Музей русской истории за границей (1897-1914) при Свято-Князь-Владимирском братстве : Каталог коллекции : Из собрания Отдела нумизматики ГМИИ им. А.С. Пушкина = Museum of Russian History abroad (1897-1914) Brotherhood of St. Vladimir : Catalogue of the collection : From the Coins and Medals Department of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
This catalogue publishes a selection of works of applied art from the Hermitage that have been given new life to coins and medals thanks to the imagination of both craftsmen and clients. The objects span a period of more than two millennia, from antiquity to modern times, and include necklaces and cuff-links; caskets, medallions, and snuff-boxes; cups, chalices, tankards and other works of applied art. Many of the devices employed by craftsmen in Greece, Rome, and Byzantium were later used by those in Western Europe and Russia. In their introductory articles, the authors shed light on the numismatic heritage as demonstrated by works of decorative and applied art employing coins in their design. Every item is supplied with an extensive description, and a list of exhibitions and bibliography supplement the catalogue. -- Summary written by John W. Emerich, Bronze Horseman Literary Agency.