Museum Coin Photos - Post some here

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  1. Collect89

    Collect89 Coin Collector

    I just returned from a short trip to Dublin and Berlin. In the little spare time that I had available we visited the Bode Museum in Berlin.

    Here is an Irish coin at the Bode:

    This display shows some of the more unusual monies of the world. There were other displays showing big plate money and lap stones etc.

    Zoom in on these wonderful ancient type coins:

    Let’s see some of your museum coin photographs (or maybe your coins that had been or should be in a museum).

    Post ‘em if you got ‘em.
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  3. Collect89

    Collect89 Coin Collector

    May 1 was a beautiful spring day in Berlin this year.
    This depicts the front entrance of the Bode museum on a beautiful spring day:
    The treasures inside are just awesome.
  4. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    I don't have any museum photographs of coins but I do have some photographs of coins which used to be in museums, although I doubt they were ever on display :).

    SICILY, Selinos
    Circa 410 BCE
    AR litra, 11mm, 0.76 g, 1h
    Obv: nymph seated left on rock, right hand raised above her head, extending her left hand to touch coiled serpent before her; selinon leaf above
    Rev: man-faced bull standing right; ΣEΛINONTIOΣ above; in exergue, fish right
    Ref: Potamikon, p. 116 figure 152 (this coin); HGC 2, 1229; SNG ANS 711–2 var. (ethnic); SNG Ashmolean 1904–5; SNG Lloyd 1270 var. (same); Basel –; Dewing –; Rizzo pl. XXXIII, 6. Good VF, dark iridescent tone, some porosity. Rare.
    ex MoneyMuseum, Zurich;
    ex Leu 79 (31 October 2000), lot 404;
    ex Athos Moretti collection, #482, unpublished manuscript

    EGYPT, Alexandria. Gallienus
    year 13, CE 265/6
    tetradrachm, 21 mm, 9.1 gm
    Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
    Rev: AVTKΠΛIKΓAΛΛIHNOCCEB; eagle standing right, holding wreath in beak, palm over shoulder; L IΓ across field
    Ref: Emmett 3806(13), R1
    Ex Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 88.203 (accessioned 1888); Benjamin Pierce Cheney Collection

    EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius
    Regnal year 17
    AE drachm, 33mm
    Obv: laureate bust right
    Rev: Serapis-Agathodaemon standing erect right
    Ref: Dattari 2829; Emmett 1678.17
    Ex Robert L. Grover Collection of Roman Egyptian Coinage, previously held by the Art Institute of Chicago (1982.1988, G.781)

    ...and about 39 more from the Art Institute of Chicago.
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  5. chrisild

    chrisild Coin Collector

    Great photos! :) I posted some of mine elsewhere a while ago. Was in Berlin in February (World Money Fair) but had some time for an "excursion" to the Bode Museum and the Neues Museum. See here (posts 20 to 22).

    A few months earlier, in September, I was in Dublin and also visited the National Museum at Collins Barracks. See here (posts 2 and 3). Not necessarily ancients but maybe interesting ...

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  6. Collect89

    Collect89 Coin Collector

    Very cool.

    This thread describes my earlier visit to the Bode museum.

    Of course we all remember this gold coin that was stolen from the Bode a year or so ago.
  7. red_spork

    red_spork Triumvir monetalis Supporter

    I took several photos of the coins at the Met when I went to NYINC in 2018 but here's one of my favorites:

    And here's a museum coin in my own collection, ex Boston MFA collection, donated by Dr. Malcolm Storer in 1932:
  8. DBDc80

    DBDc80 Numismatist

    In a word.....breathtaking!
  9. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    kool...thanks for sharing.....yeah @TIF ...your coins set the bar for me :)
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  10. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    I am liking that turtle and gold coins wow impressive detail.
  11. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    shot of one of the coin rooms in the Capitoline museum below. But probably more interesting was the British Museum effort in mixing coins with similar themed artifacts.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]Top photo coin room Capitoline Museum Rome. Next three various shots in the Roman/Greek ancient artifacts and coin section British Museum.
  12. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody who doesn’t know anything...




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    British museum:

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  13. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    A couple years back I went to the ANA Money Museum in Colorado Springs. Here is what I wrote about their Roman and Greek displays.
  14. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody who doesn’t know anything...





    British Museum

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  15. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody who doesn’t know anything...

    Sorry for the double post. My browser decided to explode
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  16. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Pescennius Niger denarius RIC 76 var John Hopkins University Collection Baltimore J.W. Garret Collection pesniger2.JPG
  17. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    I don't have many ex museum coins but I have a few in reference books.
    Antiochos IX Ar Tetradrachm 113-112 B.C.
    Lorber Seleucid Coins 2263a This coin pictured
    Hoover Handbook of Greek Coins 9 1228i This coin pictured SkantiochosVIIII-1.jpeg
  18. Pellinore

    Pellinore Supporter! Supporter

    I love museum coin pictures. Here are some from the Correr Museo in Venice (different from those above).

    Louis the Pious, Venice 9th century.jpg

    Louis the Pious, Venice, 9th century

    Nicolo Tron 1471-1473.jpg

    Nicolò Tron (1471-1473), one of the few Doges putting his own portrait on coins

    And from the Royal House Archive in the Netherlands

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    A large silver medal of Stadtholder Frederick Henry of the Netherlands, 1637

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    Same place, another large silver medal of the 17th century

    K 8.jpg

    Same museum, a coronation medal of William III and Mary of the United Kingdom

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    The Order of the Garter.

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    Another priceless order. We can all hand in our complete coin collections, but together they are not worth the value of this royal trinket, that kings and emperors hand out freely amongst each other.
  19. Pellinore

    Pellinore Supporter! Supporter

    This beautiful Renaissance medal, designed by Antonio Gambello around 1508, shows Domenico Grimani, the cardinal and priest of the Basilica San Marco in Venice. I saw it in the family palace, now Museo Grimani, that's full of beautiful ceilings and stunning colorful marbles.

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  20. Johnnie Black

    Johnnie Black Neither Gentleman Nor Scholar Supporter

    I saw a lot of great exhibits at the MET.
  21. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    Here are a couple of images from a recent trip to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.

    The Chalgrove Hoard:-


    With Domitianus II

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