Visitors will see unique female portraits, which can be up to 2,500 years old. The eternal rival goddesses were quickly joined by real living women. Along with famous figures such as Cleopatra, this special exhibition will shed light on the diverse imagery and interpretations of femininity found in coins and, in particular, medallions.
Women act not only as heroes of portraits or commissioners of works, but also as creators, collectors and scientists. The exhibition asks how the visual arts, in particular coins and medallions, enhance or challenge the social image of women, shaped by other forces.