Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
Europe/Warsaw timezone

The (extra)ordinary case of the Zane collection in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Venice

Sep 16, 2022, 3:00 PM
Auditorium Maximum - Hall A

Auditorium Maximum - Hall A


Michele Asolati (Università degli Studi di Padova)


The numismatic collection of the Zane family has many extraordinary features in the panorama of 17th and 18th century Venetian collecting. Formed in the last decades of the seventeenth century and comprising only a few hundred antique gold coins, it seems to have been created almost by chance from local finds and preserved by three generations of Zane family members essentially as a means of social prestige and a value reserve. Dispersed on the British antiquities market in the second half of the 18th century, it became a part of the collection of King George III and is now in the British Museum.

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Michele Asolati (Università degli Studi di Padova)

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