The exhibition follows the development of portraits on coinage over a period of 350 years.

July 8, 2017 22:09
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Coins from exhibition. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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A new exhibition at the Israel Museum titled ‘Faces of Power’ presents a collection of 75 gold coins, never before displayed to the public, bearing the portraits of Roman emperors and their wives.

The coins offer a rare glimpse into the world of the rulers of the Roman Empire, as well as revealing the great artistic skill involved in their creation.

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The exhibition follows the development of portraits on coinage over a period of 350 years, from the establishment of the empire to its acceptance of Christianity as its official religion.

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