06 août 2018

Gold solidus struck by the Emperor Heraclius, Constantinople, 640 or 641

Gold solidus struck by the Emperor Heraclius, Constantinople, 640 or 641. Diam: 1.95 cm. Inv. no. C 163. © The David Collection. The Emperor Heraclius, who is shown on this gold coin together with his sons Heraclius Constantine and Heraklonas, ruled the Byzantine Empire between 610 and 641.   Through a series of campaigns, Heraclius vanquished the Sasanians, who had penetrated far into his realm, but in turn was defeated by the new power – the Muslim Arabs – in the battle of Yarmuk in 636. This led to the loss of... [Lire la suite]
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28 janvier 2018

Exhibition at Luhring Augustine presents Late Medieval painting, sculpture, and stained glass

Valentin Bousch (fl. 1514-1541), The Creation of the World and the Expulsion from Paradise (detail). Church of Saint Firmin at Flavigny-sur-Moselle, Lorraine. Dated 1533. Stained glass, 114 x 30 inches. © THE ARTISTS AND LUHRING AUGUSTINE.  NEW YORK, NY.- Luhring Augustine is presenting Of Earth and Heaven: Art from the Middle Ages, an exhibition of Late Medieval painting, sculpture, stained glass, and goldsmith’s work in association with Sam Fogg, the world’s leading dealer in the art of the Middle Ages. The... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2017

Treasures of Early Christian art on view at the Toledo Museum of Art

TOLEDO, OH.- This fall the Toledo Museum of Art unveils a focused and captivating exhibition of early Christian art. Blending exquisite beauty with historical significance, Glorious Splendor: Treasures of Early Christian Art features approximately 30 masterpieces of Late Roman art from private collections and TMA holdings, most of which have never been exhibited before in a museum. “Glorious Splendor will showcase a dazzling array of Late Roman masterpieces and marks the first time that a special exhibition of... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2015

'Treasures and Talismans: Rings from the Griffin Collection' at The Cloisters in New York

Master of Saint Augustine, Netherlandish. Scenes from the Life of Saint Augustine of Hippo (detail). Oil, gold, and silver on wood. Flanders (Bruges), ca. 1490. The Cloisters Collection, 1961 (61.199).  New York - Worn by women and men, finger rings are among the oldest and most familiar forms of jewelry. In addition to their use as personal adornments, rings can serve as declarations of status, markers of significant life events, expressions of identity, and protective talismans. Some three dozen ancient,... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2015

Art Institute of Chicago extends 'Heaven and Earth: Art of the Byzantium from Greek Collections'

Icon of Saint George (detail), mid-14th century. Byzantine. Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens. Image courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago CHICAGO, IL.- The popular exhibition Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections at the Art Institute of Chicago has been extended for three months beyond its original closing date of Feb. 15, 2015. The show, which presents more than 60 superb artworks of the Byzantine era, from the 4th to the 15th centuries, will remain on view through May 10, 2015.  ... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2013

A solid gold Byzantine solidus of Emperor Constans II, struck 651-654 A.D. at the Constantinople mint

A solid gold Byzantine solidus of Emperor Constans II, struck 651 - 654 A.D. at the Constantinople mint.  The obverse with the facing bust of Constans with long beard and moustache, wearing cross topped crown and chlamys, and holding globus cruciger. The legend reading: D[ominvs] N[oster] CONSTANTINVS P[ater] P[atriae] AV[gvstvs] - "Our Lord Constantinus, Father of the People, Augustus". The reverse shows cross potent on three steps. The legend reads: VICTORIA AVG ЧΘ - "[To the] Victory of the... [Lire la suite]
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16 juin 2013

A very fine solid gold Byzantine solidus minted under the Emperor Theodosius II, struck 402-450 A.D. Constantinople mint

A very fine solid gold Byzantine solidus with a charming provenance, minted under the Emperor Theodosius II, struck 402-450 A.D. Constantinople mint. The obverse with pearl-diademed, helmeted, cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing slightly right. He holds a spear in his right hand which rests over his shoulder, his shield held in his left hand and decorated with a horseman spearing an enemy. The legend reading: D[ominvs] N[oster] THEODOSIVS P[ivs] F[elix] AVG[vstvs] - "Our Lord Theodosius, Dutiful and Wise Augustus." The reverse... [Lire la suite]
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16 juin 2013

An extremely fine fleur de coin Byzantine gold solidus of Emperor Constans II, struck circa 662-667 A.D. at the Constantinople

An extremely fine, well centered, near fleur de coin Byzantine gold solidus of Emperor Constans II, struck circa  662 - 667 A.D. at the Constantinople mint, third officina (workshop). The obverse depicts the facing busts of Constans II, on the left, with long beard and moustache and his eldest son, Constantine IV on the right, both wearing cross topped crown and chlamys. The reverse with cross potent set on three steps; at sides Constans II younger sons, Heraclius and... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2013

An extremely fine solid gold Byzantine solidus of Emperor Zeno, circa 476-491 A.D. at the Constantinople mint

An extremely fine solid gold Byzantine solidus of Emperor Zeno, (Flavius Zeno Augustus) struck during his second reign, circa 476 - 491 A.D. at the Constantinople mint. The obverse with pearl-diademed, helmeted, cuirassed bust, facing slightly right, his spear held in his right hand and resting over his shoulder, shield decorated with horseman spearing an enemy. The legend reading; D[ominvs] N[oster] ZENO PERP[etvvs] AVG[vstvs] - "Our Lord Zeno, Eternal Emperor" The reverse with winged Victory, standing left, supporting... [Lire la suite]
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16 juin 2013

A solid gold ancient Byzantine solidus of Emperor Constans II, struck in indictional Year 7 (648/9 A.D.) at the Constantinople

A solid gold ancient Byzantine solidus of Emperor Constans II, struck in indictional Year 7 (648/9 A.D.) at the Constantinople mint.  The obverse depicts the facing bust of Constans with short beard and moustache, wearing cross topped crown and chlamys, and holding globus cruciger. The legend reading: d[ominvs] N[oster] CONSτANτINЧS P[ater] P[atriae] AV[gvstvs] - "Our Lord Constantinus, Father of the People, Augustus"  The reverse shows cross potent on three steps. The legend reads; VICTORIA... [Lire la suite]
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