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Middle Eastern coinage is one of the main collections at Birmingham University’s art gallery. The coins show the blending of Muslim, Jewish and Christian cultures in Arab-Byzantine issues in medieval Turkmen Anatolia (11th-14th centuries). There is also a large selection of Sasanian Georgian and Armenian coinage. Elements of this collection were the focus of the 2013-14 numismatic exhibition ‘Faith and Fortune: visualizing the divine’. Some images come from much older Byzantine, Roman and Hellenistic coins, but the museum says that it is unclear where Turkmen coins were minted or how prototypes were located to provide models for new designs. The elegant 1930 building is a teaching gallery with a significant collection of 20th-century art, as well as old masters, and it is also used as a concert space.
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