🏛 A small but potent piece of history is up for sale in Zurich this month, when Numismatica Ars Classica offers one of only three known examples of the “Eid Mar” aureus, celebrating the “liberation” of Rome after the bloody assassination of the dictator Julius Caesar on the Ides of March in 44BC.
“This is among the most important coins of the ancient world. To have a coin that is witness to such a significant moment in history is quite extraordinary.”
- Arturo Russo, co-director of the auction house.
🦈 A six-year-old boy has found a shark tooth belonging to a giant prehistoric creature that could be up to 20 million years old. Sammy found the 10cm-long megalodon tooth on Bawdsey beach in Suffolk during a bank holiday break.
It has been confirmed as belonging to a megalodon - the largest shark that ever existed - by expert Prof Ben Garrod.
👗 Following a fit of public outrage, much of it from textile conservators, over Kim Kardashian wearing an iconic Marilyn Monroe dress to the Met Gala, the International Council of Museums has issued renewed guidelines on handling historic garments. Earlier this month, Kardashian infamously wore the dress that Monroe had on in 1962 when she sang “Happy Birthday Mr. President” to John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden. Kardashian borrowed the dress from a Ripley’s Believe It or Not! collection in Orlando, not an accredited museum.
🖌 Showpiece number three is here, and we're very excited! If you didn't see our announcement yesterday, click below to find out more.
That's it for this week, thanks as always for reading and if you have any comments please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Showpiece Team