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Museum of coins, medals and antiques

Exhibition

  • The Great Cameo of France (or Great Cameo of the Sainte-Chapelle) : glorification of Germanicus. Rome, Ca 23 B.C. | BnF

    The Great Cameo of France (or Great Cameo of the Sainte-Chapelle) : glorification of Germanicus. Rome, Ca 23 B.C.

  • Practical information

  • Richelieu

    Monday - Friday from 1.00pm to 5.45pm
    Saturday from 1.00pm to 4.45pm
    Sunday from noon to 6.00pm

    Free access

from January 2, 1981 Richelieu

The objects presented in the museum illustrate the history of the department’s collections, the manufacturing techniques used to create objects (bronze, precious metals, glass, ivory…), the history of coins and medals, whether in the West or in the East. The exhibition allows visitors to discover the following outstanding objects:
  • The Great Cameo of France
  • The Rennes patera
  • Dagobert’s throne
  • The treasures of Childeric and Gourdon
  • The cup of Chosroes
  • The chessboard known as Charlemagne’s chessboard.
The first two exhibition areas of the museum are dedicated to the history of the Department’s collections. On the first floor, another room is dedicated to the main manufacturing techniques of pieces presented: bronze, precious metals, glass, ivory, enamels, ceramic. Collections presented in the last room focus on the history of coins, in the Western part as well as in the Eastern part of the world, and on the history of medals. The exhibition also allows to discover the Luynes’ collection of Greek vases.

Tours

For groups, registration at 00 (1) 53 79 49 49 or by e-mail: visites@bnf.fr

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

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