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Course Description

Did you know that Nickle Galleries at the University of Calgary has ancient Greek and Roman coins? In this course, students will be introduced to the spectacular money collection comprised of 23,000 objects spanning from the beginning of coinage in the 7th century BCE to the modern era. Students will have a unique opportunity to examine and learn about ancient Greek, Roman, Celtic, Byzantine, Islamic, European and Canadian currencies. A private tour of the new exhibition titled ‘Money Zoo: Fantastic Beasts in the History of Money’, which explores connection between money and animals, will also be provided (on display May 21-July 31, 2020). This course is geared to the general public, collectors and history enthusiasts.

 

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Define numismatics (the study of money)
  • Outline the history of money
  • Apply proper numismatics terminology
  • Identify key moments in the history of coins and money
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