816 Late Byzantine coins by Unknown Artist

Hand-struck coins of the Byzantine period between the two sieges of Constantinople.


Details

Medium:
Gold, electrum, silver, silver-copper alloy, copper
Art Fund grant:
£25,000 ( Total: £130,000)
Acquired in:
2000
Vendor:
Simon Bendall

During the period 1204-1261, when the emperors were in exile from Constantinople, coins of very high quality were produced by other mints.

Provenance

Private collection formed in London over the last 30 years.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

Entry details

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