Who Knew WashU? 9.12.17

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Pieces in the John Max Wulfing Coin Collection (Photo: Department of Classics)

Question: How many coins are in the John Max Wulfing Coin Collection, housed in the Department of Classics in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis?

Answer: C) The collection, donated by St. Louis resident Wulfing before his death, contains roughly 14,000 coins, making it one of the largest collections of ancient Greek and Roman coins in the United States.

Congrats to this week’s winner, Sheri Walsh, of Alumni & Development Programs, who will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

Watch this video, or listen to a “Hold That Thought” podcast to learn more about the collection.


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