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MODERN & MISCELLANEOUS

In addition to its world-class medieval coin collection and impressive selection of Roman coins, the Barber Institute Coin Room also houses various selections of modern coins, a small range of Hellenistic coinage and a small but significant collection of Byzantine lead seals.

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Coin Collection

Coins are one of the most important sources of surviving evidence for the economic and social lives of past societies and of the political messages their rulers wished to convey. The Barber Institute of Fine Arts possesses one of Europe's finest collections of Byzantine coins

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VENICE OF THE GREEKS

The History of Hellenism in the City of Saint Mark

Evening Lecture
Thursday 3 October 2013, 5 - 6pm

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FAITH & FORTUNE

Visualising the Divine on Byzantine and Early Islamic Coinage

8 November 2013 - 5 February 2015

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COIN STUDY ROOM

The Barber Institute is home to one of the finest collections of Roman, Byzantine, Sasanian and Medieval Islamic coins in the world, numbering more than 15,000 items.

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