Sumi Perera, ‘XXX pcs Ag [30 pieces of Silver]  ’, 2008, CENTRAL BOOKING

Thirty pieces of silver are featured in this coin album, a soon to be obsolete book-form with the decline in interest in both collecting and using coins. This ‘codex’ like album converts to a leporello form by the retraction of a detachable spine, allowing the transition from a private to public reading. Housed in a box with a magnetic lid and an etched zinc plate featuring 30 coins [from the sheckels used by Judas Iscariot to betray Christ to modern international currency] open numbered variable edition.

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