GoldenArt, Part 6 - Presentation Pieces For A King
In previous webinars, we have discussed how important the image of the ruler was portrayed on coinage. In this webinar, we will be highlighting some of the great coins that were not made for commerce, but instead created specifically to honor the ruler. These are called Presentation Pieces. As you might imagine, these treasures are great works of Golden Art, hence the reason for inclusion in this series. They are also fantastically rare. Since they were not made for commerce, there was no reason to make them in quantity, hence the reason for their rarity. One can only imagine the provenance of these masterpieces that have undoubtably been handled by royalty and dignitaries ever since their creation.