The publication Two sides of the same coin: Means of transactions – Masterpieces of art accompanies the same-titled exhibition held in Bucharest. It presents the 100 important coins from the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection, which travelled to Romania for the exhibition. The work explores coins as both a means of transactions and a work of art that narrates stories and captures moments from the era in which they circulated.
- Language: English
- Edited by: Dimitra Tsangari
- Publisher: Alpha Bank, National Bank of Romania
- Place: Athens
- Year published: 2023
- Dimensions: 23 x 30 cm
- Cover type: Hardcover
- Pages: 192
- English ISBN: 978-618-5072-52-0
What the publication includes
The publication presents the two sides of the coin: The one everyone is familiar with, the coin as a means of transactions, and the one that showcases it as a storyteller, a snapshot of events and a masterpiece of ancient Greek art.
It includes a descriptive catalogue of 100 coins from the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection, featuring illustrations and descriptions of both sides of the coins. Additionally, there is a text providing a concise history of the Numismatic Collection, its goals and its activities.
The catalogue of a fascinating exhibition
The work accompanies the same-titled exhibition “Two Sides of the Same Coin. Means of Transactions – Masterpieces of Art” hosted by the National Bank of Romania and Alpha Bank at the Museum of the National Bank of Romania in Bucharest. The 100 coins from the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection featured in the publication travelled abroad for the 1st time on the occasion of the Collection’s 50th anniversary.
The publication includes greetings from:
- Vasilis Psaltis, Alpha Bank Group CEO
- Mugur Isărescu, Member of the Academy of Romania and Governor of the National Bank of Romania
- Sergiu Oprescu, General Manager of the International Network of the Alpha Bank Group and Executive President of Alpha Bank Romania