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White Gold: Revealing the World's Earliest Coins

May 8, 2012-April 2, 2013
Location: Temporary Exhibition Gallery, Samuel and Saidye Bronfman, Archaeology Wing
Curator: Haim Gitler
Media: Electrum coins
An exceptional display of the first coins ever minted, issued in western Asia Minor (modernday Turkey) from the 7th century BCE. Made of an alloy of gold and silver known as electrum or “white gold,” these coins were exquisitely fashioned. Their story opens yet another window onto the wonders of ancient Greek art and culture, revealing that great masterpieces can also be found on small, everyday objects. All 500 coins in the exhibition, from two private collections, are presented to the public for the very first time.