Dalia Grimalauskaitė, Eduardas Remecas. Money in Lithuania
Vilnius, 2020. 588 pages, English, ISBN 978-609-478-049-3
Translator Dalia Šatienė. English language editor Kerry Shawn Keys. Designer Vida Ona Kuraitė
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In 2016, the National Museum of Lithuania issued a monograph “Pinigai Lietuvoje” (Money in Lithuania) dedicated to the monetary history and collecting of coins in Lithuania. There has never been a scientific publication on monetary history of such a volume in Lithuania so far. Due to the large volume of this publication, it could not be implemented in two languages, so it was decided to publish it as a separate book in English.
Geographically, the book covers the territory of contemporary Republic of Lithuania, chronologically its content extends from ancient times to date, i.e. comprises II – XXI centuries. The book consists of four parts: 1) numismatics in Lithuania: collections and research; 2) monetary history of Lithuania from the ancient times to the end of the XVIII century; 3) monetary history of Lithuania from the end of the XVIII century to the beginning of the XX century; 4) monetary history of the Republic of Lithuania (1918–2015). There are list of literature and index of geographical terms as well as index of authors.
The publication is exceptional and valuable for its numerous illustrations. About 1200 exibits’ photographs as well as maps, schemes and graphs are published. Illustrated items – collectibles, artifacts discovered by archaeological excavations, single finds and coin hoards primarily come from the collections of the National Museum of Lithuania and other Lithuanian museums, however, the rarest coins of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania are being kept abroad, in museums of Berlin, Saint Petersburg, Vienna, Stockholm, etc.
It is relevant for professional as well as amateur researchers, archeologists, historians and specialists on auxiliary disciplines of history.