IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 527: Approaching the Byzantine Family, II: Depicting the Family

Tuesday 14 July 2009, 09.00-10.30

Organisers:Leslie Brubaker, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman & Modern Greek Studies, Department of Classics, Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Birmingham / Institute of Archaeology & Antiquity, University of Birmingham
Shaun Tougher, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Moderator/Chair:Lisa Alberici, Postgraduate Office, Historical Studies, College of Arts and Law, University of Birmingham
Paper 527-aSymbols of Power on the Coinage of Constantine I and his Sons
(Language: English)
Michael Saxby, Institute of Archaeology & Antiquity, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Numismatics, Political Thought
Paper 527-bJewellery and Clothing Depicted in Early Byzantine Marriage Customs
(Language: English)
Carol Shaw, Institute of Archaeology & Antiquity, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Daily Life, Social History
Paper 527-cConstantine and Helena: Mothers and Sons in Byzantium
(Language: English)
Andriani Georgiou, Institute of Archaeology & Antiquity, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Mentalities, Social History
Abstract

This session focuses in particular on depictions of early families in art. Michael Saxby considers the image of the imperial family on coinage. Saxby studies symbols of power on the coinage of Constantine I and his sons. Carol Shaw highlights the subject of dress and the family.