Institutions and Individuals
The Numismatic World in the Long Nineteenth Century, Volume 2
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This second part of the 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. Institutions and individuals: The numismatic world in the long nineteenth century. An introduction
Stefan Krmnicek and Hadrien Rambach
2. The coin collector Baron von Schellersheim (1752–1836)
3. Collectors and their coins: The sale of coins and medals at public auctions. The role that the Messrs. Christie played in the numismatic world in the early part of the ‘long 19th century’ (1766–1831)
4. Giacomo Verità, collector of coins and gems
Gabriella Tassinari and Alessandra Magni
5. Domenico Promis (1804–1874), the Turin Royal Coin Cabinet and the birth of archaeological numismatics in Piedmont
6. General Charles Richard Fox (1796–1873), coin collector
7. From private collection to public museum. Nicola Bottacin (1805–1875), his numismatic collection and the birth of the Museo Bottacin of Padua (1865)
8. Western collectors of East Asian coins in the 19th century
9. Chen Jieqi (1813–1884), a coin collector in 19th-century China
10. A Collector at the periphery of the Austro-Hungarian Empire: Ormós Zsigmond (1813–1894)
11. Jan Pieter Six, a numismatist revisited
12. Franciszek Piekosiński (1844–1906), his collection of ancient coins, the National Museum and 19th-century Krakow
13. Greek and Swiss coins: Friedrich Imhoof-Blumer’s networks in two scientific communities
Christian Schinzel and Benedikt Zäch
14. The Spöttl collection in the Vienna Museum
15. August Numismatist. Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia (1863—1919). Fate and legacy.
Bogdan Berkovskiy and Alexandra Mitiaeva
16. Collector and dealer at the end of the long 19th century: Calouste Gulbenkian and Jacob Hirsch
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.