Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
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Coin hoards in the Vatican Medagliere: an attempt at reconstruction

Sep 13, 2022, 2:00 PM
University of Warsaw

University of Warsaw

Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28 Warsaw


Eleonora Giampiccolo (Vatican Apostolic Library)


Many coin hoards entered the Vatican Medagliere over the centuries and as was common in the past, all coins belonging to a hoard would be separated and placed in different destination sectors. The project currently underway at the Vatican Medagliere aims to reconstruct these hoards - some of them have particularly interesting stories - through the study of archival documents and matching the listed coins with the actual specimens. The paper reports on the progress of our project, focusing on some of the most significant coin hoards, and the history of their discovery and their acquisition.

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Eleonora Giampiccolo (Vatican Apostolic Library)

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