Drawing from the Museum’s collection of approximately 7,500 ancient coins, the gallery’s thematic and chronological displays emphasize ancient coins as highly sophisticated, beautiful works of art on a miniature scale, while also exploring the cultural and political history they embody. Sculpture, vases, and other works of art are on view alongside coins in the gallery. Visitors can “create” their own coins in a touch screen activity—choosing symbols, motto, and metal—allowing them to learn the elements of a coin by designing one. The gallery also includes a case filled with coins acquired over the past several years, as the Museum continues to collect coins of the highest quality and appeal.
- Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery (Gallery 212C)