is housed in such a romantic setting as the Numismatic Museum of Athens. Join Ursula Kampmann on her visit (that did not come without obstacles).

I Too Was In Arcadia

Burkhard Traeger has published a volume on Arcadia as part of the Bremer Beiträge zur Münz- und Geldgeschichte. As usual, the work is a successful mix of history, numismatics and a citable catalogue. Ursula Kampmann took a look at it.

How Do We Even Know When The Battle at Marathon Took Place?

On 22nd March 2021, Künker will be auctioning off an extensive collection of coins of Roman Alexandria. Among them are 14 specimens of the zodiac series of Antoninus Pius. These pieces tell us something about how we know when events took place in ancient history.

Mines, Metals, and Money in Ancient Greece

“Mines, Metals, and Money” is the latest volume in the Metallurgy in Numismatics series. The studies deal with geology and mining in ancient Greece, the manufacture and metallurgy of ancient Greek coins and the analysis and conservation of these coins.

Face the King

2,500 years ago, Greek artists invented portrait on coins. There was a reason for it: portraits were supposed to strengthen the loyalty of the ruler’s troops. After all, mercenaries should be aware of who brought the money. Andreas Pangerl is summarizing his history of portraiture.

Hellenistic Portraits

What could be nicer than leafing through a book featuring magnificent pictures? After his publication on Roman portraits, Andreas Pangerl has now published a similar book on the Hellenistic kings and rulers. Johannes Nollé took a look at it.

Troy at the British Museum: Myth and Reality

Troy: myth and reality will be the first exhibition in the UK to feature finds from Heinrich Schliemann’s excavations at the site of Troy. It tells the stories that have fascinated and inspired people for more than 3,000 years from the Trojan horse to Hollywood films.
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