June 15, 2020
On this day (15 June) in 844, heir to the Frankish throne, Louis, the eldest son of Lothar I , was crowned as King of the Lombards in Rome.
October 23, 2018
The third installment of Medieval Materiality tracks Italian materials on their journey away from Italy as they become reappropriated into artworks in other medieval cultural milieus.
January 28, 2018
Charlemagne died on 28 January 814.
April 2, 2017
Charlemagne was born 2 April 742 in what was then the Frankish Kingdom and died there in January 814.
October 30, 2016
Coins not the only Currency in Ancient Rome One of the reasons the currency of the Roman Empire was embossed and decorated with images of its leaders and culturally signigicant symbols and landmarks was, as today, to remind users that coins had exchange value because the rulers of the empire had decreed this fact to be so.