roman trails in south india: new finds and interpretations

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

17.30, Research Forum South Room

Gold coin with bust of Augustus
Gold coin of Augustus from the Pudukottai Hoard (British Museum)

Speaker(s): Dr Sethuraman Suresh (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Chennai Chapter)

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Peter Stewart

Dr Suresh is a freelance archaeologist and an expert on Roman artefacts found in India. His publications include Roman Antiquities in Tamilnadu (1992) and Symbols of Trade: Roman and Pseudo-Roman Objects Found in India (2004). He is a former Research Fellow at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, and the French Institute of Pondicherry and is Chairman of the Chennai Chapter at the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH). He is currently the recipient of a grant from the Italian government to enable the documentation of Roman finds from India now in European collections -- work that will lead to an exhibition and accompanying publication.

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