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Tag: Greece (Antiquity)

Persia: Ancient Iran and the Classical World

Persia was the dominant power of western Asia for over a millennium. Until August 2022, an exhibition in the Getty Villa Museum shows the artistic and cultural connections between Iran, Greece and Rome. And you will see remarkable artifacts – including coins!

The Last Coins of Independent Syracuse

The second part of Künker’s Spring Auction Sales is dedicated to antiquity: This article presents three specimens that are among the last coins that were issued by independent Syracuse while the Romans besieged the city and Archimedes built his defense machines.

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.
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