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The Giesen Collection: The Coinage Imagery of the Ottonian and Salian Dynasties

If you want to understand the world of the Ottonian and Salian dynasties, you have to study their coins. The Giesen Collection, one of the most important collections on this subject in recent decades, is perfectly suited for this purpose. Frankfurter Münzhandlung offers this collection in its upcoming auction.

Help Making the US Reconsider Import Restrictions on All Roman Coins!

The US State Department plans to extend their import restrictions on all (!) Roman coins with the renewal of the current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the United States and Italy. Let’s try to prevent this by commenting and make our voices heard!

Caught Between all Stools: Simon V of Lippe

From 22 to 26 June 2020, the Summer Auction Sales 337-338 take place in Osnabrück. In this article, we will introduce you to one of the pieces from the upcoming auctions: a guldengroschen of 1528, minted on behalf of Simon V of Lippe, who had just become count.

Collector, Maecenas, Patient – The Tragic Life of Rudolf II. Part 3: The Collector

As a result of the Turkish war, Rudolf saw his God-given omnipotence tarnished. Thus, the melancholy emperor sought refuge in his art collection, for which he always had money. However, this didn’t help him against his ambitious brother Matthias.

Collector, Maecenas, Patient – The Tragic Life of Rudolf II

Rudolf II went down in history as an unworldly emperor hiding in the witches’ kitchens of alchemists. In this three-part series we analyse the phenomenon Rudolf II. Here you find all three parts.

Collector, Maecenas, Patient – The Tragic Life of Rudolf II. Part 2: The Emperor

On his coins, Rudolf II displayed the high aspirations he had for his reign. However, day-to-day business was though and then war broke out against the Turks. And medals played a crucial role in it.

Collector, Maecenas, Patient – The Tragic Life of Rudolf II. Part 1: The Young...

Rudolf II went down in history as an unworldly emperor hiding in the witches’ kitchens of alchemists. His brothers stole his imperial crown while he was still alive. Justly? Unjustly? Let’s try to answer this question.

Holy Citizens

On 18 March 2020, Künker’s auction No. 335 offers a special collection of medieval coins containing about 150 splendid bracteates. These Romanesque works of art take us back to a time when saints were regarded as fellow citizens willing to engage actively for the well-being of the community.
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