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Offline chrisild

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Cologne: 3,500 ancient coins donated
« on: July 09, 2020, 09:38:39 PM »
The University of Cologne just got a donation of more than 3,500 ancient Greek and Roman coins from a private collector. This collection focuses on the Ptolemaic period in Egypt. Among the highlights are the last coin minted unter Cleopatra, and a coin from Alexandria with a portrait of Agrippina (who made Cologne a city) without the first I in the name. ;)

The university‘s collection of Ptolemaic coins grew from 3,800 to almost 6,800. Here is a press release (in German), unfortunately without any images:


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Re: Cologne: 3,500 ancient coins donated
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2020, 09:49:09 PM »
I suppose they'll want to describe the lot, which - even with the help of students - would take time, but I live in hope to see some of the nicer coins exhibited next time I am in Cologne. That may be a while.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.