History of medal Coins and Medals Department, Pushkin
Отдел Коллекция Проекты Научная работа отдела Библиотека События Партнеры Меценаты

Pushkin Museum, Benaki Museum & KIKPE Numismatic Collection. Heads and Tails - Tales and Bodies: Engraving the Human Figure from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period. July 5 - October 30, 2016, Gallery 24, Pushkin Museum, Moscow

More and more coins can clearly constitute the core of thematic exhibitions, despite their small size and some difficulties due mainly to the public’s unfamiliarity with them. The combination of coins with other artefacts in a symbolic dialogue has much to say to a wide audience.

The exhibition Heads and Tails – Tales and Bodies: Engraving the Human Figure from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period falls within this scope. It focuses on the representation of the human figure on coins and other small coin-shaped artefacts through the ages, from Greek Antiquity to the Early Modern Period. 

HEADS AND TAILS - TALES AND BODIES: ENGRAVING THE HUMAN FIGURE FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD. GENT, 2016

The Catalogue of the Exhibition “Heads and Tails – Tales and Bodies: Engraving the Human Figure from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period”.

NUMISMATIC READINGS OF THE STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2016

Numismatic Readings of the State Historical Museum will be held in November 22-23, 2016.

Ermenegildo Hamerani. Mezza piastra 1711. Reverse.

The best artists created dies for coins to level up them from utilitarian objects to pieces of art.