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Tag: Byzantine Empire

Byzantine Seals

Dumbarton Oaks has published a new volume of its collection of Byzantine seals. The work deals with anonymous seals with religious imagery. Ursula Kampmann took a look at it.

Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Podcast about Eco’s Baudolino

In the new podcast series of Dumbarton Oaks a senior and a younger scholar discuss subjects that may interest not only colleagues. Learn in the latest episode why Umberto Eco’s “Baudolino” is a perfect successor of his bestselling “Name of the Rose” and much more.

Dumbarton Oaks Presents Byzantine Coins Online

The Dumbarton Oaks Museum possesses one of the largest collections of Byzantine coins in the world with over 12,000 items. An online exhibition presents a selection focusing on the Byzantine Emperors on coins as curator Jonathan Shea explains.

Franz Füeg (1921-2019)

On 24 November 2019, Franz Füeg died. Many coin collectors know him as one of the most important scholars of Byzantine numismatics. Only a few of them are aware that he was also one of the most distinguished architects of Switzerland.

Big Data Tells Intimate Stories

The newly acquired lead seals of the Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine seal collection contain unexpected imageries and many belonged to people that had been left out of standard histories of the period. This is why the collection is essential to research of the period.

Simon Bendall (1937-2019)

Everyone who collected Byzantine coins had to do with Simon Bendall. He was a collector, dealer, scientist and profound expert of the subject. On 6 August 2019 we will bury the grandmaster of Byzantine numismatics.

A Gigliato of Francesco I Gattilusio

He was a pirate from Genoa and his life could be the topic of any Hollywood romance: He rescued the Byzantine emperor, was rewarded with the rule over an island and married a princess. Written sources tell us that Francesco also struck coins. It is the second specimen of a gigliato only that will be sold at auction next week.