Catalogo ragionato di exagia bizantini in vetro dal territorio italiano e da recenti listini d asta

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Reasoned catalog of Byzantine exagia in glass from the Italian territory and recent auction lists

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The essay aims to present together, for the first time, the Byzantine glass exagia found on the Italian territory, as well as a group of specimens recently appeared on the antique market. The documentation relating to the first category of artifacts includes 15 pieces: two from Liguria, one from Rome, the rest from Sicily. They belong to the types with cruciform monogram (6 pieces); block monogram (1); monogram and circular inscription (1); deformed monogram (1); monogram and imperial bust (1); imperial bust and circular inscription (4?); linear inscription (1). After a presentation of the problems related to this category of monetary weights, the reasoned catalog discusses the individual pieces, providing the data relating to weight, diameter, color, weight value, and context of discovery. The comparison with other similar specimens allows a better definition of the chronology and geographical scope of diffusion. The 19 exagia from auction catalogs, although devoid of contextualizing data, are however interesting, both because they attest in some cases onomastic monograms up to now unknown and completely new iconographic types, and because they allow to increase the number of specimens related to one same eparca.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Reasoned catalog of Byzantine exagia in glass from the Italian territory and recent auction lists
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)289-311
Number of pages23
JournalTEMPORIS SIGNA
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • exagia in vetro
  • monetazione bizantina

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