Kings, Emperors, Gods: What Coins Tell Us about Sardis
March 7, 2013
Jane DeRose Evans, Professor of Art History, Temple University
Coins from the reign of Croesus to that of the Byzantine emperor Michael VIII Paleologos have been found in the modern excavations of Sardis, in Turkey. We will explore what images the changing dynasties at Sardis put on their coins, and why we ?nd coins in the ruins of many di?erent buildings, such as the ancient temple of Diana, the synagogue, the Imperial Temple, the theater, and the houses of Sardis.
Reception to follow lecture.
Complimentary parking at 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.