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Calvet Foundation puts online its coin cabinet

April 19, 2012 – On February 16, 2012 the Calvet Foundation announced that it is putting online the whole coin cabinet comprising 564 important pre-Roman coins and thousands of coins of the Roman Republic and Empire.

Philippe Sauvan (1697/1698?1789), Portrait of Esprit Calvet, c. 1778-1780. Source: Wikipedia.

Philippe Sauvan (1697/1698?1789), Portrait of Esprit Calvet, c. 1778-1780. Source: Wikipedia.

The foundation – named after Esprit Calvet, a man of letters and collector – has been established by Napoleon in 1811 and is composed of various museums and libraries.

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