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The story behind Smithsonian collection:

http://www.america.gov/st/eur-english/2009...S0.5918848.html

interesting, thanks

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Should Russia or a Russian interest group bring it back home? In many museums around the world, priceless artifacts from other nations exist away from their homelands. What should be done? Should anything be done?

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Personally, I prefer that things be spread out. That way a major accident/incident wouldn't be so bad.

 

The loss of the most intact Spinosaurus fossil during WWII is an example that stands out to me.

 

Other examples of loss of artifacts and items/sites of cultural importance include Afghanistan (over the 1990s and early 2000s, many non-Islamic sites were destroyed) and China (mid-1960s)

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Should Russia or a Russian interest group bring it back home? In many museums around the world, priceless artifacts from other nations exist away from their homelands. What should be done? Should anything be done?

back to 1960th, the whole GM collection was offered to the Hermitage for $1.7 millions (a catalog was compiled), but after reviewing it, russians experts from Ministry of Culture (including Hermitage fellows) said that they do not want it :ninja:

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The link in the first two posts doesn't work. Found a similar link, if anyone will be interested:

Smithsonian Rare Russian Coin Collection Seeks Exhibition Sponsor

"Extremely rare coins chronicle history of Russian empire"

 

http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/article/2009/11/20091124175845fjreffahcs0.5918848.html#axzz3cSfUPBwJ

 

and the most interesting addition to it (also, link in the article doesn't work, but I found it) - some coins from the collection:

 

http://photos.america.gov/galleries/amgov/4110/russian_coins/

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Fascinating reading. I have never seen that 1710 denga before. Is it a pattern?

 

And the polpoltina plate is simply magnificent!

 

Thank you for posting these links.

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Must be a trial coin. By the look of it, it was the size of a current polushka (half the size). It looks like a preparation for a project of making coins even lighter. Some did later in 1713 from 4.27 to 4.10, but not almost half the weight as that denga looks like. There it is number 24.

 

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