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.

John Brett (1831-1902)

Study of Warwick Castle (‘The White Waterlily’)

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Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778)

The Grand Piazza, Plate IV from 'The Prisons (Carceri)'

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Giovanni Migliara (1785-1837)

An Architectural Capriccio

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Hubert Robert (1733-1808)

Study of a Tree with a Figure

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