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. M., 2016

Special edition prepared for the exhibition “Heads and Tails - Tales and Bodies” has been recently published. "Heads and Tails - Tales and Bodies". Engraving the Human Figure from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period (rus: "Nametiv kontury reztsom..." Chelovek i ego izobrazhenie v pamiatnikah numizmatiki ot Antichnosti do Novogo vremeni. M., 2016).

XXXIV FIDEM CONGRESS

The XXXIV FIDEM congress will be held in Belgium in 2016 in the cities of Ghent and Namur from 6 to 11 September.

Medal dedicated to 100th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Pushkin, 1799–1899. Michael Skudnov. Obverse

Russian Language Day is observed annually on June 6 and coincides with the birthday of Aleksandr Pushkin, a Russian poet who is considered the father of modern Russian literature.