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The Emperor’s GoldKunsthistorisches Museum Wien
The Emperor's Gold
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
The Emperor's Gold
VIENNA, AUSTRIA  •  Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien  •  24 May 2016 - 5 March 2017

The great fame that the imperial coin collection already enjoyed throughout Europe around 1800 derived from its size and quality as well as from the rarity of the objects it contained. It was the collecting passion of the Emperors Charles VI (reigned 1711-1740) and Francis I (reigned 1745-1765), which already fascinated contemporaries, and to which the Vienna Coin Cabinet owes its world-class status today. On the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Vienna Coin Cabinet presents a special exhibition of the highest-carat gold pieces from its once-imperial coin collection.

The spectacular find at Szilágysomlyó in Transylvania, for instance, contained the heaviest gold medals from antiquity ever discovered.

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien Website

Contact: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
1010 Wien
Tel: (43) 1 525 24 52 02

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