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The E-Sylum (8/10/2013)

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Editor Ursula Kampmann has a nice article in the August 8, 2013 issue of CoinsWeekly about a new museum exhibit in Stuttgart, Germany. Here's an excerpt. Be sure to read the complete article online. -Editor

Roughly 80,000 years of the history of civilization are presented in the Landemuseum Stuttgart since 2012 in this new permanent exhibition. A substantial part of it is in fact related to numismatics as we have noticed at our recent visit.

View inside the exhibition
View inside the exhibition, section Early Neolithic.

... the first evidence of money dates to a younger period of time i.e. to the turn from the Copper Age to the Bronze Age. Numerous hoard finds with standardized metal objects have been discovered, including spiral arm rings, ribs (bars) as well as fragments of a Cypriote copper ingot.

The exhibition’s presentation of the Roman coins needs some getting used to. Apparently, the architect pushed his concept through – and the enthusiasm of the architect for the beauty of the small things was likewise small, as it is clearly evident.

Treasure trove of Köngen
Treasure trove of Köngen, Esslingen district, 3rd cent. A. D.

Any number of treasure troves have been found in Wuerttemberg, like the Köngen hoard consisting of 615 antoninians and denarii with the youngest piece dating to the era of Philippus Arabs (244-249).

To read the complete article, see: A new exhibition in the Old Castle of Stuttgart (

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