The Museum of Islamic Art hosts the exhibition “Travel of money to Egypt through the ages”


The Cairo Museum of Islamic Art, in cooperation with the Center for Calligraphy Studies of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the Cairo Mint Treasury, organized an exhibition titled “Travel of Money in Egypt through the Ages” .

The exhibition launched on September 23 and runs until October 3.

The idea of ​​the exhibition revolves around “The journey of money in Egypt”, which is a long journey of 2,500 years, ranging from the first coin minted in the Achaemenid era to the drachmas and statistics issued. by the Ptolemies, passing to what the Byzantines and Romans issued in gold dinars and copper money, and the Sassanids in silver dirhams, up to the Arabs until modern times, which highlights the rooting of the idea of ​​succession and the circulation of money in Egypt.

Egyptian pieces are also considered a pictorial testimony to the development of the arts of calligraphy and writing. On the face of the coin, the journey of writing has progressed in its development alongside the sophistication and progress of the Egyptian calligrapher and artist each in his field.

The exhibition is divided into two parts: the first is produced in cooperation with the Center for Calligraphic Studies of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and includes photographic panels from the most important collections of coins circulating in Egypt through the ages.

The second section of the exhibition includes the most important collections of newly minted cloned coins, in cooperation with the treasury of the Mint.

On the sidelines of the exhibition, a scientific colloquium was held, during which a group of eminent researchers in the field of the history of coins and Islamic arts will speak.

It should be noted that this exhibition was held in its first session from January 19 to January 24, 2020 in the Eastern Exhibition Hall of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conference Center in cooperation with the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo, the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo. educational archeology of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Alexandria and the Museums of Antiquities and Manuscripts of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and in partnership with experts in Egyptian coins.

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