Coins of Jesus: Money and Religion in the Ancient World

Explore the world of ancient coinage at this exhibition that features money dating back to Persian imperial coins and Phoenician shekels.

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This one-hour program will take you back in time with Coins of Jesus: Money and Religion in the Ancient World. This exhibition highlights the Judeo-Christian coinage in the Numismatics Collection of Nickle Galleries, covering a unique geographic area and a historic period of cultural and ideological diversity. Beginning with Persian Imperial coins and Phoenician shekels, the exhibition presents Jewish, Judeo-Roman, Roman Christian and Byzantine coinage, concluding with Islamic and medieval money — an intellectually and artistically rewarding journey. Alumna and Nickle collection specialist for numismatics Marina Fischer, MA’08, will be available to answer your questions.

Registration is not required. Just show up a few minutes before the session of your choice is set to start: 1:30 p.m. on Saturday or 11:45 a.m. on Sunday.

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