Freer Gallery of Art Arthur M Sackler Gallery Gallery Guide Arts of the Islamic World

Framed medallion
Turkey, probably Istanbul
Byzantine Empire, 500–700
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art, F1909.67
This medallion consists of a fourth-century gold coin set into an ornamental frame. The front of the coin bears a portrait bust depicting a Roman emperor, probably Theodosius I (reigned 379–95).

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