• Standard histaemon, Head of Christ, 1042–55, gold, 2.6 x 2.7 x 0.10 cm. The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Gift of David and Marion Adams, 2009. Photo: Viki Petherbridge

    Photo: Viki Petherbridge

  • Ancient coins: heads and tales from unique lands

    23 Oct 2010 to 31 Mar 2011
    Curator: Andrew Jamieson

    The University of Melbourne has one of the largest collections of ancient Greek and Roman coins in Australia. In antiquity, coins were an ideal way of disseminating information about an event. They conveyed a political message, and were also used for propaganda purposes.

    This display features a selection of coins from the empires of the Greco-Roman world, which reveal insights into the histories and societies of their time.



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This Wednesday join our resident philosopher Dr Arthur O’Neill as he leads a dynamic group discussion through the BSAP4 exhibition deliberating and debating the world of sport and art. The discussion will give participants the opportunity to deepen their reflections on the worlds of sport and art.

The Ian Potter Museum of Art
The University of Melbourne

  • Swanston Street
  • University of Melbourne
  • Parkville VIC 3010