Sophia's interest in jewelry was not restricted to her own ornaments. She managed the jewels and the economy of the entire Byzantine Empire, as she was responsible of budgetary reforms and running of the treasury.
Nomisma Collection is a tribute to the powerful women in the Roman and Byzantine empires. My intention with the series was to design new, imagined coins that those women would have wanted to wear for they would reflect the strong self-image of the women of antiquity. These women’s assertive and powerful character is represented with various mediations of bronze and brass.