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The Fascination of Ancient Coins

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Carson Teaching Gallery

Join numismatist Jerry Theodorou for an exclusive look at ancient Greek coins.

Reservation required - see below

This workshop is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP to to reserve a spot by Monday, February 3.

Ancient coins open many windows into the world of the ancients. Beyond their appeal as works of art and as historical documents, they tell stories about the mythology, cults, and gods of antiquity. What is more, they bear witness to the politics, propaganda and economy in ancient times. Join numismatist Jerry Theodorou in a workshop focusing on ancient Greek coins that introduces the many ways ancient coins have held interest through the centuries for museums, collectors, art historians, classicists and anyone with an interest in ancient Greece.

The workshop features an illustrated presentation and lecture introducing the allure of ancient coins, and also includes a hands-on exploration of coins from the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum’s collection. An expert in ancient numismatics, Mr. Theodorou has published numerous articles and given talks on ancient coins at, among other institutions, Cornell University and New York University.

This workshop is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Money Matters: Meaning, Power, and Change in the History of Currency.