Real Academia De La Historia - Collections


As formerly the main Spanish institution for antiquaries, the Academy retains significant libraries and collections of antiquities. The keeper of antiquities is the prehistorian Martín Almagro Gorbea.

Items held include:

  • The Glosas Emilianenses
  • The Roda Codex
  • The Missorium of Theodosius I, a large ceremonial silver dish, probably made in Constantinople for the tenth anniversary (decennalia) in 388 of the reign of the Emperor Theodosius I, the last Emperor to rule both the Eastern and Western Empires. It is one of the best surviving examples of Late Antique Imperial imagery and one of finest examples of late Roman goldsmith work.

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