March 6, 2014 – Eurydice Georganteli, Harvard University Fellow in the History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University, will give the lecture ‘Byzantine Money: The Politics and Aesthetics of a World Currency.’
When the Roman Empire’s capital moved from Rome to Constantinople in 330 CE, Europe’s political and economic center shifted. The coinage produced in the new imperial capital, and in cities across what was to become the Byzantine Empire, defined the society, politics, economic practices, and art of medieval Europe and beyond. This lecture, drawn from Harvard’s outstanding collections of coins and seals, explores Byzantine money as one of the most enduring world currencies.
The event will take place on Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the Arthur M. Sackler Museum lecture hall, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138. Admission is free and a reception is to follow the lecture.
This is an Ilse and Leo Mildenberg Memorial Lecture. To honor the memory of renowned numismatist and scholar Leo Mildenberg (1912-2001) and his years of friendship with Harvard University, a fund was established by his friends and colleagues and endowed in 2005 by his wife, Ilse Mildenberg-Seehausen.
You can find all information in the Harvard Art Museums Calendar.