Visit to the Staatliche Münzsammlung München

In August 2021, the ACAWAI-CS project team spent a wonderful morning at the famous collection of the Staatliche Münzsammlung München. Among tens of thousands of coins, the collection houses a number of ancient Near Eastern cylinder and stamp seals. Most of them were published by Ursula Moortgat-Correns (1955: „Altorientalische Rollsiegel in der staatlichen Münzsammlung München“, Münchner Jahrbuch der bildenden Kunst 3/6: 7–27).

After all the digital work we do in ACAWAI-CS, it was wonderful to see, hold and marvel about these fascinating miniature objects ‘in real life’! We thank the Staatliche Münzsammlung for their great hospitality. We learned a lot (also about Greek and Roman coins)!

Coin Collection Munich
Stamp and cylinder seals at the Staatliche Münzsammlung München (Foto: E. Roßberger).

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