Medallion, consisting of a coin (solidus) of Justinian I (A.D. 527-565) set in an ornamental frame with side loops for attachment

Historical period(s)
6th century
Medium
Gold
Dimensions
Diam (overall): 4.1 cm (1 5/8 in)
Geography
Turkey
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1909.70
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork
Type

Medallion

Keywords
beaded wire, chasing, cross, granulation, portrait, Turkey
Provenance

To 1909
Maurice Nahman (1868-1948), Cairo, Egypt, to 1909 [1]

From 1909 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Maurice Nahman in 1909 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 185, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Ann C. Gunter. A Collector's Journey: Charles Lang Freer and Egypt. Washington and London, 2002. p. 19, fig. 1.3.
  • Thomas Lawton, Linda Merrill. Freer: a legacy of art. Washington and New York, 1993. p. 85, fig. 58.
Collection Area(s)
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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