Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
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Byzantine coins at the John Max Wulfing Collection in St. Louis

Sep 13, 2022, 2:00 PM
University of Warsaw

University of Warsaw

Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28 Warsaw


Elena Baldi (Washington University)


The John Max Wulfing Collection of Ancient Coins and Related Objects of the Washington University in St. Louis, with ca. 16,000 objects, ranks as one of the largest university collection in the United States. The coins were donated by John Max Wulfing, a St. Louisian businessman, a keen collector of Roman coinage.
A notable group in the collection are 633 coins of the Byzantine Empire, Anastasius to John VIII, with the largest series being coins issued by Justinian I.
In this poster I aim to introduce the overall evidence of the Byzantine coins, with particular focus on the hoard of 75 coins of Manuel I Comnenus (1143-1180). Despite their attribution to DOC IV.1 they show several legend variants which are not always fully compatible with the DOC classification, showing a great variety in production, and offer valuable insights into this period of numismatic study.

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Elena Baldi (Washington University)

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