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    Wege des Geldes: Zwei byzantinische Münzen auf der Reise von Empire zu Empire

    Darley, Rebecca (2018) Wege des Geldes: Zwei byzantinische Münzen auf der Reise von Empire zu Empire. In: Beyer, A. and Bredekamp, H. and Fleckner, U. and Wolf, G. (eds.) Bilderfahrzeuge: Aby Warburgs Vermächtnis und die Zukunft der Ikonologie. Berlin, Germany: Verlag Klaus Wagenbach, pp. 144-154. ISBN 97883803136756.

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    This chapter discusses the different journeys and interpretations of two Byzantine coins, now both located in the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, and both bought in London from a Sri Lankan collector in the twentieth century. While both coins were labelled for that sale 'from Ceylon', this study examines the likelihood that one had come to the island probably within the lifetime of the collector who sold it, while the other might plausibly have travelled to Sri Lanka in the 5th or 6th century AD. Understanding the way each of these coins has operated within wider narratives of globalism, colonialism and cosmopolitanism interrogates the shifting relationship between images, power and the construction of empires.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Numismatics, post-colonialism, image theory, Byzantium, Sri Lanka
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Rebecca Darley
    Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2019 14:05
    Last Modified: 20 Jun 2021 09:02


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