How and when did portraits get on coins? We should look at Alexander the Great and his successors to answer this question. A new exhibition at Nickle Galleries in Calgary explores the representation of power and identity on ancient coins.
The British Library reveals how Alexander the Great was made a myth. This major exhibition may help you understand better a popular subject for collectors: coins from Hellenistic Greece.
“Bactrian Indo-Greek Rulers” (BIGR) is a new online typology and research tool for ancient Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek coinage. It was launched by the American Numismatic Society and the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents at Oxford University.
The Greek series Memoranda Numismatica Atheniensia publishes texts by renowned authors on Greek numismatics. Daniel Baumbach took a look at the latest volumes.
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.
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).
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.
The National Endowment for the Humanities funds the OXUS-INDUS Project with $150,000. The two-year joint ANS - Oxford University project researches the Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek coinage.
The Dutch National Numismatic Collection keeps almost 20,000 Greek coins that will now be published in eight SNG Netherlands volumes to make the coins accessible for further study. The first volumes are scheduled for publication in 2023.
Coins from Naxos are best known for their magnificent style. Outstanding specimens are offered in the upcoming auction of Münzen & Medaillen GmbH. Presenting a spectacular example Claire Franklin explains the background – and why Dionysos appears on it.
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