In 1899, “a small but interesting collection” of Chinese coins was displayed in the Cross Gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum, in London. Gertrude Burford Rawlings, author of The Story of the British Coinage, Coins and How to Know Them, The Story of Books, and Old London (and a translator of 17th-century French philosophy) wrote a short, descriptive note about the display in Spink’s Numismatic Circular in September 1899. She noted that the collection was lent by Lord Charles Beresford, but offered no further information about him, suggesting perhaps that he was too well known to need an introduction. (more…)
“Supermarket of the Dead. Burnt offerings in China and the Cult of Globalised Consumption” – an exhibition by Wolfgang Scheppe with the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections) in the Northwing, Reception Floor of the Residenzschloss (Royal Palace), 14 March to 14 June 2015. (more…)
The World‘s Railways on Coins, by QIAN Lixin (Beijing: China Railway Publishing House, 2015). ISBN: 978-7-113-20216-3.
钱立新：《硬币上的世界铁路》，北京：中国铁路出版社，2015 年. Qian Lixin, Yingbi shang de shijie tielu, Beijing: Zhongguo tielu chubanshe, 2015. (more…)