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Sotto il torchio. Libri e monete antiche (exhibition)
April 13 - June 9
The exhibition, entitled Under the Press. Books and ancient coins from the collections of the University Library of Padua and the Bottacin Museum, highlights one of the most interesting aspects of cultural life in Veneto and in particular Padua, starting from the humanistic rebirth: the rediscovery of classical antiquity conveyed through the exchange and study of Roman coins, which has encouraged the development of an intense editorial activity on numismatic subjects.
Currency and printing have also shared the same technical production method since the sixteenth century, given by the use of the press, so much so that from this moment both in the world of publishing and in that of monetary issuance the verb printing is used.
There are studies on classical Greek and Roman numismatics and volumes on medieval Italian numismatics, particularly Venetian and Paduan, along with some significant examples of coins.