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Academia and Trade
The Numismatic World in the Long Nineteenth Century, Volume 1

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ISBN 9780367651800
March 10, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
302 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This first part of a 2 volume collection compromises a collection of essays in English by leading scholars on 19th century academia and trade presenting the latest developments in international scholarship on the numismatic world in the long 19th century.

In the 19th century, developments in the study and collection of coins set the cornerstone for modern numismatics. This volume compromises a collection of essays in English by international leading scholars that highlight significant figures of 19th century research and the state of the numismatic trade in their time. Centering around collectors and scholars of ancient, medieval, modern, as well as on non-Western coinage and medals against the backdrop of the political, cultural, economic, and social changes of the era, this book presents the latest scholarship on numismatics’ contribution to the cultural history of the 19th century.

This volume is essential for students and scholars alike interested in 19th century history and the history of coins.

Table of Contents

1 Academia and trade: The numismatic world in the long nineteenth century. An introduction

Stefan Krmnicek and Hadrien Rambach

2 Parva Burghesia: two unpublished numismatic manuscripts by Bartolomeo Borghesi

Andrea Gariboldi

3 Numismatics and collections in Southern Italy: some case studies

Italo Iasiello and Rosa Vitale

4 Churchill Babington (1821–1889) and the Cambridge coin collection

Andrew Burnett

5 Eugène Hucher (1814–1889), ‘hoards historian’

Vincent Drost

6 The Beginnings of collecting and research into Byzantine coinage in 19th-century Italy

Bruno Callegher

7 The small world of Byzantine coins at Parisian auction: agents, collectors and value

Léa Saint-Raymond and Francesco Lovino

8 Numismatics in Bulgaria during the 19th century

Nevyan Mitev

9 Collecting, learning and connecting: A case from 19th century Sweden

Ragnar Hedlund

10 The Delhaes-collection: relation between Vienna and Budapest

Márta Pallag

11 Dattàri and Egyptian numismatics

Thomas Faucher

12 Reconstructing the provenance of the Chinese coin collection at KBR. A story of 19th century collectors and gift giving

Fran Stroobants

13 Russian medallic art of the 19th century: back to the national roots

Uliana Volkova

14 Vercingetorix and national identity in 19th-century France

Marsha McCoy

15 G. N. Olcott and the didactic importance of ancient coin collections

Lucia F. Carbone, Andrea Kmetz-Sheehy and Joe Sheppard

16 Evolution and revolution: four sculptors and the 19th amendment

Mary N. Lannin

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Stefan Krmnicek is Junior Professor of Ancient Numismatics at the University of Tübingen. He has widely published on various numismatic topics such as ancient coin use, the archaeology of money, coin iconography, and the history of research.

Hadrien Rambach is independent scholar affiliated with the University of Lille, professional advisor in ancient numismatics and dealer in engraved gems and antiquarian books. His research is concerned with all aspects of numismatics, with a special focus on the history of coin collecting.