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Mehmet the Conqueror

In his book, Christopher Eimer documents the close relationship between the Ottoman Empire and Italy in the early Renaissance by means of a medal that features the youthful portrait of Mehmet the Conqueror. Ursula Kampmann took a look at it.

St. Peter’s Basilica On Coins and Medals

When, in 1506, a new St. Peter’s basilica was initiated, this project was commemorated on numerous coins and medals. The online exhibition “Super hanc petram” by the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana tells the history of this reconstruction through coins and medals.

Vatican Coins and Medals

Today we review two books that could not be more different: one of them is a magnificent volume on papal medals, the other a catalogue of modern Vatican coins issued between 1929 and 1978. Ursula Kampmann took a look at both of them.

The Scher Collection in the Frick Collection in New York

In 2016, Stephen K. and Janie Woo Scher entrusted the Frick Collection in New York with their collection of medals. A comprehensive catalogue has been published illustrating just how unique a gift this collection is.
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