“OXEN: A Global Numismatic Tour” (25 minutes) explores one of mankind’s first domesticated animals, and one of the most important to the rise of civilizations around the world. Oxen were not just domesticated, they are humanity's first living mechanical device. Their power, combined with docility, accounts for their global use -- and their appearance in on coins, notes, and medals from around the world. We also consider why it is so popular struck in gold! This is an interesting companion piece to the NumiStorica lecture on Beehives.

Numismatic stories and slide presentations