Arthur M. Sackler Museum lecture hall, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
Eurydice Georganteli, Harvard University Fellow in the History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University
When the Roman Empire’s capital moved from Rome to Constantinople in 330 CE, Europe’s political and economic center shifted. The coinage produced in the new imperial capital, and in cities across what was to become the Byzantine Empire, deﬁned the society, politics, economic practices, and art of medieval Europe and beyond. This lecture, drawn from Harvard’s outstanding collections of coins and seals, explores Byzantine money as one of the most enduring world currencies.
Reception to follow lecture.
Limited complimentary parking at the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street.
To honor the memory of renowned numismatist and scholar Leo Mildenberg (1912–2001) and his years of friendship with Harvard University, a fund was established by his friends and colleagues and endowed in 2005 by his wife, Ilse Mildenberg-Seehausen.