1 February - 31 December 2010. This unusual exhibition chronicles the depiction of women on international coins. The earliest portraits of female Pharaohs appeared in 3rd century BC Egypt.
Females featured regularly on coins in Ancient Greece, and by the end of the Middle Ages the first life-like portraits were incorporated into coin design.
During the Ancient Roman empire, wives played an integral part in boosting the status of the reigning emperor. Other strong women included in this exhibition are Queen Elisabeth I (1558-1603) and Britain's present day monarch Queen Elisabeth II.
Sun-Mon: 10.00-18.00. Thur: 10.00-22.00