The globetrotting Maria Theresa

Wells, Rhona
May 2004
Middle East;May2004, Issue 345, p62
A fascinating exhibition is captivating visitors to Oman's Bait al Zubair museum in Muscat "The Maria Theresa Taler and Oman — The Story of an Austrian Coin in Arabia," relates the history of the empress Marie Theresa, head of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the 18th century and of how her likeness, on the ubiquitous taler, spread across continents, assuming particular importance in the countries of the Middle East region. The exhibition is presented by the Austrian Mint and the Bait al Zubair Museum and the opening ceremony was attended by multiple notaries.


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