The Royal Collection of Coins and Medals is part of the National Museum, housed in the Prince’s Palace in Copenhagen. The collection consists of Danish coins from Viking times to the present and coins from ancient Rome and Greece, as well as examples of coinage and currencies of other cultures. The medal collection includes Danish gold medals from 1550-2000, as well as European portrait medaillons from the 1400s to today.
Here visitors can see Danish coins from Viking times to the present and coins from ancient Rome and Greece, as well as examples of the coinage and currencies of other cultures. The medal collection includes Danish gold medals from 1550-2000, as well as European portrait medallions from the 1400s to today. › Website
Dr Helle Horsnaes Curator and senior researcher, The Royal Coll. of Coins and Medals, National Museum of Denmark. Main research field : archaeology and Ancient numismatics, in particular research into the diffusion and use of Roman coins in non-Roman Iron Age cultures.
The COST project will provide us with a good opportunity to study the economic and monetary histories of Europe with a combination of in-depth specialized studies with a broad long-tem perspective.
Dr. Michael MärcherCurator (b. 1979), The Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, The National Museum of Denmark. Main research field: Medieval and modern numismatics in Northern Europe, expert in modern coin production. Other research fields: Banking history, monetary unions and the history of numismatics.
The COST project is important because its main themes are key and complex elements in the history of Europe. They can only be fully studied - and their importance fully recognized - in a broad international research network.
The Black Sea, known to the Greeks as Pontos Euxeinos or the 'Hospitable Sea', is the focus of this interdisciplinary research centre, which is concerned with ethnic relations, cultural interaction, and economic interdependence in the Black Sea region in the period c. 700 BC-AD 325, but with a main focus on the years ca. 400 BC-100 AD. Although the Black Sea region is viewed as a whole, particular attention is being paid to the north and south coasts of the Black Sea region, i.e. of modern Russia, Ukraine, and Turkey. All projects devote special attention to centre-periphery relations, to cultural interaction as an expression of ethnic and cultural strategies, and the projects all base their analyses on a long-term view of the Black Sea region as a link between Asia and Europe. › Website
Ph.D. stipendiat Line BJERGLine Bjerg is specialised in the study of coin finds in the coasts of the Black sea and in the study of the integration of the cities in a monetary economy.