barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


Eastern Medieval

The Barber collection has significant strengths in eastern medieval coinage, including some unique examples of early Arab-Byzantine issues, a large selection of Sasanian coinage, extensive holdings of Turkmen coins and a range of Georgian and Armenian coinage. Elements of this collection are the focus of the 2013-14 numismatic exhibition Faith and Fortune: visualizing the divine on Byzantine and early Islamic coinage.

Lunchtime Lectures

Wednesdays 26 June & 3 July

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Wednesday Walk & Draw

15 May, 12 June, 10 July, 12 - 12.30pm

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A Tale of Two Empires: Rome and Persia

A Tale of Two Empires: Rome and Persia

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Memento Mori: exploring death and dying through art

Friday 17 May

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