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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 9, February 26, 2006, Article 9

BRYN-MAWR OPENS NEW EXHIBIT OF ANCIENT COINS

Arthur Shippee forwarded a link from the Explorator newsletter
to an item on the Bryn-Mawr College (Philadelphia) website:

"A permanent exhibition of ancient coins will open on Tuesday,
Feb. 28, in the Ella Riegel Memorial Museum on the third floor
of Thomas Hall at Bryn Mawr. Titled "A Treasury of Knowledge:
An Exhibition of the Bryn Mawr College Collection of Ancient
Coins," the display is curated by Sarah Hafner, a graduate
student in Greek, Latin and Classical Studies and a National
Endowment for the Humanities Curatorial and Exhibitions Fellow."

"Hafner began her work with the coins as a summer project, but
it became a longer-term effort. "Nobody had done intensive work
on this collection for years," she says, "so there was a lot to
do. I've now looked at every coin in the collection. My goal
was to organize them so that they could be a useful resource."

"About 75 coins will be included in the display. "The collection
contains examples of some of the oldest known coins," Hafner says;
the oldest coin on exhibit dates from 600-550 B.C.E. Most of the
coins in the exhibition are Greek or Roman."

"The exhibition is open to the Tri-College community Monday
through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and to the general public
by appointment. For more information, call (610) 526-5022."

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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