A few museum shots.

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Ken Dorney, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. Ken Dorney

    Ken Dorney Yea, I'm Cool That Way...

    At the British museum there are coins scattered all about, mostly just as illustrations to other displays. But a few stood out. A couple shots were with one member in mind!

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  3. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    OMG , I am in love with every single coin here, but I am just DROOLING over that aes signatum bar!
     
  4. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Nice pics, Ken. It's great you get to see that stuff.
     
  5. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    O wow! thanks for sharing Ken..:)
     
  6. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    Great pics Ken. Thanks for sharing. I especially like the cast bronze! I have a few of these, but nothing like the currency bar.
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    The British Museum is on my bucket list.
     
  7. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    i believe i've seen these things for sale before but had no idea what they were and in my ignorance let them go...i guess it's one way to pay for an education...9_9...
     
  8. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Just a guy making his way in the universe

    Quite a pile of aurei there! Magnificent!
     
  9. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    They're pretty inexpensive so I bought a bunch to use as a backsplash for my stove...


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    ...NOT! :D

    If you can even find one for sale it would be five or six figures. The ones in the above photoshopped picture are all held by the British Museum. The bull (mirror imaged and shown twice) is the same one Ken saw in person and photographed :).
     
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  10. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    I would sell my stove for one of those aes bars!!!
     
  11. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    Add the fridge, dishwasher and a few TV's :woot:
     
  12. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    haha!..that's Italian for good eating ^^
     
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  13. Gavin Richardson

    Gavin Richardson Well-Known Member

    I’ll be there in July. Can’t wait.
     
  14. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Nice! Wish I could go
     
  15. Ken Dorney

    Ken Dorney Yea, I'm Cool That Way...

    5 AM. At the train station to go to Paris. We’ll hit the Louvre. Can’t remember if they have coins displayed there. It’s been 20 years since I was there last.
     
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  16. AncientJoe

    AncientJoe Well-Known Member

    They have some but it's a small assortment scattered amongst their other, larger objects.

    If you're coming back through London, I'd suggest stopping by the British Library, right next to St. Pancras, which has a Magna Carta and other incredible books/documents on display.
     
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  17. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Well-Known Member

    Fantastic pics Ken Another museum worth visiting is the Bode Museum in Berlin. There are something like 5 or 6 rooms filled with hundreds of really phenomenal coins. I wish my pics would do it justice but you get the idea IMG_4002.JPG IMG_4004.JPG
     
  18. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody...

    Obligatory pic from the Trier museum hoard:
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  19. Pellinore

    Pellinore Supporter! Supporter

    If you should go to Venice, make a visit to the Museo Correr. They have glass cases that you can put your phone on and make excellent pictures. Here are some gorgeous Renaissance medals, some by Pisanello and Bellini.

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    Self portrait by Giovanni Boldù, 1458

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    Pisanello, about 1440

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    Mehmet II, portrait by Gentile Bellini, about 1480
     
  20. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    I thought the Louvre Museum could be visited electronically through the Internet. They have an appropriate site, I believe. Don't they?
     
  21. Fugio1

    Fugio1 Supporter! Supporter

    Years ago, I gained access to the British Museum student's room to examine coins in their cabinets that are not on display. I simply had to submit a request ahead of time with an introductory letter from "someone known to them". On the two occasions I did this, I had letters from academics, one who had a published book in the British Museum, and the other was my father-in-law, an American professor who was on a teaching exchange in Loughborogh England. Neither are numismatists but simply recognized academics.

    Not sure if this is still possible, but it was an amazing opportunity for me.
     
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