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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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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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