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Our postdoc Marco Muresu was in Dumbarton Oaks, in a one-month research award

Marco Muresu, one of our very own postdoc researchers and archaeologists, spent a month in Dumbarton Oaks as an awardee for a project entitled: ‘The Byzantine Seals of Sardinia: a new comparative approach’. While at DOaks, Marco was part of the Byzantine Studies’ staff section of the Centre, under the direction of Anna Stavrakopoulou and Read more about Our postdoc Marco Muresu was in Dumbarton Oaks, in a one-month research award[…]

‘India for ivory, Sardinia for silver, Attica for honey!‘: Getting the coin analysis started!

‘India for ivory, Sardinia for silver, Attica for honey!‘ These were the well-known words of the Roman geographer, Solinus, which show the reputation that Sardinia’s silver had acquired in Classical Antiquity. Many centuries later, grants to exploit this precious resource were made to the Pisans at a time when they exerted power on the island Read more about ‘India for ivory, Sardinia for silver, Attica for honey!‘: Getting the coin analysis started![…]

Marco and his poster

International conference ‘Monete frazionate. Quadri regionali, questioni cronologiche, aspetti economici’

Our PDRA Dr Marco Muresu attended the International Conference ‘Monete frazionate. Quadri regionali, questioni cronologiche, aspetti economici’. The conference was held in Milan on 16-17 September 2019, and was organised by the Catholic University of Milan and the University of Salerno. Dr Muresu presented a poster entitled ‘Monete frazionate dai contesti funerari della Sardegna bizantina’, Read more about International conference ‘Monete frazionate. Quadri regionali, questioni cronologiche, aspetti economici’[…]

Evidence for Sardinian metal in the Eastern Mediterranean in the Byzantine period

Thomas Birch, one of our Co-Investigators, is part of a team that has published results on the coinage from Jerash/Gerasa, challenging the ‘5th century CE monetary crisis’, identifying potential metal sources and furthering our understanding of monetary organisation in the Eastern Mediterranean. In his paper, new compositional and metallographic data are presented for the fourth Read more about Evidence for Sardinian metal in the Eastern Mediterranean in the Byzantine period[…]

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