publication . Article . 2014

Coin collectors and museum donors: contextualizing Delfino Trucchi and Antonino Salinas in early post-Unification Sicily (1868-73)

Crisa, Antonino;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
The main scope of this paper is the presentation of two little-known sets of archival records, kept at the Central State Archive of Rome and crucial for knowledge of the history of Sicilian collections in the early post-Unification period. In particular, they detail two donations of coins and antiquarian objects to the Museum of Palermo by the collector Delfino Trucchi (1868) and by the Director Antonino Salinas (1873). The Ministry of Public Education, the main state authority for museum management and supervision, was appreciative of these actions. Records, transcribed in an online Appendix, form the core of this paper and offer fresh data to help contextualiz...
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free text keywords: History and Archaeology, Sicily, Salinas, Palermo, numismatics, coins, collecting, donations, post-Unification
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