Tag: Byzantine Empire
Princeton University Library nearly tripled its Byzantine coin collection by acquiring 11,256 Byzantine coins from the estate of Dr. Chris B. Theodotou. Princeton say they now have the largest Byzantine coin collection in the world.
Byzantine seals fascinate with animals, portraits and monograms. However, the latter often seem cryptic to non-experts. Dumbarton Oaks now offers a delicious introduction: simply bake your own seal in Byzantine style!
A Byzantine gold earring of exceptional quality was found in Denmark in late 2021. Researchers believe it was a gift of the Byzantine emperor himself. You can admire it in the special exhibition “The Raid” in the National Museum of Denmark.
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.
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.
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.
12Page 1 of 2