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

Centuries of Coin-Collecting in Lower Austria. A) The Canonry Klosterneuburg 1700-1970

Sep 15, 2022, 2:00 PM
Old Library - Hall 115-116

Old Library - Hall 115-116

oral presentation S93. HISTORY OF COLLECTING


Edith Specht (Chorherrenstift Klosterneuburg )


The monastery was founded in 1114 on the site of a Roman camp by Margrave Leopold III of Babenberg and his wife, the Salic Princess Agnes of Waiblingen at their residence in Klosterneuburg.
Right from the very beginning the monastery was a place of scholarship and learning, as is well documented by its sizeable library, and interest taken by the canons in coins and medals. The regularly updated inventories go back to the 1750s, and are a work still in progress. This paper looks into the evolution of the collection and in the diverse systems of cataloging it.

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Edith Specht (Chorherrenstift Klosterneuburg )

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