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The next International Numis-


matic Congress in Taormina
our most important event is
approaching fast and I hope you
are all looking forward to it.
The INC Committee held its
annual meeting on May 20-
21 in Glasgow, thanks to the
generous hospitality of the
University of Glasgow and the
Hunterian Museum. I am proud
to report on our hard work and
progress. First of all visit our
newly revamped website www.
inc-cin.org. Our webmaster Bernward Ziegaus with the
designer Monika Sidivy of Munich have done an amazing
job in giving it a much needed face lift, making it easy
to navigate, and they have added many new fles and
documents. You will fnd the link to the XVth International
Numismatic Congress with all the necessary information
for the submission of abstracts if you plan to give a paper.
There apparently was some confusion about the original
online forms: the abstract submission and the registration
are two completely separate steps. The deadline for the
frst has now been postponed to 30 November, 2014. The
registration can be sent later in 2015 when all the practical
information about accommodations and events will be
posted. Thanks to our Treasurer, Tuukka Talvio and to the
generosity of our annual Committee Meeting sponsors,
our fnances are solid and we will be able to distribute 40
travel grants in the amount of 750 to young scholars. The
details for applying will be posted in due time.
Our income as you know comes from membership fees
exclusively so I am glad to report that we approved six
new applications at our meeting. We also had to terminate
all memberships whose dues were in the rear for more
than two years.
We received six scholarship applications, all for strong
and worthwhile projects: the scholarship was awarded to
Dear INC members, dear colleagues and friends,
Dr. Carmen Arnold-Biucchi
Kathrin Siegl from the University of Vienna for her work on
the medallions of the emperor Commodus. The grants-
in-aid went to Dimitrios Gerothanasis from the University
of Thessaloniki for his die-study of the mint of Mende,
in the Chalkidike in the archaic classical period, and to
George Watson from Christs College, Cambridge, for his
research on the phenomenon of die-sharing in the Roman
provincial mints of southern Asia Minor from the time of
the Severans to Tacitus. Congratulations to all of them!
Our most important decision for the future of numismatics
and its methodology was to grant the INC patronage to
The New Landscape of Ancient Numismatics presented
by Frdrique Duyrat, Directeur du Dpartment des
Monnaies at the Bibliothque Nationale de France, and
Andrew Meadows, Deputy Director of The American
Numismatic Society in New York. This project will greatly
facilitate numismatic research and collaboration between
scholars in diferent countries worldwide by linking every
coin and every collection to a unique database and by
standardizing the terminology. You will fnd the details
below.
Cari membri del CIN, cari colleghi e amici,
Vi mando il mio saluto in italiano per ricordarvi che il XV
o
Congresso si avvicina a grande velocit. Spero che vi
rallegrate e che progettate di parteciparvi.
Questanno il Comitato del CIN si riun a Glasgow, Scozia,
il 20 e 21 maggio, ospite dellUniversit e del Hunterian
Museum. Ringraziamo i colleghi per la loro generosit.
Con vivo piacere vi comunico in breve le ultime novit e i
progressi delle nostre attivit.
Innanzi tutto visitate il nostro sito www.inc-cin.org,
rimesso a nuovo del nostro webmaster Bernward
Ziegaus con il designer Monika Sidivy di Monaco.
Hanno rimodernato la presentazione e aggiunto vari
documenti e articoli, rendendo la navigazione pi facile
e rapida. Potrete collegarvi con il sito del XV Congresso
Internazionale di Numismatica di Taormina dove troverete
tutte le informazioni necessarie per presentare una
The Presidents Note - Il saluto del Presidente
INeN 17 - July 2014
International Numismatic
e-Newsletter
Contents
01 The Presidents Note
02 Reports from institutions
08 Congresses and Meetings
13 Research programs
16 Exhibitions
22 Websites
23 New publications
28 Personalia
29 Obituaries
31 INC Annual Travel Grant
32 INeN contribute and suscribe
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plus grand plaisir sur la chaise actuelle qui date de 1775 :
la Blackstone Chair, toujours utilis (Honorary Graduations
et Cowan medal Examination), a pour assise une pierre
noire de dolrite surmonte dune couronne de laurier et
du sablier qui rythme le temps de parole du candidat. Nos
travaux nen furent que plus srieux.
Outre les prparatifs du prochain Congrs international,
dont Maria Caccamo Caltabiano nous ft une prsentation
trs complte, le Bureau a trait son ordre du jour annuel :
approbation des minutes de la runion du Bureau 2013
Messine ; publication du Compte-Rendu du CIN vol.
60, 2013 (distribu aux membres cotisants) ; approbation
des comptes 2013 et du budget prvisionnel 2014 ;
examen des candidatures comme membres du CIN
(6 nouvelles candidatures dinstitutions) ; examen des
candidatures aux bourses du CIN (cette anne une
bourse supplmentaire grant-in-aid a t attribue au vu
de la qualit des candidatures) ; examen des patronages
du CIN divers programmes scientifques (un soutien
spcifque pour le projet New Landscape of Ancient
Numismatics a t vot). Ltat trs satisfaisant des
fnances du CIN, d entre autres la dmatrialisation
des supports de communication, site web et International
Numismatic e-Newsletter seul le Compte-Rendu reste
imprim permet de prvoir 40 bourses de voyage dun
montant de 750 pour les jeunes chercheurs qui se
rendront au XV
e
Congrs international de Numismatique
comunicazione e per la registrazione. Apparentemente
le prime versioni dei formulari in rete non erano chiare:
per le comunicazioni e i posters, il termine per inviare
un riassunto stato prolungato fno al 30 novembre
prossimo. La registrazione al Congresso separata
e pu essere inviata pi tardi nel 2015 quando tutte le
informazioni pratiche per lalloggio e le gite saranno
aggiornate. Grazie al nostro tesoriere Tuukka Talvio e alla
generosit dei vari sponsors per le nostre riunioni annuali,
le nostre fnanze sono ottime e ci permetteranno di ofrire
quaranta borse di viaggio di 750 a giovani studiosi. Le
istruzioni verranno messe sul nostro sito.
I nostri fondi, come sapete, provengono esclusivamente
dalle quote discrizione dei soci. Questanno abbiamo
accolto sei nuovi membri. Daltra parte abbiamo dovuto
terminare lassociazione dei membri che non hanno
versato la quota da pi di due anni.
Abbiamo ricevuto sei domande per la borsa di studio.
Tutte le richieste presentano progetti importanti e validi:
la borsa stata assegnata a Kathrin Siegl dellUniversit
di Vienna per il suo studio dei medaglioni dellimperatore
Commodo, I contributi vanno a Demetrios Gerathanasis
dellUniversit di Thessalonica per il suo studio sulla
zecca di Mende in Macedonia nellet arcaica e classica,
e a George Watson di Christs College, Cambridge, per
le sue ricerche sul fenomeno dei conii comuni nella
monetazione provinciale dellAsia Minore del sud dallet
dei Severi a Tacito.
La nostra decisione pi importante per lavvenire della
numismatica e della sua metodologia fu senzaltro quella
di dare il patrocinio del CIN al New Landscape of Ancient
Numismatics, presentato da Frdrique Duyrat, Direttrice
del Dipartimento delle Monete della Biblioteca Nazionale
di Francia, e da Andrew Meadows, Deputy Director
dellAmerican Numismatic Society a New York. Questo
progetto faciliter enormemente la ricerca e la collaborazione
tra studiosi di tutto il mondo collegando ogni collezione e
ogni moneta a ununica banca di dati e standardizzando la
terminologia. Potete leggere i dettagli qui sotto.
Reports from institutions - Announcements
Runion annuelle du Bureau du Conseil
International de Numismatique
Glasgow, 20-21 mai 2014
Le Bureau du CIN/INC sest runi cette anne Glasgow,
linvitation de Donal Bateson, Hunterian Museum. Les
neuf membres du Bureau taient prsents. Nous avons
retrouv avec le plus grand plaisir le cadre du XIV
e
Congrs
international de numismatique, lUniversit de Glasgow et
le Hunterian Museum, et remis nos pas dans nos traces de
septembre 2009 : un cadre agrable et stimulant pour la
prparation du prochain Congrs international de Taormine,
21-25 septembre 2015. Nos travaux se sont drouls dans
la salle de lecture de la Bibliothque numismatique o
trnait la Blackstone Chair, le sige o depuis la fondation
de lUniversit en 1451 les candidats prennent place
pour leur examen oral. Par permission spciale, notre
Prsidente, Carmen Arnold-Biucchi put siger pour notre
Bureau du CIN, de g. dr. :
D. Bateson, M. Alram, P. P. Ripolls, S. Estiot, C. Arnold-Biucchi seating on the
Blackstone Chair, M. Caccamo Caltabiano, T. Talvio, B. Ziegaus, B. Zch.
Bureau du CIN dans le Hunterian Museum
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anglais, allemand, espagnol, italien et russe). Il peut
sagir de textes imprims, de notices, de rsums
de confrences, de recensions, etc., mais galement
toute forme de document scientifque original
ou dactivit de promotion de la numismatique
rpondant aux critres de la recherche (apparat
critique, origine des sources, etc.) et mis en ligne pour
un usage collectif. Il peut sagir de vidos de cours ou
de confrences, dactivit de gestion de sites ou de
forum en ligne, de la ralisation et de la difusion de
revues lectroniques de niveau international, etc.
Les candidats seront choisis en fonction de la qualit et
de loriginalit de leur activit scientifque, quils aient
ou non dpos un dossier. Afn de faciliter le travail du
jury, les candidats sont invits envoyer au secrtaire du
CEN (4, boulevard de lEmpereur B-1000 Bruxelles ou
directement nicolas.tasset@teledisnet.be), avant le 30
septembre 2014, un bref curriculum vitae accompagn
dune liste complte des publications dans le domaine
de la numismatique (sans limite de priode ou de rgion).
La remise du prix se fera Bruxelles au mois de dcembre
2014, lors dune sance acadmique au cours de laquelle
le laurat sera invit prsenter un expos sur un sujet
de son choix.
Simone SCHEERS, prsidente du jury
Jean-Marc DOYEN, secrtaire du jury
Call for papers: Historia Mundi 5
November 2015
Historia Mundi is a periodical edited by the Medagliere
of the Vatican Library, which aims to fll a gap in the feld
of medals in Italy. Since 2008, it has been contributing to
the interest in this particular form of art. It is organized
into three sections. The frst one is devoted to the new
acquisitions of the Medagliere; the second and the richest
one to medals; and the third to coins. Since 2014, it has
also contained a monograph devoted to the greatest
medallists who left their mark on the world through their
works.
Historia Mundi wants to provide a platform for researchers,
academics and others to share their knowledge in the
form of articles on numismatics. For this reason, for its
ffth issue, Historia Mundi welcomes the submission of
original and signifcant contributions. Articles submitted
should not have been previously published.
Abstract submission deadline: 30
th
September 2014. The
abstract must include last name, frst name, afliation, the
title of the contribution and a brief text (500 words).
Abstract acceptance notifcation: 31
st
October 2014
Languages for contributions: Italian or English
Paper submission deadline: 30
th
March 2015
Paper acceptance notifcation: 30
th
April 2015
Date of publication: Historia Mundi 5 is scheduled to
appear in November 2015
Send your abstract to the editorial committee at:
historiamundi@vatlib.it
de Taormine. Les modalits de leur attribution seront
difuses bientt.
Au cours de nos pauses, Donal Bateson nous ft visiter
lHunterian, prsenta le vaste programme en cours de
rnovation et rorganisation du muse Hunter au sein de
Kelvin Hall, et nous guida dans la nouvelle salle consacre
au Mur dAntonin : particulirement impressionnants,
les distance slabs dont linscription indique la longueur
de mur concerne et la lgion ou la vexillation qui lont
dife. Nous avons pu visiter aussi lexposition Scottish
Gold qui sest tenue lHunterian jusquau 15 juin.
Nos dners autour de la gastronomie cossaise nous
permirent de retrouver nos htes, Donal Bateson bien
sr, mais aussi Sally-Anne Coupar, lquipe dont tous les
numismates prsents au Congrs international de Glasgow
en 2009 ont pu apprcier la serviabilit et lefcacit. Quils
reoivent, ainsi que lUniversit de Glasgow et lHunterian
Museum, tous les remerciements du Bureau du CIN pour
leur gnreuse et amicale hospitalit.
Sylviane Estiot, CNRS, HISOMA, Lyon
Le 10
e
Prix Quinquennal du Cercle dtudes
Numismatiques
Depuis 1969, le Cercle dtudes Numismatiques attribue
tous les cinq ans un prix de 1000 destin honorer
un numismate belge ou tranger pour son activit
scientifque au cours du lustre coul.
Autrefois destin couronner une carrire, tout en
insistant sur les seuls textes imprims au cours de la
priode sparant deux remises du prix, le CEN a dcid,
en 2009, de modifer ce rglement afn dattribuer
dsormais son Prix Quinquennal de Numismatique
un chercheur en dbut de carrire.
Les modifcations apportes aux conditions doctroi du
prix sont les suivantes :
- labandon de lalternance de lattribution un Belge
puis un tranger.
- lge maximum a t limit 35 ans. Les candidats
doivent donc tre ns aprs le 31 dcembre 1979.
- la slection dun seul et unique laurat, efectue
par un jury international constitu par les anciens
titulaires du prix, portera dsormais sur lensemble
de lactivit scientifque publie. Par activit
scientifque publie, nous entendons toute forme de
mise la disposition du public de donnes originales
rdiges dans une langue scientifque (franais,
Mur dAntonin. Distance slab : cette pice, la plus grande connue et la seule
rpertorie pour lextrmit est du Mur, commmore la construction dune longueur
de 4 652 pas par la IIe Lgion Auguste. Trouve Bridgeness, West Lothian, en 1868
(original au National Museum Scotland)
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Carmen Arnold-Biucchi
President of the INC
Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Honorable Jet Bussemaker
Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap
Rijnstraat 50
NL-2515 XP Den Haag
The Netherlands

June 18, 2014


Madam Minister,

I am writing to express my concern and that of the International Numismatic Council about the
closing of the Geldmuseum in Utrecht and the layoff of most of the professional staff.

We are aware that the collections have been transferred to the Central Bank of the Netherlands
in Amsterdam. The privatization of national collections without a popular consensus, however,
greatly endangers the cultural heritage of the country involved. The creation of the Geldmuseum
itself in 2004 was already the result of the merging of the three most important numismatic
collections of the Netherlands: the Rijksmuseum, the Royal Coin Cabinet, founded in 1816,
with a collection of 200,000 objects, the Dutch Mint Museum, with a collection of 60,000
objects and the numismatic collection of the Dutch Central Bank, with 140,000 objects. This
was no doubt due to economic problems. But numismatic collections play a crucial role in
education at all levels, from kindergarten to post doctorate studies. Children can learn the
history of their country and that of many others through coins and related monetary objects.
Coins are often the only documents of material culture for ancient cities and kingdoms. The
collection of the Rijksmuseum is one of the famous royal collections of the world, though its
size is modest. It should be available not only to scholars but to the general public.
Such national treasures cannot be considered secondary or dispensable.

In addition collections need to be taken care of and the Gelmuseum had an outstanding staff of
knowledgeable curators, specialists in their field, who now have lost their job. It seems
shortsighted to suppress small institutions in an economic crisis. The cultural consequences
can only be detrimental.

We feel compelled to urge you if at all possible to restore the Royal numismatic collection of
the Netherlands as a center of research and an educational museum with the necessary staff.

Respectfully yours,

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that could be summarized with the slogan: Dalle
fotocopie ai realien: studiare la moneta e la sua storia
(From photocopies to the real thing: studying money
and its history). Over the years this collaboration has
been in three ambits: creation of a Coin Cabinet (1),
Publishing activity (2), Research and improvement of the
numismatic holdings (3).
1. Coin Cabinet. In 2010, at the Department of Humanities,
thanks to a convention between public and private bodies
(Department of Humanities, Trieste Numismatic Club,
Bernardi Numismatica srl), a Coin Cabinet was created
endowed with a few thousand specimens, in part from
Roman times but mainly medieval and late-medieval.
A conspicuous number of auction catalogues and
monographs were acquired in the same way, which were
added to the numismatic-book holdings of the University
Library.
In February 2013, another convention with the
Archeological Authority of Friuli Venezia Giulia, greatly
facilitated by Luigi Fozzati and Paola Ventura, led to an
exceptional increment of the numismatic collection.
Around 3,500 ancient coins were received on deposit,
with complete liberty of study and utilization. Their
provenance, from a confscation of archaeological fnds
during customs controls in the border area between Italy
and Slovenia, is indicated as the Balkans without further
specifcations.
A rapid reconnaissance of this acquisition indicates:
A probable Hoard of oboli from Abdera;
Bronze Hoard [ca. Jerone II of Syracuse (3
rd
century
BC)] from Lodovico Brunetti Collection (1889-
1983: ca 2000 coins);
Two Hoards from the times of Alexander the Great (ca.
100 tetradrachmes and some imitations);
Two Hoards of second half 3
rd
century (A+B = ca.1300
Roman denarii and antoniniani);
Two Hoards of solidi: the frst mostly Honorius solidi
[Ravenna Mint (Milan and Aquileia style, 402-406
= RIC, X, 1286] and the second of solidi from the
Justin I period [Constantinople Mint];
Hoard of denarii, Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem (ca. 350
coins).
There are also around ten Byzantine and Islamic seals,
elements that reinforce the hypothesis of a Balkan
provenance of the confscated coins.
Istituto Italiano di Numismatica
LIstituto Italiano di Numismatica, che ha sede in Palazzo
Barberini, ha svolto in questo anno la sua normale attivit
di ricerca scientifca e di promozione culturale, sia pure
a costo di notevoli sforzi per superare la pesante crisi
fnanziaria creata dal
taglio dei fondi statali.
In particolare ha orga-
nizzato un incontro di
studio (giugno 2014)
sulla problematica delle
prime emissioni argentee
di Roma repubblicana,
prendendo spunto dalle
proposte formulate da F.
Coarelli nel volume edito
dallIstituto medesimo:
Argentum Signatum.
Ha inoltre in corso di
pubblicazione due nuovi
numeri della collana
dedicata ai rinvenimenti da
Pompei curati da R. Vitale:
si tratta delle monete
rinvenute nella Regio VII e
di quelle provenienti dalla
Regio VIII.
Si aggiunger un volume dedicato da N. Parise alle
Monete greche di Italia meridionale.
Infne, nel rispetto della cadenza consueta, ai primi del
settembre 2014 sar disponibile il vol. 59 degli Annali,
che raccoglie ricerche relative alla metrologia ponderale,
alla legislazione antica su pesi e monete, alla terminologia
monetale nelle fonti di et classica, oltre che alla
numismatica greca e romana e a rinvenimenti da scavi
recenti.
lIstituto, come nelle sue consuetudini, disponibile
a scambiare le sue pubblicazioni - quelle su indicate e
quelle precedenti con chiunque ne faccia richiesta.
Un elenco aggiornato delle disponibilit nel sito:
www.istitutoitalianonumismatica.it
Posta elettronica: istituto@istitutoitalianonumismatica.it
Department of Humanities. University
of Trieste
In describing the coming into being of Numismatics at
Trieste, it is worth mentioning the latest initiative: the
IV Giornata Triestina di Numismatica IV Trieste Day
of Numismatics) (12 December 2013), organized in
collaboration between the Department of Humanities of
the University, the Trieste Numismatic Club and Bernardi
Numismatica srl. The participants were Professors
of the Humanities (Lucio Cristante), numismatists
(Giovanni Gorini & Bruno Callegher), historians of
Medieval Economics (Giacomo Todeschini), editors
specialized in electronic publishing (Mauro Rossi of the
Edizioni dellUniversit di Trieste). It emerged that the
collaborative synergy between the University, Bernardi
Numismatica srl and the Archeological Authority of
Friuli Venezia Giulia has fostered signifcant initiatives
Palazzo Barberini. Scala del Borromini
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c. Sylloge of Islamic Coins in the Ashmolean Concordance
(and vice versa), by G. Bernardi, EUT Edizioni Universit
di Trieste 2013, ISBN978-88-8303-472-5.
The series of Studi (Studies) include the Proceedings
of the 2nd (Trieste, 29-31 August 2008) and 3rd (Rome,
23-24 September 2011) Assemani Symposium, followed
by a monograph on the relations between gold and
bronze money in Palestine in the Byzantine era, edited
by Gabriela Bijovski, numismatic curator of the Israel
Antiquities Authority. Two other studies are currently in
press: on the coinage of the Cirenaica, edited by Michele
Asolati of the University of Padova and the reprint of Giulio
Bernardi, La monetazione del Patriarcato di Aquileia,
Trieste 1975.
a. The 2nd Simone Assemani Symposium on Islamic
Coins, B. Callegher and A. DOttone eds., EUT Edizioni
Universit di Trieste 2010. ISBN 978-88-8303-284-4.
The volume gathers the Proceedings of the second
International Simone Assemani Symposium on Islamic
Numismatics (Trieste, 29-31 August 2008). The papers,
by Italian and international scholars, deal with various
domains of numismatic research covering a wide
chronological and geographical range. Seals, coins from
archaeological excavations, Arabic coins with Persian
legends or with Chinese characters, and contributions
on Islamic coin collections in Italy, are some of the
themes of the ffteen papers published. These papers
also examine, among other topics, the coins from Islamic
and Norman Sicily, the coinage of the Mamluk and post-
Ottoman conquest of Egypt and the great export of silver
from Europe to Islamic lands at the beginning of the 13
th

century.
b. Bijovsky, Gabriela I., Gold Coin and Small Change:
Monetary Circulation in Fifth-Seventh Century Byzantine
Palestine, EUT Edizioni Universit di Trieste 2012, 553
p., 24 cm; ill. ISBN 9788883034770. With an introduction by
Ccile Morrisson.
This very impressive book presents scholars with
a comprehensive analysis of the local coinage that
circulated in Palestine from the death of Arcadius until
the time of the Arab conquest in the 640s.
c. The 3rd Simone Assemani Symposium on Islamic
Coins, B. Callegher and A. DOttone eds., EUT Edizioni
Universit di Trieste 2012, 357 p. ISBN 978-88-8303-459-6.
The 3rd Assemani Symposium was dedicated to the
transitional period of Islamic coinage, aiming at placing
in context the Umayyad numismatic materials. The bulk
of the papers published in these Proceedings therefore
focus on this theme, but the contributions also take into
account Arab-Sasanian and Arab-Byzantine issues, as
well as early Umayyad coins from various regions of Dr al-
Islm (Transoxiana, Sogdiana, Libya, etc.). Other papers
throw light on diferent periods and objects of numismatic
interest (seals, glass stamps, history of collecting), as
this Symposium was intended to be the occasion for a
wide-ranging scientifc exchange on Arabic and Islamic
Numismatics.
The other monographs include:
a. Callegher, Bruno, Ritrovamenti monetali di et romana
nel Friuli Venezia Giulia. Province di Gorizia e Trieste:
The coins that are without provenance and without the
possibility of being traced to a hoard include 6
th
century
BC electrum coins, Athenian coins and coins from
other Greek mints, numerous denarii and Republican
and imperial Roman bronze coins issues from Roman
provincial mints especially in the Balkans, medieval
denari from mints active in the north-eastern area of the
peninsula. The monetary documentation of the Austrian
Empire is substantial.
In parallel, a small medals unit was created, which
assembles specimens from 19
th
century Trieste alongside
works by contemporary artists (Angelo Grilli and Luciano
Mercante being the most represented).
In fact, the whole history of ancient money and part of
that of the middle ages can be taught from the lessons of
the examination and direct analysis of the most famous
coins that played a leading role in the world economy or
illustrative of crises and reforms.
2. Publications. The study of money could not be
separated from publishing on paper and in Open Access.
This gave rise to a series of numismatic studies, two of
which form part of the classical antiquity series of the
Department of Humanities: Polymnia. Numismatica
antica e medievale. Studi & Documenti (Ancient and
medieval numismatics. Studies and Documents).
Each publication was submitted for approval by the
scientifc committee (members: Giovanni Gorini, Stefan
Heidemann, Ccile Morrisson, Andrea Saccocci, Arianna
DOttone, Robert Kool) and to double anonymous peer-
review by recognized specialists.
In the Documenti series the following have so far been
published:
a. Arabic Gold Coins Corpus 1 - Second revised Edition
2012.
Bernardi, Giulio, EUT Edizioni Universit di Trieste
2012, 425 p. ; 30 cm ; ill. ISBN 9788883033711. (See New
publications section).
b. Sylloge of Islamic Coins in the Israel Museum. The Paul
Balog Collection. Egypt vol. III The Mamlks 1248-1517.
Baidoun, Issa M. - with a contribution by W. C. Schultz,
Bernardi Numismatica & EUT Edizioni Universit di Trieste
2011, 205 p. ; 30 cm ; ill. ISBN 9788885873360.
The series, in seven volumes, will be published with
fnancial support from Bernardi Numismatica srl in
collaboration with the Edizioni dellUniversit di Trieste.
(See New publications section).
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Torino) will edit Bernardo Davanzati. Lezione delle monete
(1588). In 2015 it will be the turn of Gabriel Biel. Tractatus
de potestate et utilitate monetarum (1516).
All the publications are accessible on line, in full text/
PDF form via Open Access at: www.eut.units.it, or www.
OpenStarTs.
3. Research and improvement of the numismatic
holdings. After the research on the Ritrovamenti monetali
di et romana nelle province di Trieste e Gorizia (Coin
fnds from the Roman age in the provinces of Trieste and
Gorizia), the studies were directed to the reconstruction
of the entur Hoard (Maresego-Slovenia), in part
dispersed but in part retrievable thanks to the discovery
of unpublished documentation. The attention on the
Adriatic area extended to the reappearance of bronze
Byzantine money in the 10
th
-11
th
centuries, starting from
the study of the Canne Hoard. The Assemani Symposia
remain a focal point, in collaboration with our colleague
Arianna dOttone, Arabist at La Sapienza-University of
Rome. From 26-27 September 2014, in fact, the 4th
Simone Assemani Symposium will be held in Trieste,
entitled At the Beginning of Islamic Numismatics in
Europe.
Themes of research linked to this topic are:
1) The activity of 17
th
to 19
th
century scholars involved
in Islamic Numismatic studies and the reasons for
their involvement;
2) The exchanges of letters between scholars of the
17
th
to 19
th
centuries;
3) The signifcance and reliability of the frst
contributions;
4) The early publications of Islamic coin descriptions,
and their drawings: linguistic and graphic matters
and solutions;
5) 17
th
to 19
th
century collections & collectors;
6) Islamic Numismatics and its place within Oriental
studies;
7) Polemics and disputes (e.g. The Abate Giuseppe
Vella Case);
8) Ancient fnds.
The promotion of the collection, in particular of the
Greek and Medieval coinage, includes the publication
of the various hoards in the series Numismatica
Antica e medievale. Documenti (Ancient and Medieval
Numismatics. Documents). A databank is also being
organized and will be implemented by the end of 2014,
in Open Access. It will be sited in the home page of the
University. This project has been made possible by a
post-doc research grant funded by the Anna Bernetti
Sblattero in memory of Giovanni Sblattero, an eminent
fgure in the Trieste community. The research grant was
awarded to Dr. Lorenzo Passera, who trained at the
University of Udine under Prof. Andrea Saccocci: since
January 2014 he has been inventorying, classifying
and loading the data in the databank following the NU
schedule.
Perhaps all of this is not great deal, but it seems to us
worth reporting to the scientifc community and something
that should be continued.
Bruno Callegher
Trieste, EUT Edizioni Universit di Trieste 2010, 383 p.; 24
cm. ISBN 978888303286.
The volume aims to gather, verify and catalogue the
numismatic documentation of the provinces of Gorizia
and Trieste. It is part of a wider project of cataloguing all
the ancient coins found in Italy, which began in 1992 on
the basis of the experience of other European countries,
initiated by the University of Padova (Giovanni Gorini
curator). The provinces of Gorizia and Trieste, despite
forming a relatively marginal part of the X regio Venetia
et Histria, are territories of great interest for the ancient
coin history of the region, in that the information and data
gathered here link the Italian series with the Slovenian
and Croatian ones, creating yet another element for the
completion of the entire X regio.
b. Luciano Mercante scultore e medaglista. La donazione
della famiglia ai civici musei di Padova, B. Callegher, E.
Gastaldi, V. Vettorato eds., EUT Edizioni Universit di
Trieste 2013, 171 p. ; 24 cm, ill. ISBN 9788883035203.
During the past year, lastly, a project has been fnalised
that originated from a conversation with Filippo Carl,
today Professor of Roman History at Gutenberg
University-Mainz. Ancient and medieval monetary
theories were being discussed and how some of these
fundamental writings were not very well known or
almost never translated into Italian, accompanied by
notes that put them into context and guide the study.
The series Rei Nummariae Scriptores was set up to
respond to this need. Directed together with Filippo
Carl, it is now entrusted to the scientifc committee of
Marc Bompaire, Giovanni Ceccarelli, Giovanni Gorini,
Giacomo Todeschini and Andrea Saccocci. The plan is
to reintroduce a scientifc and detailed evaluation on the
history of money with an editorial process of use not only
to economists, historians and numismatists, but also to
the wider group of people interested in these subjects,
ofering works of recognizable scientifc value, but also
accessible to a wider public thanks to detailed historical-
economic introductions and explanatory notes. The series
will include texts on the nature and function of money,
written in western Europe prior to 1650 ca. These will be
published with the original text and an Italian translation,
accompanied by appropriate notes, which will not only
place the author and the work within the history and
economic debate of the period, but will also link economic
thinking with the authors writings, they will describe the
success and the way in which they infuenced the
subsequent economic policy thoughts and/or decisions.
The explanatory notes, lastly, will integrate and expand
the research to aid full comprehension also by the less
expert reader. If the majority of the works were written in
Latin and originate from the philosophical, economic and
political thinking in western Europe, it is also our intention
to put this production in relation with that of the Islamic
world and with that in the various vernaculars.
The frst volume, Paolo Evangelisti, Francesc Eiximenis.
Il Dodicesimo Libro del Cristiano; capp. 139-152 e 193-
197, EUT Edizioni Universit di Trieste 2013, pp. 244,
ISBN 978-88-8303-524-1.
For this series, during 2014, Federica Pezzoli (University
Carlos III, Madrid) will edit J. De Mariana. De monetae
mutatione (1609), while Stefano Franchini (University of
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Congresses and Meetings
Urban versus Rural Contexts: Differences of
Monetization from Ancient Greece to the Early
Middle Ages (Coin fnds, Taxes and Trade)
On Friday the 16
th
of May, the Fourth International
Numismatic Conference of the Coin Cabinet of the
Royal Library of Belgium was organised. This triennial
conference, highly regarded in the numismatic world, aims
to promote the study of coinage from a long-term historical
perspective. Subject of this years conferences was the
contrast between urban and rural contexts on the level
of monetization from ancient Greece to the early Middle
ages. The papers will subsequently be published in the
Revue belge de Numismatique of 2015 (volume 161).
The attendees and lecturers were received in the recently
renovated Royal Sky Room of the Royal Library of
Belgium. Subsequently they were welcomed by the
director of the heritage collections, Robert Nouwen,
Franois de Callata (Royal Library of Belgium, Universit
libre de Bruxelles, cole Pratique des Hautes tudes,
Paris) and Johan van Heesch, head of the Coin Cabinet.
The frst lecture of our conference was given by Catherine
Grandjean (University of Tours). She presented a study
about the monetization of ancient Greek cities. The
second speaker was Franois de Callata, who examined
the monetary sources in the New Attic Comedy. Christian
Lauwers, researcher at the Coin Cabinet, gave us an
insight in the Celtic coin production in the oppida and in
mobile workshops. Philippa Walton, Research Fellow at
the University of Oxford, discussed the monetization of
Roman Britain.
The afternoon session started with a conference of Fran
Stroobants, researcher at the Coin Cabinet, about the
coin use at Sagalassos (modern Turkey) and its territory.
The next speaker, Jean-Marc Doyen (Universit de Lille 3,
Universit Libre de Bruxelles) presented a paper on coin
circulation on rural settlements in Northern Gaul. The
following lecture by Jean-Pierre Devroey (Universit Libre
de Bruxelles), discussed the monetization during the Age
of Carolingians. The last speaker of our conference was
Alessia Rovelli from the University of Tuscia, Italy, who
gave a lecture on rural and urban contexts in Northern
Italy in the early Middle Ages.
The First International Numismatic Conference
The Viking Era in Eastern Europe and
Numismatic Objects of the 8
th
11
th
Centuries
From 18 to 20 April 2014 an International Numismatic
Conference dedicated to problems connected with
medieval monuments complexes discovered in
Eastern Europe took place in Saint-Petersburg and
Staraya Ladoga. The conferences name and main
area of research were determined by advanced trading
communications of the region in the Middle Ages: the
study of hoard and isolated fnds of dirhams, denarii and
Old Russian coins, sphragistics materials, metal plastic
art and objects of applied arts and crafts from pre-
Mongolian epoch. Chronologically the conference dealt
with the period of the establishment period of Rus as a
state, i. e. the Viking Era. The venue for the academic
debates the very old Russian town and frst residence
of the legendary prince Rurik Staraya Ladoga
contributed to this selection.
Altogether 32 people from 5 countries Russia, Ukraine,
Belarus, Belgium and Lithuania participated in the
conference and presented 33 papers. There were 7
Candidates of Science and Doctors of Science and as
many employees of public museums (State Hermitage,
Kurskiy, Smolensky, Staro-Ladozhskiy and Mogilevskiy),
2 numismatic experts certifed by the Ministry of Culture
and quite a number of numismatists among them who
summarily had produced more than 2000 papers on
history and related subjects.
The conference was made possible thanks to the
active participation of the Staroladozhskiy Historical-
Architectural and Archeological Reserve together with the
Leningrad Region State Government-fnanced Cultural
Institution Museum Agency, as well as sponsoring
aid from the Non-Commercial Partnership Organised
Archeology.
The abstarcts ot the reports with a list of the papers in 284
pages were published to be distributed at the conference.
Gubchevskaya L.A. Essay on Staraya Ladoga
Galanov V.I. The Numismatic Objects from the Viking
Era from the Collections of the Smolensk State Culture
Preserve
Tarasova M.A., Filinov V.A. Two Hoards of Dirhams
Presentaton of Fran Stroobants.
Plenary session on 18 April 2014 in St. Petersburg. (photo: O.V. Hitalskiy)
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Imitations of Byzantine Coins
Kononovich A.Yu. Old Russian Crosses of the
Scandinavian Type: Typology, Chronology, and
Presence in Culture
Eidel E.M. On the Question of Dating Womens Seals
from Old Russia using the Marking of the Decree of
Yefrosiniya Polotskaya
Kuleshov S.G. The Findings of Scandinavian Imitations
of Coins of the English King Ethelred II on the Territory
of the Ukraine
Trostyanskiy O.V., Van Laere R. A Few Rare or
Unpublished Salian Coins from Prince-Bishopric of
Lige in Russian Private Collections
Moiseenko N.S., Sotnikova M.P. The Study of Srebreniks
by Way of Example Work with one Private Collections
Tarlakovskiy L.S. The Hoard of Western European
Denarii from the Village Nikolaevshina
Trostyanskiy O.V. Denarii of the Lower Lorraine with
Depictions of Sword (11
th
Century)
Malozyomov Yu.P. Seals of the Drahichyn Type from
Beloozero
Tarlakovskiy L.S. On the Counterfeit Poltina of the
Novgorod Type
han N.A. On the Question of Improvement the
Methodological Basis of the Initial Circulation Studying
of Kufc Dirhams on Russian Plain
Sotnikova M.P. I.G. Spasskiy and the Corpus of Ancient
Russian Coins
Duksa Z.Yu. Reminiscences of Kufc Coins Studying
and My Connections with Other Investigators of these
Numismatic Objects
Gleyzer M.M. Russian Books on Numismatic Objects of
the 8
th
-11
th
Centuries, Published after 1917
Editor-in-chief Nikita Moiseenko shornaja-help@mail.ru
Executive secretary Leonid Tarlakovsky arheologia.org@gmail.com
II Jornadas de Numismtica
Las imagenes de las monedas antiguas
utilizadas en la Pennsula Ibrica
Valencia, 15 y 16 de octubre 2014
Esta segunda edicin de las Jornadas de Numismtica
pretende dar a conocer las principales imgenes de
las monedas antiguas desde sus orgenes en Grecia
hasta poca visigoda, incidiendo especialmente en las
que se acuaron en la Peninsula Ibrica. Junto a las
conferencias se realizarn prcticas de documentacin
y catalogacin de monedas en grupos reducidos, donde
se podrn examinar directamente las monedas, a la vez
que se mostrarn los mtodos y recursos empleados por
los investigadores. El propsito esencial es proporcionar
una visin global de la disciplina numismtica, dedicando
una mayor atencin a la iconografa monetal, y capacitar
a los asistentes para el anlisis, identifcacin, estudio y
catalogacin de las producciones ms relevantes de la
Antigedad enmarcadas en su contexto histrico.
15 de octubre - Tarde
16:00 Presentacin Helena Bonet Rosado
16:15 Introduccin a la numismtica antigua de la
Pennsula Ibrica Manuel Gozalbes.
16:45 Las infuencias de la moneda griega Pere Pau
Ripolls.
17:15. De Iberia a Hispania: Las amonedaciones de
tradicin fenicio-pnica - Bartolom Mora.
18:00 Descanso. 18:30 Carthago: la imagen del poder
from the mid 10
th
Century from the Dneiper Region of
Mogilev
Begovatov E.A., Chernyaev A.A. New Findings of Kufc
Coins on the Territory of Tatarstan. Burakovskiy Hoard
Pokrass Yu.L., Khromov K.K. A Hoard of Silver Coins
from the Second Half of the 10
th
Century from Chernigov
Bezuglov S.I. The Circulation and Administration of
Money in the Tmutarakan Principality (End of 10
th
End
of 11
th
Centuries). New Aspects
Sinchuk I.I. Letter to K.V. Bolsunovsky about the Hoard
of Kufc Coins of the 10
th
Century
Sergeev V.Yu. On the Question of Notches in the Coin
Hoard of 1967 from the Village Kislie
Starodubtsev G.Yu. The Archeological Complex of
Zhideevka: Numismatic Findings from the End of the
10
th
to the Beginning of the 11
th
Centuries
Eidel E.M. Decrees of Princes Yaropolk-Pyotr and
Vladimir-Vasily: Attributions and Dating
Moiseenko N.S. Replenishment of the Hoards Number
of Old Russian Coins in the 10
th
11
th
Centuries
Shostopal A.V. Coin Findings from the 10
th
11
th

Centuries in the Cherkasy Region
Donskikh V.A. The Identifcation and Determination of
Authenticity of Old Russian Silver Coins Using X-Ray
Analysers
Reva R.Yu., Trostyanskiy O.V. The Hoard of Money and
Other Items from the Beginning of the 11
th
Century from
the Vicinity of Murom. (Preliminary report)
Nagorniy A.V. Who is Depicted on the Coins of
Svyatopolk with the Inscription Petor?
Zhukov I.A. The Early Seal of the Prince of Chernigov
Mstislav Vladimirovich The Russian Khagan (1023
1036)
Kononovich A.Yu. Pendants of Holy Pictures with
depictions of St. George and Cast Copies of Coins
such as Yaroslavl Srebro
Garbuzov V.D. Bracteates of the Tmutarakan Prince
Roman Svyatoslavich (10681079)
Yanush Ya.B. To the Question about Motion of English
Pence on the Territory of Ancient Russia in the 11
th

Century from Denmark
Dutkinskiy N.I. New Materials for the Study of Taman
Afernoon session on 19 April 2014 in the building of the Museum of archeology.
Staroladozhskiy Historical-Architectural and Archeological Reserve. The house
of merchant Kalyazin. Lef - Chairman of the meetng, Gennady Yurievich
Starodubtsev (Director of the Kursk state oblast [region] Museum of archeology,
the candidate of historical Sciences). Right - Nikita Sergeevich Moiseenko (St.
Petersburg, candidate of historical Sciences, member of the organizing Commitee).
(photo: O.V. Hitalskiy)
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XVIII Curso de historia monetaria hispnica
Un patrimonio numismtico eclesistico: las
pellofes
Barcelona. 26 y 27 de noviembre de 2014
El curso gira alrededor de distintos aspectos de estas
fchas, jetones o tantos de coro, inicialmente creados
para un uso interno en las comunidades canonicales de
catedrales, colegiatas y otras instituciones religiosas de
Catalua que, a menudo, tambin circularon en el mbito
local, donde rara era la poblacin de una cierta entidad
que no tuviese sus pallofes eclesisticas. El curso cuenta
con una publicacin de las distintas intervenciones en lo
que pretende ser una obra de sntesis y puesta al da de
unas piezas poco divulgadas.
Mircoles 26 de noviembre, de 16 a 20 h
Sala Merc de la Catedral de Barcelona
Les pellofes, notes per a un estat de la qesti.
Dr. Albert Estrada-Rius, conservador del Gabinet
Numismtic de Catalunya del Museu Nacional dArt de
Catalunya
De pellofes i encunys de pellofes: una aproximaci a
la seva tipologia i fabricaci. Dr. Xavier Jorba i Serra,
investigador en numismtica
Jueves 27 de noviembre, de 9,30 a 14 h
Auditorio del Museu Nacional dArt de Catalunya
Pellofes i moneda local, una interacci monetria. Dr.
Xavier Sanahuja i Anguera, Membre de la Societat
Catalana dEstudis Numismtics
Les pellofes a les troballes arqueolgiques catalanes.
Dra. Maria Clua i Mercadal , Adjunta a conservaci del
Gabinet Numismtic de Catalunya del Museu Nacional
dArt de Catalunya
Les pellofes a la documentaci local. Lexemple de
Cervera. Dr. Josep M. Llobet i Portella, Universidad
Nacional de Educacin a Distancia
Jueves 27 de noviembre, de 16 a 20 h
Els ploms eclesistics de Mallorca: un estat de la
qesti. Sr. Jaume Boada i Salom, investigador en
numismtica
Ruth Pliego.
19:00 Monedas en el sur de Iberia o el triunfo de la
naturaleza animal y vegetal - Francisca Chaves.
16 de octubre Maana y tarde
10:00-14:00 Prcticas de documentacin y catalogacin
de monedas griegas, ibricas y romanas. - Docentes:
Carmen Delegido, Rafael Martnez Alzamora, Pere Pau
Ripolls, Manuel Gozalbes y Toms Hurtado.
16:00 La iconografa monetaria del Extremo
Occidente: cultos y mitos compartidos - Bartolom
Mora.
16:30 De la imagen al retrato en la moneda romana:
tiempos de crisis - Francisca Chaves.
17:00 Los diseos de la Citerior Manuel Gozalbes
17:30. Las monedas provinciales romanas - Pere Pau
Ripolls.
18:00 Descanso.
18:30 El tesoro de denarios romanos imperiales de
Llria - Carmen Delegido.
19:00. La iconografa monetal visigoda: innovacin a
partir de modelos clsicos - Ruth Pliego.
Inscripcin. Las conferencias son de asistencia libre, pero
las prcticas tienen aforo limitado. Aquellos interesados
en recibir un diploma acreditativo de su asistencia deben
inscribirse enviando un correo electrnico con nombre,
apellidos y DNI, antes del da 8 de octubre a la direccin
de correo dep.prehistoria.i.arqueologia@uv.es.
Lugar de celebracin: Facultat de Geografa i Histria.
Saln de Actos Sanchis Guarner. Avda. Blasco Ibez
28, 46010 Valencia Organizan: Departament de
Prehistria i Arqueologia Universitat de Valncia Museu
de Prehistria de Valncia Diputacin de Valencia
Conjunto de pellofes procedentes de la iglesia de la Bisbal, s. XVIII.
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Faraguna | University of Trieste. Silver from Laureion:
mining and minting
12:3014:00. Lunch break
14:0014:45. Wolfgang Fischer-Bossert | American
Numismatic Society, New York. Ruling an empire by
controlling a coin standard?
14:4515:30. Alain Bresson | University of Chicago.
Money, trade and prices in the Hellenistic economy
15:3016:00. Tea break
Section 2: The Roman Economy
16:0016:45. Simon Keay | University of Southampton.
The role of Portus in commercial fows between Rome
and Mediterranean ports
16:4517:30. Annalisa Marzano | University of
Reading.Large-scale fshing and the Roman
production and trade in salted fsh: some
organizational aspects
19:30. Speakers dinner (by invitation only)
Thu 30 October. Clubroom
Section 2: The Roman Economy (continued)
9:3010:15. Claude Domergue | University of Toulouse
II Le Mirail. How the Western Mediterranean was
supplied with metals towards the end of the Republic
and under the early Empire: fuxes, routes and
organization
10:1511:00. Kevin Butcher | University of Warwick
Bernhard Woytek | Austrian Academy of Sciences,
Vienna. Coin production and coin distribution in the
Roman empire in the frst and early second centuries
AD: a general framework and some case studies
11:0011:30. Cofee break
11:3012:15. Suzanne Frey-Kupper | University of
Warwick. Clive Stannard |
University of Leicester
Evidence for the importation
and monetary use of blocks of
foreign and obsolete coin in the
ancient world
12:1513:00. Thomas Corsten |
Austrian Academy of Sciences
and University of Vienna.
Negotiatores und lokale Mrkte
in Kleinasien
13:0014:30. Lunch break
14:3015:15. Thomas Kruse |
Austrian Academy of Sciences,
Vienna. The transport of goods
through the Eastern Desert of
Egypt
15:1516:00. Ben Russell
| University of Edinburgh.
Quarry inscriptions, accounting
systems, and the Roman stone
trade
16:0016:30. Tea break
Taula rododa i debat fnal. Les pellofes: un repte
per a divulgar un patrimoni numismtic eclesistic
poc conegut a cargo del Dr. Josep M. Mart i Bonet,
canonge de la Seu de Barcelona i director del Museu
Dioces
Coordinacin cientfca: Dr. Albert Estrada-Rius
albert.estrada@museunacional.cat
Gabinet Numismtic de Catalunya
Museu Nacional dArt de Catalunya
Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuc
08038 Barcelona
Institute for the Study of Ancient Culture
Division Documenta Antiqua
International Congress
Infrastructure and Distribution in Ancient
Economies. The Flow of Money, Goods and
Services
Vienna. 2831 October, 2014
PROGRAMME
Tue 28 October. Theatersaal
18:00. Welcome. Michael Alram | Vice President of the
Austrian Academy of Sciences. Andreas Plz | Director
of the Institute for the Study of Ancient culture
Bernhard Woytek | Head of the Division Documenta
Antiqua
Evening lecture. Roger S. Bagnall | Institute for
the Study of the Ancient World, (ISAW) New York
University. Using papyrus documents for the study of
an ancient economy: methods and materials from an
Egyptian oasis
Bufet in the courtyard of the Herbert Hunger Haus
Wed 29 October. Clubroom
9:309:45. Introduction.
Bernhard Woytek | Austrian
Academy of Sciences, Vienna
Section 1: Greek Economies
9:4510:30. Kaja Harter-
Uibopuu | Austrian Academy
of Sciences, Vienna. Decrees
and treaties the legal
framework for the successful
fow of goods and money
10:3011:15. Vincent
Gabrielsen | University of
Copenhagen. Mankinds
most secure and durable
institution: state,
credit, trade and capital
accumulation in the classical-
early Hellenistic Aegean
11:1511:45. Cofee break
11:4512:30. Gerhard Thr
| Austrian Academy of
Sciences, Vienna. Michele
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posible de especialistas e investigadores. El encuentro se
estructurar en torno a los siguientes temas:
Las colecciones numismticas en las instituciones
espaolas Ponente: Martn Almagro-Gorbea,
Anticuario de la Real Academia de la Historia
Historiografa de las colecciones, museos e
instituciones: origen, formacin, descripcin,
perspectivas de futuro, problemtica profesional,
relaciones interdisciplinares.
La vida de la moneda en el museo Ponente: Miguel
Beltrn Lloris, Director del Museo de Zaragoza
El proceso de la pieza numismtica como bien
cultural, desde su hallazgo o adquisicin hasta su
exhibicin: ingreso, control, documentacin, archivo
administrativo, investigacin, catalogacin, criterios
de conservacin y restauracin, organizacin e
infraestructuras de las salas de reserva.
La visibilidad del patrimonio numismtico Ponente:
Marta Campo Daz, Presidenta de la SIAEN
Museografa para monedas y objetos numismticos:
criterios y prioridades de exposicin, nuevos
mtodos y sistemas, descripcin de planes
museogrfcos, renovacin de antiguas reas
expositivas, exposiciones temporales.
Vas de difusin y comunicacin: sitios web, aplicacin
de nuevas tecnologas, actividades divulgativas,
cursos y talleres, catlogos y publicaciones
cientfcas, concienciacin sobre el patrimonio
numismtico como parte del Patrimonio Cultural.
Comunicaciones de tema libre Nos permitimos llamar
especialmente la atencin hacia los hallazgos
monetarios, como uno de los pilares y razones de ser
de los congresos nacionales.
INSCRIPCIN
Si est usted interesado en participar en el congreso, le
rogamos enve el formulario de preinscripcin adjunto
antes del 5 de mayo a xvcnn.man@mecd.es o, por correo
postal, a: Museo Arqueolgico Nacional Departamento
de Numismtica Serrano, 13 28001 Madrid
En caso de desear presentar comunicacin o pster,
deber adjuntar el ttulo y un resumen de un mximo de
1500 caracteres con espacios (250 palabras).
En una prxima circular se informar de los criterios
de presentacin de las comunicaciones y psteres
aceptados, as como de las normas para la tramitacin
del pago y la inscripcin defnitiva.
La inscripcin dar derecho a un ejemplar de las Actas en
formato electrnico.
Cuota de inscripcin. General: 100 Desempleados y
estudiantes universitarios (con acreditacin): 50
Section 3: Ancient Iranian Economies
16:3017:15. Michael Alram | Austrian Academy
of Sciences, Vienna. Money and coinage in the
Achaemenid empire: production and distribution
17:1518:00. Robert Rollinger | University of Innsbruck
University of Helsinki. Zwischen Deportation und
Anwerbung: die Rekrutierung von Spezialisten von
der neuassyrischen Zeit bis zur Zeit Alexanders des
Groen
Fri 31 October. Clubroom
Section 3: Ancient Iranian Economies (continued)
9:3010:15. Udo Hartmann | University of Jena
Wege durch Parthien Straen, Handelsrouten und
Kommunikation im Arsakidenreich
10:1511:00. Fabrizio Sinisi | Austrian Academy of
Sciences, Vienna. Imperial and local: the organisation
of coin production in the Parthian empire
11:0011:30. Cofee break
11:3012:15. Nikolaus Schindel | Austrian Academy of
Sciences, Vienna. Sasanian mints where and why?
12:1513:00. Final Discussion
Organisation: Bernhard Woytek, Head of the Division Documenta
Antiqua, institute for the Study of Ancient culture,
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Website: www.oeaw.ac.at/docant2014
Venue: Austrian Academy of Sciences clubroom: Dr. Ignaz Sei-
pel-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna theatersaal: Herbert Hunger Haus,
Sonnenfelsgasse 19, 1010 Vienna
Contact: bernhard.woytek@oeaw.ac.at
XV Congreso Nacional de Numismtica
Patrimonio Numismtico y Museos
28 al 30 de Octubre de 2014
Del 28 al 30 de octubre de 2014 se celebrar en Madrid
el XV CONGRESO NACIONAL DE NUMISMTICA,
organizado por el Museo Arqueolgico Nacional y la
Sociedad Iberoamericana de Estudios Numismticos
(SIAEN).
En esta ocasin, el tema central del Congreso girar
en torno a PATRIMONIO NUMISMTICO Y MUSEOS,
coincidiendo con la inauguracin del MAN tras las obras
de remodelacin integral del edifcio y de su exposicin
permanente.
El objetivo es obtener una imagen lo ms completa
posible de los fondos numismticos conservados en los
museos e instituciones espaoles como parte sustancial
de nuestro Patrimonio Histrico. Como es habitual, el
Congreso contar tambin con una sesin de temtica
libre, a fn de facilitar la participacin del mayor nmero
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The Greek world: building a Typology
Thus far, the world of Greek numismatics has seen much
slower progress in the move to towards the creation of
digital tools. In part, no doubt, this is due to the disparate
nature of Greek numismatics, a feld which covers regions
Spain to the Hindu Kush, from the Balkans to North Africa,
and the period from c. 650 to 31 BC. And the problem is
not new, nor confned to the digital sphere. A need has long
been felt, for example, for a Typology that can provide us
with a reference work for this vast mass of coinage, but the
various attempts to create one in print in Germany, France
and Britain have all foundered under the weight of the task.
The second day of the meeting was devoted, therefore, to
the questions of how far the discipline of Greek numismatics
is currently digitised, what tools and resources must be
created for a Typology to be possible online, and what
lessons could be learnt from the recent successes in the
feld of Roman numismatics.
There is, of course, no need to explain the need for a
Typology of Greek coinage. The utility of such a project is
amply brought home by parallel works in the felds of Roman
numismatics. Roman Republican Coinage (RRC), Roman
Imperial Coinage (RIC), and Roman Provincial Coinage
(RPC) are fundamental tools that an entire discipline relies
upon on a daily basis. The classifcation of coinage by type
allows us to refer unambiguously to a particular issue of
a particular mint. Such references are vital to us whether
we are cataloguing collections, publishing hoards or
identifying site fnds. The Typology is a fundamental part
of the apparatus of the study of the ancient world, not just
for numismatists, but for archaeologists and historians too.
The type corpora are also, in all probability, the frst works
of numismatic scholarship to which the non-specialist will
turn, either to situate an individual specimen within its
broader numismatic context, or to obtain a full overview of
the coinage of a particular place or period.
We badly need the Typology, and the clear lesson from
the recent successes in the Roman feld is that, with the
onward march of technology, it is now possible to consider
undertaking this project digitally, with all the advantages
that this approach brings. For some of us, born in the age
of books and paper, and still frmly committed to print
publication, this may sound a daunting proposition, or at
least a puzzling one. It is important, therefore, to lay out
the methods and advantages of a digital project built on
the principles of Linked Data, and this was a major focus
of the second day of the meeting.
Research programs - Work in progress
The New Landscape of Ancient Numismatics
Towards an Online Typology of Greek Coinage
At the Bibliothque nationale de France on 25th-26th
April 2014, a pair of meetings took place to survey the
current state of development of digital applications for
ancient numismatics. Representatives were present from
10 countries, 12 coin collections, 14 major numismatic
projects, as well as members of the International
Numismatic Council.
The Roman World and Linked Data
The morning of the frst day was devoted to resources
currently being developed within the Roman feld. Projects
represented ranged from type corpora (Roman Imperial
Coinage, Online Roman Republican Coinage, Online
Coinage of the Roman Empire, Roman Provincial Coinage)
and hoard corpora (Coin Hoards of the Roman Empire
Project, Coin Hoards of the Roman Republic) to fnds
projects (Portable Antiquities Scheme, European Coin
Finds Network).
The thread that runs through the majority of these projects
is their adoption of Linked Data principles that allow for
the close interlinking of diferent resources through the use
of common vocabularies. Linked Data is a term coined
by Tim Berners-Lee and now widely used to describe a
specifc method of using the World Wide Web to connect
related data. More specifcally, Wikipedia defnes Linked
Data as a method of publishing structured data so that
it can be interlinked and become more useful. It builds
upon standard Web technologies such as HTTP, RDF and
URIs, but rather than using them to serve web pages for
human readers, it extends them to share information in a
way that can be read automatically by computers. This
enables data from diferent sources to be connected and
queried. The Resource Description Framework (RDF)
allows us to construct meaningful statements about
things on the web that can be read by both machines and
humans. However, to construct such statements about
numismatic material, we need a language suitable for
conveying numismatic concepts.
The afternoon of the frst day was thus devoted to the need
for such a language, and the role of a project established
to perform precisely that function: nomisma.org. In fact,
a number of the projects demonstrated in the morning
were already employing elements of the nomisma.org
vocabulary, and it was generally agreed that this project
currently represents the most advanced attempt to create a
numismatic vocabulary for use in Linked Data approaches
to numismatics. As a result of the meeting, therefore, the
INC has voted to grant patronage to the nomisma.org
project, in that hope that it may provide a widely accepted
resource for numismatic projects online.
The whole frst day painted a broad panorama of the
extraordinary work that is now being undertaken in the
feld of Roman numismatics. Moreover, it demonstrated
how diferent projects can maintain their autonomy and
working practices, while at the same time producing data
that can be linked to produce exciting new tools.
Frdrique Duyrat and Andrew Meadows
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possibility. Online publication brings with it the possibility
of simultaneous publication in multiple languages. Online
Coinage of the Roman Empire, a web version of the RIC
project, has now been released with a search interface
available in eleven languages, in contrast to the original
volumes, which are only available in English.
A digital environment allows much greater fexibility in
matters of co-ordination and communication, as well
as in publication. Scholars working in similar areas may
share their work conveniently through digital platforms.
Standardisation of approach may take place as authors
work together, rather than through a time-consuming
editorial process at the end. And one author need not wait
for anothers work to be ready before seeing publication of
his or her own. Moreover, the creation of supplementary
entries, or new editions of a digital Typology may proceed
more swiftly and efciently. There is no need to re-edit an
entire volume if one mint needs to be updated. If a reference
or numbering system needs to be changed, then it can
be done online, with built in cross-referencing to earlier
editions. New knowledge can be made available quickly
and efciently, rather than with the time lag inherent in the
complete rewriting and reprinting of a reference work.
As we enter the 21st century increasing amounts of the
data that could only be accessed in print or by visits and
autopsy are now available on the Web. Major collections,
such as those of the British Museum in London, the Bode
Museum in Berlin, the Bibliothque nationale in Paris and
the American Numismatic Society in New York, are going
online, commerce has moved there, and projects now exist
to make hoard and excavation material available online.
To collect this digital material and reduce it to print format
makes little sense, and adds yet another layer of work.
The day began by taking stock of the current state of
digitisation of the major collections represented at the
meeting: Presentations were made or sent in by the
cabinets in Athens, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Harvard,
London, Oxford, Cambridge, Glasgow, New York, Paris
and Vienna. It emerged that only four of these collections
have the whole of their collection digitally catalogued, and
only two of those have digital images to go with all of their
catalogue records.
The second part of the meeting took a look at what other
resources were currently available online in the feld of
Greek numismatics, and what more must be built in order
to make a Typology possible. Presentations were made of
two projects currently under way to develop online corpora
for specifc regions. Ulrike Peter presented the Berlin-
Brandenburg Academys project to create a Typology
for Thrace (Corpus Nummorum Thracorum) on the basis
of the material collected by the Griechisches Mnzwerk
project. Evi Markou spoke about the project she is about
to begin to produce the Typology of the silver coinage
of Cyprus (The Silver Coinage of the Kings of Cyprus).
Andrew Meadows gave a brief demonstration of the project
to create an online version of the Inventory of Greek Coin
Hoards. Frdrique Duyrat and A.J. Gatlin addressed the
need and the possibility of providing a resource to collect
all coins described for sale at auction, whether in print or
online. Olivier Picard gave a presentation on the potential
and value of incorporating material from excavation.
The third part of the day focused on the nature of a digital
Typology, drawing on the lessons learnt from the Roman
projects and the advantages of pursuing the project as a
digital enterprise. An attempt was made to map out the
constituent parts that might feed into the Online Greek
Coinage Typology
Working online on a project as vast as Online Greek
Coinage brings numerous advantages. First and foremost
it frees the project from the expense of printing and the
tyranny of the binding. Publication on the web sidesteps
the costs of typesetting and printing. It also allows for the
publication of work as and when it is ready, without the
need to wait for the completion of other pieces of work
that happen to require inclusion in the same book. The
implications of these two advantages are many.
The publication of such reference works on the Web opens
up their use to all. If control of the web resource can be
placed in the hands of public or non-proft educational
institutions, rather than of commercial publishers, and
under an appropriate Creative Commons License, then
free access can be guaranteed to any user anywhere in
the world. And an international audience becomes a real
Salle des commissions - Bibliothque natonale de France
Rick Witchonke
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need not replace such formats as articles and books, but
rather provide an enhanced means for incorporating their
typology into a systematic account of Greek coinage.
And fnally, on what resources can Online Greek Coinage
draw for the specimens it will include? It is clearly necessary
to set boundaries, so that accounts of types may achieve
completion. This, for example, is the principle followed by
Roman Provincial Coinage in its use of Core Collections.
But for the Greek world such collections cannot be relied
upon alone. It was proposed that a set of Core Collections
must certainly be agreed upon, and that these should be
consulted concerning their participation; but it was also
agreed that more would be necessary. The hoard record
must be completely absorbed; excavation coins will be
crucial for the proper inclusion of bronze coinage; and the
huge number of coins that have appeared in commerce
cannot be ignored.
Linked data projects are necessary, therefore, to establish
the online presence of all of these categories of resource.
Online Greek Coinage, when it comes into existence will
not be a single project, but rather a network of projects
including collection catalogues, hoard databases,
excavation publications and material in commerce. At the
same time as we build the Typology, we must encourage
the creation of these resources.
What next?
The principal purpose of Online Greek Coinage, it should
be stressed, is to provide a human and machine-readable
summary of the coinage of the Greek world. It will aid
in the Linking of online resources, the cataloguing of
collections and new specimens, and the presentation of
numismatic material in new ways and in multiple languages.
It will provide multiple forms of output, including simple
data downloads, as well as formatted printed text. And it
will allow us to communicate the results of our research
beyond the traditional confnes of our discipline. But most
of all, it will constitute a resource on which we may all -
curators, collectors, scholars and dealers - may draw upon
for information about ancient coinage.
The next step, it was widely agreed, must be to supply
potential collaborators in these major projects with
information on how to publish their data as Linked Data. A
website (www.greekcoinage.org) is in the process of being
built to serve as an information portal, both for technical
aspects of the various Online Greek projects, but also for
authors and editors. In time we hope to turn this into a
major resource in its own right for numismatic research.
At its meeting in May 2013, the International Numismatic
Council recognized the importance of this new initiative
in Greek numismatics by awarding its patronage both to
the Online Greek Coinage initiative, and to the project to
develop an online Inventory of Greek Coin Hoards. It has
also voted to award the projects a grant in aid of 3000 ,
to begin work on the projects. The next milestone will be
the International Numismatic Congress in Taormina in
September 2015, where we hope to unveil major parts of
the technical infrastructure and send out an international
call for collaboration.
Andrew Meadows
Frdrique Duyrat
Moreover developments in the Semantic Web now make
it possible through intelligent linking of data to construct
Typologies of material purely on the Web, linking to data
from institutions and other owners without the need to
incur cost in doing so or to repackage it.
But the production of a Typology using Linked Data
technology brings with it a whole new set of advantages
that could not be imagined in the world of print publication.
Online Greek Coinage is central to the study of Greek
coinage in that provides an unambiguous way to refer to a
particular type of coin or series of coinage. In this respect
it potentially provides the glue that may link together the
various parts of the scholarly apparatus required by the
discipline of Greek numismatics. As these other resources
also begin to develop a presence on the Web, then the
Online Greek Coinage Typology may serve to link them
together. These links make these other resources richer,
but they may in turn enrich the Typology itself. Within the
discipline we may bring fnds, hoards and collections
together, with enhanced presentation. But we may also
break coinage out of its silo and link it to resources beyond
numismatics.
And fnally, but perhaps most importantly, Online Greek
Coinage, as a digital Typology can do more than just link
data, it can also supply it. As a repository of authoritative
cataloging of all known coin types it can serve as a reference
tool for all who need to catalogue specimens in their
collections or excavations. Just as no Librarian need ever
catalogue a book from scratch, thanks to the existence of
electronic library catalogues, and downloadable catalogue
records, so once Online Greek Coinage exists no one need
ever catalogue a coin from scratch again.
But with the utility and possibility of an Online Typology
established, discussion turned to the practicalities of
building Online Greek Coinage. The basis for the creation
of typologies for coinages will inevitably be twofold. Where
existing reliable reference works exist and their authors
are willing to collaborate, these existing reference systems
can be adapted to the need of the Typology project. Where
no such reference work exists, new research must be
commissioned. Online Greek Coinage may equally beneft
from the traditional workfow of scholarly study in the feld
of numismatics. Authors preparing the scientifc publication
of a mint, for instance, may add their catalogues of types,
while still working towards the publication of a traditional
article or monograph. The Online Greek Coinage Typology
Ulrike Peter
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Lantica raccolta numismatica della Biblioteca
Classense: un progetto di catalogazione
La Biblioteca Classense di Ravenna possiede, oltre
a moltissimi manoscritti e libri di grande pregio, anche
una ricca collezione di monete, formatasi soprattutto nel
corso del XVIII secolo per volere dei monaci Camaldolesi,
i quali crearono, allinterno del monastero ravennate,
un importante Museo di antichit. Il Museo di Classe
costituisce di fatto il nucleo pi antico delle raccolte del
Museo Nazionale di Ravenna, dove confu, nel 1895,
anche la collezione numismatica Classense. Tuttavia un
numero consistente di monete, circa 2900, fu lasciato
in deposito presso la Biblioteca, che possiede altres
un ricco patrimonio librario di carattere numismatico,
in particolare spicca la presenza del fondo appartenuto
a Tommaso Bertel, noto diplomatico e attivo studioso
della monetazione bizantina.
La collezione numismatica include principalmente
monete romane ed emissioni delle zecche medievali
italiane, mentre le numerose monete moderne, italiane e
di altri Paesi europei, non sono successive allepoca della
rivoluzione francese, poich il monastero di Classe fu
soppresso nel 1798. La ricerca darchivio, costantemente
afancata al lavoro sul materiale numismatico, ha
consentito sinora di evidenziare che nellOttocento molte
altre monete e medaglie furono aggiunte alla collezione
originaria: si tratta sia di nuovi acquisti sia di donazioni
private ( esemplare il caso della donazione di medaglie
pontifcie da parte di Pio IX, nel 1857), ma vi sono anche
monete provenienti, ad esempio, dagli scavi ferroviari
di Ravenna. Lattuale conformazione della raccolta
Classense non contiene, pertanto, solo le monete che
erano state ritenute doppie rispetto a quelle consegnate
Il medagliere del XVIII sec. della Biblioteca Classense.
Laboratorio fotografco della Biblioteca Classense (Ravenna).
Ostrogot: emissioni anonime per Ravenna, decanummo (c.
493-526 d.C.). Collezione della Biblioteca Classense.
Laboratorio fotografco della Biblioteca Classense (Ravenna).
al Museo Nazionale, ma anche materiale numismatico
eterogeneo (infatti si annoverano anche tessere e gettoni
di conto) e di diversa provenienza.
Il presente progetto si propone quindi di studiare,
catalogare e valorizzare questo notevole patrimonio
numismatico della citt di Ravenna, ed nato nel
2012 da un rapporto di collaborazione scientifca fra
lIstituzione Biblioteca Classense e il Dipartimento di
Beni Culturali dellUniversit di Bologna, con sede a
Ravenna. Segnaliamo che il progetto cofnanziato dalla
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Ravenna, che ha
sempre generosamente sostenuto questa iniziativa.
Le monete, in primis, saranno catalogate in banca dati
secondo la descrizione della scheda ministeriale per la
numismatica (NU). Grazie allautorizzazione concessa
dallIstituto dei Beni Artistici, Culturali e Naturali della
Regione Emilia-Romagna (IBC), il catalogo, ora in fase di
aggiornamento, verr messo a disposizione sulla Banca
dati on line dell IBC, Patrimonio culturale dellEmilia-
Romagna, disponibile al sito. In una seconda fase del
lavoro, prevista la realizzazione di una mostra e di un
catalogo a stampa della collezione.
Per ogni ulteriore informazione sul progetto, possibile
contattare direttamente il catalogatore, il Dr. Andrea
Gariboldi (andrea.gariboldi2@unibo.it), oppure la Dr.ssa
Daniela Poggiali della Biblioteca Classense (dpoggiali@
classense.ra.it).
Andrea Gariboldi
Exhibitions
The other side of the medal:
how Germany saw the First World War
British Museum. 9 May-23 November 2014
This display examines a selection of medals made by
artists who lived and worked in Germany between 1914
and 1919. There will be a programme of gallery talks
about this display as well as a lunchtime lecture.
Challenging and at times deliberately provocative, many
of the medals were intended to infuence popular opinion
against Germanys enemies. Others provide a more
universal criticism about the futility of war and waste of
human life.
Initial enthusiasm for the First World War quickly
descended into horror at its scale and brutality. Refecting
upon this, numerous artists revived the medieval Dance
of Death motif to present an almost apocalyptic view of
the confict. On these medals, Death stalks the battlefeld,
sea and sky, hacking down soldiers, sinking ships or
manipulating giant Zeppelin airships. The fgure becomes
an active malevolent presence and indiscriminate force
of destruction.
Medal artists also embraced Expressionism to explore
the psychological efects of war, distorting reality to
convey mood and emotion. Vulnerable stick-like fgures
become dominated by giant war machines in scenes that
strip humanity of its individualism. German medallists
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were also keen to consider the collateral efects of war,
depicting refugees displaced by invasion or people
starving as a result of food shortages. This showed the
totality of the First World War in a way that eluded most
contemporary medals made in Allied countries.
Due to their use of pro-German propaganda, wartime
Britain regarded these medals with outrage. Despite this,
the British Museum was highly proactive in acquiring
them, realising their signifcance as historical documents.
A century on, this display of medals from the collection
ofers a fresh perspective to our understanding of life and
death during the First World War.
Cyprus Banknotes. Environment-History-Folk
Art. Their iconography through the Bank of
Cyprus Cultural Foundation Collections
May 2014 - June 2015
On Friday, 16 May 2014, the Bank of Cyprus Cultural
Foundation opened the periodical exhibition Cyprus
Banknotes. Environment-History-Folk Art. Their
iconography through the Bank of Cyprus Cultural
Foundation Collections. The exhibition is organised by
the Museum of the History of Cypriot Coinage and the
Bank of Cyprus Historical Archive.
The exhibition presents a selection of landmarks from
1914, which marked the frst issue of a Cypriot banknote
by the British, to 1955. It goes on to explore more
extensively the iconography of the series of banknotes
of the Republic of Cyprus issued from 1961 to 1997,
pivoting around the environment, History and Folk Art of
Cyprus.
The aim is to open up routes connecting the iconography
of banknotes of the Republic of Cyprus to items from
the Collections of the Cultural Foundation, namely the
Ethnographic Collection, the Numismatic Collection,
the Map Collection, the Collection of Manuscripts and
Rare Books, and the Collection of Engravings, Old
Photographs and Watercolours.
This year marks the 100
th
anniversary of the 1914 issue
of the frst British colonial banknote of Cyprus. In terms
of their themes, British banknotes feature portraits of En-
glish reigning kings as well as emblems, such as the coat
of arms depict-
ing the two lions
of King Richard
the Lionheart,
who conquered
Cyprus during
the Third Cru-
sade in 1191.
Even though a
map of Cyprus
does appear
for the frst time
on banknotes
of Queen Elis-
abeth II, Cypri-
ot themes are generally absent from the design of the
frst banknotes issued by the British during the reigns of
George V (1910-1936), George VI (1936-1952) and Elisa-
beth II (1952 onwards).
Four stamps issued in 1938 during the reign of George
VI were used in 1942 in the form of emergency currency
and for stamping documents. These stamps, worth ,
1, 3, and 4 piastres, depict archaeological sites and
monuments of Cyprus.
The series of banknotes of the Republic of Cyprus issued
from 1961 to 1997 draw their themes from the islands rich
history and art, as well as from its natural environment.
The texts accompanying the representations on the
banknotes are intended to bring out the islands historical
and artistic background, the wealth of its fauna and
fora, unique on several occasions, as well as the mineral
riches of our homeland. The banknotes of the Republic
of Cyprus were in circulation until the euro banknotes
were introduced in 2008.
The exhibition texts are in Greek and in English and it is
also accompanied by a catalogue under the same title,
again in Greek and in English.
For more information visit the website
Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation
86-90 Phaneromenis Street
Nicosia, 1011. www.boccf.org Tel.: +35722128157 Fax:
+35722662898
Kitcheners dream, cast iron medal by Hans Lindl, Germany, 1915, 82 x 53 mm.
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Exposicin temporal Historias metlicas
Arte y poder en la medalla europea
17 de octubre de 2014 a septiembre 2015
El Gabinet Numismtic de Catalunya presenta la
exposicin temporal Historias metlicas. Arte y poder
en la medalla europea que est previsto permanezca
abierta al pblico hasta el mes de septiembre del 2015.
La muestra se presenta en la sala temporal de
numismtica del Museu Nacional dArt de Catalunya
en su sede del Palau Nacional, en Barcelona, y cuenta
con la edicin de un catlogo en el que han participado
reputados especialistas europeos en la materia como
Sylvie de Turckheim-Pey, William Eisler, Jean-Marie
Darnis, Javier Gimeno, Marina Cano, Lucie Moriceau,
Julio Torres, Vctor Mnguez y Cristina Fontcuberta. El
objetivo de la exposicin es presentar al pblico una
visin de conjunto europea de la medalla conmemorativa
y de la formacin y desarrollo del fenmeno de las series
de medallas acuadas o recogidas en libros bajo el ttulo
de historias metlicas.
Albert Estrada-Rius
albert.estrada@museunacional.cat
Gabinet Numismtic de Catalunya / MNAC
Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuc
08038 Barcelona
La Coleccin Numismtica en la nueva
exposicin permanente del Museo
Arqueolgico Nacional (Madrid)
El pasado 31 de marzo, el Museo Arqueolgico Nacional
abri de nuevo sus salas con una exposicin totalmente
renovada. En esta nueva ordenacin, las colecciones
numismticas se exhiben con dos criterios diferentes.
Por un lado, el rea monogrfca La moneda, algo ms
que dinero propone un recorrido temtico, enfocado
a mostrar la singularidad de la moneda como la forma
de dinero ms reconocible y perdurable a lo largo del
tiempo. A travs de escogidos ejemplos, se explican
distintos aspectos conceptuales, simblicos y prcticos
vinculados a la moneda, desde sus diversos usos o el
proceso de fabricacin, hasta los elementos formales
que la convierten en medio de expresin del poder que la
acua, fuente para la Historia y la Arqueologa, objeto de
prestigio a imitar o inspiracin para el Arte. La exposicin
muestra tambin otros objetos y materiales que entran
dentro del mbito numismtico, como el dinero tradicional,
los sistemas ponderales, las cajas de cambistas o el
papel moneda, presentando las circunstancias histricas
y sociales en las que se inscriben. Para terminar, una
serie de vitrinas y recursos museogrfcos se centran
en la Numismtica como disciplina cientfca, sealando
cmo abordar el estudio de las monedas y cmo extraer
de ellas toda la informacin que aportan.
Por otra parte, las piezas numismticas se integran en
el amplio itinerario cronolgico del Museo que recorre la
Historia de Espaa, as como en las reas dedicadas a
Egipto y Grecia. En coordinacin con cada uno de los
departamentos responsables, se tom la decisin de
refejar no slo los sistemas monetarios de cada momento,
sino tambin de utilizar las monedas, medallas, sellos y
matrices como los documentos arqueolgicos que son,
insertndolos dentro de su contexto histrico y de uso.
Con la misma intencin, las piezas ms conocidas de la
coleccin el cuaternin de Augusto, la gran dobla de
Pedro I, el centn de Felipe IV- han encontrado su sitio
en la poca a la que pertenecen, como parte esencial del
Patrimonio Cultural que representan.
Paula Graeda Min
Departamento de Numismtica y Medallstica, MAN
From a Thankful Nation Latin American Medals
& Orders in the Robert L. Ross Collection
From February 25, 2014
Main Exhibition Gallery of Firestone Library.
Princeton University.
In celebration of the two-hundredth anniversary of
Latin Americas wars of independence, the Princeton
University Library has mounted a dramatic display
of medals and orders that illustrate the recognitions
awarded to soldiers and civilians in the form of wearable
insignia.
The exhibition features hundreds of Latin American
decorations, ranging from a plain silver medal awarded
to an ofcer of the Buenos Aires armed forces that
freed Montevideo from Spanish colonial rule in 1814, to
Guatemalas highest award given to foreign presidents,
the Collar of the Order of the Quetzal with its Mayan
motifs, to a gilt example of the Cuban Order of Che
Guevara, awarded for assistance to Latin Americas
James Mudie, Historical and Critcal Account of a Grand Series of Natonal Medals,
Londres, 1820
Sala La fabricacin de moneda. Museo Arqueolgico Nacional, Madrid.
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many left-wing movements of national liberation. Unlike
the United States, which has generally avoided the
award and wearing of medals as a vestige of European
royal practice, the Spanish-, Portuguese-, and French-
speaking nations of the New World have embraced such
displays as tangible expressions of appreciation for the
eforts of their soldiers and citizens.
Miguel Angel Centeno, Professor of Sociology and
International Afairs and Chair of Princetons Department
of Sociology, writes in his introduction to the exhibition
catalogue, These medals and orders allow us a unique
perspective on the development of Latin American
states and the qualities they have chosen to represent
and reward. On Sunday, April 13, at 3 p.m., Professor
Centeno gave a public lecture on the ideals exemplifed
by the pieces in the exhibition. The lecture in McCormick
Hall 101 was preceded by a curatorial tour of the
exhibition at 1:30 p.m. and followed by a reception in
the Main Gallery. Additional curatorial tours took place
on Friday, February 28, and Thursday, May 29, at 3 p.m.
The exhibition is based on the collection assembled by
Robert L. Ross, a retired investment banker who worked
throughout his career to improve living standards in
Latin America as the best way to promote democratic
rule and civil society. Ross has donated his medals
to the Princeton University Numismatic Collection for
study, research, and teaching purposes in support of
the Universitys Program in Latin American Studies. This
gift has made Princetons holdings the worlds most
comprehensive collection of Latin American orders and
medals.
From a Thankful Nation traces the development of
Latin American medals from their origins in the emblems
of medieval crusading knights and the Spanish,
Portuguese, and French royal and imperial orders
through the revolutionary battles and the building of
republics throughout the region. The use of medals as
part of the governing strategies of dictatorial caudillos
and adventuring flibusters is illustrated by such
pieces as the pearl-adorned example of the Grand
Cross badge of the Juan Pablo Duarte Order of the
Dominican Republic that the dictator Rafael Trujillo, as
grand master of the order, awarded to himself. While
tracing the awards to common soldiers and laborers,
the exhibition is most eye-catching with the display of
no fewer than ten examples of Collars, the highest grade
of an order (usually reserved for heads of state), as well
as seventy Grand Cross sets, most replete with brightly
colored silk sashes enameled gilt badges, and breast
stars.
The exhibition is accompanied by a full-color catalogue
written by Ross and Princetons Curator of Numismatics,
Alan Stahl. In 736 pages of text and with 969 color
photographs, it sets all of the ofcial medals of each
country in their historical context. The catalogue is
for sale from the Library for $125; inquiries should be
directed to loliveir@princeton.edu. The exhibition is also
documented in a fully illustrated website: http://rbsc.
princeton.edu/thankful-nation/.
From a Thankful Nation runs from February 25 through
August 3 and is open to the public without charge on
weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays and
Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.
Further information is available from Princetons Curator
of Numismatics, Alan Stahl, astahl@princeton.edu, (609)
258-9127.
Guatemala, Order of the Quetzal
Cuba, Order of Ernesto Che Guevara
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Neue Ausstellung im Mnzkabinett
Winterthur: Momente der Ewigkeit
Italienische Medaillen der Renaissance
bis 19. April 2015
Die neue Wechselausstellung des Mnzkabinetts
Winterthur prsentiert rund 60 Medaillen aus einer
bedeutenden Schweizer Privatsammlung und aus dem
eigenen Fundus. Zu sehen sind Werke der besten
Medailleure der italienischen Renaissance wie Pisanello,
Fiorentino, Matteo de Pasti, Sperandio, Lysippus oder
Giovanni Bold.
Die Kultur der Renaissance
in Italien ist in unserer
Wahrnehmung bis heu-
te durch starke Bilder
beeinfusst; sie gilt
als Epoche des
Umbruchs und
einer Neubesin-
nung im Geiste
des Humanismus.
Zwei Elemente
gelten als prgend:
Die Herausbildung
des Menschen als
Individuum und der
folgenreiche Rckgrif
auf Werte, Figuren und
sthetik der Antike
als Traditionsanker der
Kultur.
Auf der italienischen
Halbinsel mit ihrer Mi-
schung aus Reichtum
und einer vielgestaltigen
politischen Landschaft
gab es zahlreiche
Frstenhfe, die in
der Spannung
zwischen Macht
und Kunst, krie-
gerischer Grausam-
keit und verfeiner-
ter hfscher Kultur
lebten. Die Stdte
entwickelten eine
enorme politische wie
wirtschaftliche Dyna-
mik.
In diesem Umfeld ent-
stand eine neue Kunst-
form, die Medaille. Als
portables Kleinkunst-
werk, das in der Hand
liegt, in kleiner Aufage
hergestellt wird und dauerhaft ist, erfllte die Medaille
den Wunsch nach kleinen Momenten der Ewigkeit auf
hervorragende Weise. In den Darstellungen begegnete
das Flchtige dem Unsterblichen. Die Medaille versprach
fama (Ruhm) und memoria (Gedenken).
Als Objekte, die nicht dem Warentausch dienten,
waren Medaillen die perfekte Gabe: Sie wurden im
Freundes- und Familienkreis verteilt, Gsten gewidmet
und auch gesammelt. In Bauten wurden Medaillen als
Grundsteingaben fr die Ewigkeit deponiert. Medaillen
waren auf Grund ihrer Grsse auch besonders fr
Historias en miniatura. Nuestras primeras
monedas
16 July 12 October
Museu de Prehistria de Valncia
The temporary exhibition Historias en miniatura. Nues-
tras primeras monedas (Stories in miniature. Our frst
coins) was inaugurated in Valencia on 16 July in the Mu-
seu de Prehistria de Valncia. The exhibition includes a
selection of Greek, Punic, Hispano-Carthaginian, Iberian,
Celtiberian and Roman
Provincial coins minted
in the Iberian Peninsu-
la. It shows the public
the latest numismatic
acquisitions by the Mu-
seum, including some
coins purchased from
the former collection of
the Hispanic Society of
America.
The collection is pre-
sented through an edu-
cational assembly in-
tended for a wide au-
dience. An interactive
question and answer
game challenges the
visitor to discover the
most important secrets
of these coins. Show-
cases with short texts,
drawings and ques-
tions invite to refect on
various subjects of the
ancient coinages of the
Iberian Peninsula.
We invite you to down-
load the catalogue of
the exhibition and to
play an amazing online
quiz game on ancient
Iberian coins.
Manuel Gozalbes
manuel.gozalbes@dival.es
Museu de Prehistoria de
Valncia
Calle Corona 36
46003 Valencia
Pisanello (1395-1455), Medaille auf Francesco
Sforza, um 1441. - Privatsammlung Schweiz.
Foto: Lbke & Wiedemann, Stutgart.
Pisanello (1395-1455), Medaille auf Cecilia
Gonzaga (1424-1451), 1447. - Privatsam-
mlung Schweiz. - Privatsammlung Schweiz.
Foto: Lbke & Wiedemann, Stutgart.
Online quiz game produced for the exhibiton Histories en Miniatura
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das menschliche Portrt geeignet, das in dieser Zeit
aufkam: Die Medaille erlaubte, noch vor dem Gemlde,
die Darstellung von Kaufeuten, Gelehrten und anderen
Personen der gesellschaftlichen Oberschicht ausserhalb
der Hfe.
Benedikt Zch
Mnzkabinett und Antikensammlung der Stadt Winterthur
Villa Bhler, Lindstrasse 8, 8402 Winterthur
Informationen zu Veranstaltungen: www.muenzkabinett.ch
fnungszeiten: Dienstag, Mittwoch, Samstag, Sonntag, 14-17 Uhr
(Montag, Donnerstag, Freitag geschlossen)
Das Buch zur Ausstellung:
Peter Volz, Medaillen und Plaketten der Renaissance, Mnchen:
Hirmer, 2013.
Zum Spezialpreis von CHF 60.- im Museumsshop erhltlich.
Wettstreit im Erz. Die Portrtmedaille in der
deutschen Renaissance
10.10.2013 15.3.2014
Mnchen, Staatliche Mnzsammlung
3.6.2014 25.1.2015
Wien, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Mnzkabinett
Die groen Mnzkabinette in Wien, Mnchen und Dresden
haben sich zu einer Ausstellung zusammengeschlossen,
welche erstmals ausgewhlte Stcke der deutschen
Portrtmedaille der Renaissance vereinigt.
Reproduzierbar, leicht transportabel und verteilbar,
liefert die Kunstgattung der Portrtmedaille fr das 16.
Jahrhundert ein einzigartiges Whos who. Dank der
Dauerhaftigkeit des Materials hat sich eine groe Anzahl
an Medaillen erhalten, insbesondere aus den ehemals
kaiserlichen und frstlichen Sammlungen in Wien,
Mnchen und Dresden.
Ausstellung und Katalog stellen erstmals umfassend das
kulturhistorische Spektrum, die komplexe Medialitt und
die dynamische Geographie der im deutschsprachigen
Raum entstandenen und zirkulierenden Medaillen der
frhen Neuzeit vor.
Katalog : W. Cupperi, M. Hirsch, A. Kranz, U. Pfsterer
(Hrsg.), Wettstreit in Erz. Portrtmedaillen der deutschen
Renaissance (Mnchen, Deutscher Kunstverlag 2013).
Der Katalog kann ber die Staatliche Mnzsammlung
Mnchen, Residenzstr. 1, 80333 Mnchen bezogen
werden.
100 Kpfe - gestaltet vom Bildhauer, Kupfer-
stecher und Medailleur Hubertus von Pilgrim
15. Mai 2014 - 5. Oktober 2014
Der Bildhauer, Kupferstecher und Medailleur Hubertus
von Pilgrim, Jahrgang 1931, ist von humanistisch-
literarischer Bildung geprgt, sie ist fr seine
Persnlichkeit und fr seine Kunst konstitutiv. Er
fand in Persnlichkeiten der Geschichte und des
Geistes Gesprchspartner und eine knstlerische
Herausforderung. So entstand auf Medaillen wie in
der Plastik eine eindrucksvolle Portrtgalerie, begleitet
von einer intensiven geistigen Auseinandersetzung mit
Leben und Werk.
Zur Medaille ist Hubertus von Pilgrim erst spt
gekommen. Erst 1984 hat er, der sich selbst einmal als
Hauer und Stecher bezeichnete, durch einen Auftrag
zu dieser kleinen Sonderform des Reliefs gefunden.
Seitdem reizt ihn das Wechselspiel zwischen Miniatur
und Monument, wie er es selbst genannt hat, und
so entstanden auch raumgreifende Monumente auf
der Grundlage von Medaillen wie der Ludwig-Erhard-
Brunnen in Bad Godesberg. Ebenso reizt den Knstler
das Wechselspiel von Bild und Schrift in der Form einer
prgnanten, in eine kalligraphische Form gebrachten
sprachlichen Aussage.
Die Ausstellung zeigt berhmte und andere Kpfe,
darunter eine neu entstandene monumentale Reliefwand
mit Portrts und Zitaten von Schriftstellern. Weitere
Arbeiten runden die Ausstellung ab, so Kupferstiche, die
chinesische Dichtung ins Bild setzen, plastische Werke
mit der Darstellung von greren Menschengruppen,
und Medaillen, die Zitate und Sprichwrter in eine
adquate reliefplastische Form bringen.
Hubertus von Pilgrim
1931 geboren in Berlin, 19511954 Unterweisung durch
Erich Heckel und gleichzeitig Studium (Kunstgeschichte,
Germanistik und Philosophie) in Heidelberg. 1954
1960 Bildhauerstudium in Berlin bei Bernhard Heiliger
Meister der Beltzinger, Amalie Beltzinger, 1530, Buchsbaumholz, Mnchen,
Staatliche Mnzsammlung
Medaille auf Hermann Hesse, 2003 Hubertus von Pilgrim (Foto: Nicolai Kstner)
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(Meisterschler). Anschlieend zur Vervollkommnung in
der Kupferstichtechnik in Paris bei Stanley W. Hayter.
1961/62 Stipendiat in der Villa Serpentara in Olevano
Romano. 1963 Berufung an die Staatliche Hochschule fr
Bildende Knste in Braunschweig, anschlieend 1977
1995 Professor an der Akademie der Bildenden Knste
Mnchen, seitdem freischafend ttig. Im fentlichen
Auftrag entstanden bedeutende Werke, durchgngig
dabei das Thema Denkmal.
Staatliche Mnzsammlung Mnchen | Residenzstrae 1
(Eingang Kapellenhof) D-80333 Mnchen
Dr. Dietrich Klose info@staatliche-muenzsammlung.de
Zwei Ausstellungen des Mnzkabinetts der
Stadt Winterthur zu den Medailleuren Aberli
Johann und Friedrich Aberli Zwei Winterthurer
Medailleure, Museum Oskar Reinhart, Winterthur
(bis 30. November 2014)
Zurck aus Wien Die goldene Winterthurer Ju-
bilumsmedaille von 1864, Mnzkabinett der Stadt
Winterthur (bis 30. November)
Zwei der bedeutendsten Schwei-
zer Knstler des 19. Jahr-
hunderts auf dem Gebiet
der Graveurskunst und
des Steinschnitts waren
Winterthurer. Johann
Aberli (17741851)
und sein Sohn, Fried-
rich Aberli (1800
1872), arbeiteten
als Medailleure eng
zusammen und waren
herausragende Siegel-
stecher und Steinschnei-
der.
Im Zusammenhang mit
der Ausstellung HOME
GROWN des Muse-
ums Oskar Reinhart er-
gab sich fr das Mnz-
kabinett Winterthur zum
ersten Mal die Gele-
genheit einer Retro-
spektive, die das
ganze Oeuvre der
beiden Aberli mit
ingesamt 30 Me-
daillen, mehre-
ren Mnzen und
gegen 1200 Sie-
gelstempel in Halb-
edelsteinen und Metall
umfasst.
Die Ausstellung ist ein Bei-
trag des Mnzkabinetts
zum Jubilum Winter-
thur750. Sie gibt Ein-
blick in die Entstehung
der Medaillen vom
Entwurf bis zur Ausfhrung, zeichnet die Biographie
der beiden Knstler im Zeitkontext nach und zeigt eine
Auswahl aus der grssten Werkgruppe, den Siegeln.
Das Werk der beiden Aberli besteht ausschliesslich
aus Auftragsarbeiten. Der Stil der Medaillen wurde
beeinfusst durch ihre reiche Erfahrung mit Siegeln und
geschnittenen Steinen. Vater und Sohn Aberli bildeten
ihre besondere Fhigkeit, das kleine Rund der Medaille
mit feinsten Elementen elegant zu nutzen, bei der Gravur
von Halbedelsteinen fr Siegelringe hchster Qualitt
aus.
Eine zweite Ausstellung im Mnzkabinett ist ein weiterer
Beitrag zum Jubilum Winterthur750. 1864 feierte
Winterthur mit grossem Aufwand das 600-Jahr-Jubilum
der Verleihung des Stadtrechts durch Rudolf von
Habsburg im Jahr 1264. Die Stadt hatte das Bedrfnis,
mit dem Blick in die Vergangenheit eine usserst
dynamische Gegenwart in die Grndungsgeschichte des
Gemeinwesens einzubetten.
Zur Erinnerung wurde eine Medaille geprgt. Ihr Schpfer
war Friedrich Aberli. Nur ein Exemplar der Medaille
wurde in Gold hergestellt. Es diente als Geschenk fr den
Nachfahren Rudolfs von Habsburg, Kaiser Franz Joseph
I. von Habsburg-sterreich. Heute wird diese einzigartige
Medaille im Kunsthistorischen Museum Wien aufbewahrt.
Zum Jubilum Winterthur750 kehrt dieses Stck wieder
nach Winterthur zurck.
Fr das Geschenk aus Winterthur revanchierte sich der
Kaiser 1864 mit einem opulenten Gegengeschenk, einem
Buch mit Ansichten aus gypten. Das Prachtswerk ist
ein Zeugnis fr die Orientbegeisterung der Zeit. Es ist
mit einem kostbaren Einband versehen und wurde im
selben Jahr in Winterthur und im Bundeshaus in Bern
stolz ausgestellt. Das Buch, das von den Winterthurer
Bibliotheken gehtet wird, ist ebenfalls im Mnzkabinett
zu sehen.
Benedikt Zch
www.muenzkabinett.ch
www.museumoskarreinhart.ch
www.winterthur750.ch
Websites
Databases Royal Library of Belgium
The Coin Cabinet of the Royal Library of Belgium
digitised a large number of medals and coins the past
few years. Although the work is still far from finished,
some collections are already available for researchers.
You can access the database following this link.
All objects are presented with an image of the obverse
and reverse, a description in French or Dutch and the
weight, diameter and material.
In total, more than 22.400 descriptions are available
online and work progresses on a daily base. The
database covers mainly Belgian medals from 1794 and
is up-to-date until 1911.
A second group are the Catholic religious medals from
the Ancien Regime (16
th
18
th
century). This collection,
Friedrich Aberli, Medaille auf die
600-Jahr-Feier der Stadtrechtsrechts-
verleihung an Winterthur, 1864. Gold.
- Mnzkabinet, Kunsthistorisches
Museum Wien, Inv.Nr. MK 12130.
Foto: Kunsthistorisches Museum,
Wien.
Friedrich Aberli, Medaille auf das
400-Jahr-Jubilum der Gesellschaf der
Bcke in Zrich, 1844. Silber. - Mnz-
kabinet Winterthur, Inv.Nr. Md 586.
Foto: Lbke & Wiedemann, Stutgart.
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New Publications
Hoards, sites and stray fnds
The Journal of Archaeological Numismatics, vol. 3, 2013.
CEN. Bruxelles.
The Journal of Archaeological Numismatics (JAN) is a new
periodical published by the Centre Europen dEtudes Nu-
mismatiques (CEN) in Bruxelles. Its aims is to bring together
archaeology and numismat-
ics, two disciplines that are
too often viewed as very dif-
ferent despite their obvious
links.
The journal is a tool which
aims to be a forum allowing
archaeologists, numisma-
tists and specialists in other
auxiliary disciplines aware
of these problems to come
together to compare their
data systematically. Bring-
ing together information un-
der the same roof will enable
readers - archaeologists,
numismatists, ceramicists,
economists and historians
- to appreciate the impor-
tance of interpretation, for
all relevant information can be included in the same piece
of work.
Table of contents
- The chairmans address. Entre amulettes et talismn, les
monnaies troues : ce qui se cache sous les apparences.
Articles:
- Helle W. Horsns, Michael Mrcher & Michael Vennersdorf
A stepping stone in the Baltic sea. Two millennia of coin fnds
and coin use - a case study of Vester Herred, Bornholm.
- Massimiliano Munzi. The Tripolitanian countryside and a
monetary economy: data from the archaeological survey of
the territory of Leptis Magna (Libya).
- Jean-Marc Doyen, Samuel Lelarge, Guillaume Florent,
Tarek Oueslati & Mlani Demarest, avec la collaboration de
Jan Minne et une annexe de Roland Delmaire. La circulation
montaire sous les Valentiniens et les Thodosiens (364-vers
420) dans le nord-ouest de la Gaule : lapport des fouilles de
la rue du Warnier Nempont-Saint-Firmin (Pas-de-Calais,
France).
- Marie Maury & Jean-Marc Doyen. La spulture 427 de
la ncropole des Sablons Lux (Charente, France) et le
monnayage pseudo-imprial dargent de Valentinien III (425-
455).
- lvaro Fernndez-Flores, Ruth Pliego-Vzques & Gabriel
Caravajal. Nuevos hallazgos de bronces visigodos en la
provincia de Sevilla: una aproximacin metrolgica y de
composicin metlica.
Review Article:
- Christian Lauwers. Monnaies romaines de site : de la
Bretagne la Baltique.
Lavinia SOLE, Gli indIgeni e la moneta. Rinvenimenti
monetali e associazioni contestuali dai centri dellentroterra
siciliano,Triskeles, Collana di studi archeologici, 2012,
Salvatore Sciascia Editore. ISBN: 978-88-8241-411-5.
Lentroterra siciliano e, in particolare, il territorio ricadente
nei confni dellattuale provincia di Caltanissetta, ha restituito
nel corso delle indagini archeologiche condotte negli ultimi
sessanta anni, una consistente documentazione monetale.
about 1.340 objects, is only a small part of the total of
25.000 religious medals kept at the Coin Cabinet, but
most of these are 19
th
and 20
th
century objects.
The third group of objects in our online catalogue is
the Dupont collection of 1.385 bas-reliefs, acquired by
the King Baudouin Foundation and deposited in the
Coin Cabinet. These are metal plaquettes, sometimes
of considerable size, and date between 1870 and
1930. They represent the artwork of 137 artists and
medal manufacturers.
A fourth group that is available online covers our siege
coins. These are made of silver, copper, but also lead,
tin and even cardboard. They are an important witness
of the numerous wars and sieges in the Netherlands
between the 16
th
and the early 19
th
century. 360 objects
can be consulted in the database.
The fifth online dataset is the Lefbure collection, a
series of more than 8.800 decorations and medals,
all made during the First World War. More than 5.000
decorations have already been digitalized. The aim is
to make the whole collection accessible by 2017.
The digitization of our collections continues every
day. A large number of objects is in process of being
digitalised and/or published in our database, such as
the coins of Lige from the 10
th
century until 1792, a
large collection of late Roman nummi from Alexandria,
Egypt, Roman Republican and Roman Julio-Claudian
coins.
To research our database, it is important to know what
keywords to use in the different fields. If you want to
consult the religious medals on the French page, you
have to insert the keywords mdailles religieuses
in the field type dobjet. The same applies to the
siege coins, where you insert the keywords monnaie
obsidionale and the Belgian medals, with the keyword
mdaille. That way, you will only search in the
specified type of objects, and not the whole catalogue.
Cline Ben Amar
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decision was taken to incorporate all the material of
Supplements 1, 2, and 3 in one single Supplement, which
will be available on-line for the next Congress in Taormina
(Sept. 2015).
We are very grateful to the American Numismatic Society
for hosting the publication. It can be downloaded at the
ANS website.
John A. N. Z. TULLY, The Island Standard: The Classical,
Hellenistic, and Roman Coinages of Paros, New York:
American Numismatic Society, Numismatic Studies
Volume 28, 2014, 250 pp. ISBN 978-0-89722-329-4.
This book is the frst
comprehensive study of
the monetary history of
one of the major coin-
producing states of the
Hellenistic and Roman
Aegean. It analyzes the
Classical, Hellenistic,
and Roman coinages
of the Cycladic island
of Paros. It presents a
die study of all known
silver and bronze issues,
and argues that Paros
and its neighbor Naxos
minted in the Hellenistic
Period not on the
Rhodian standard as
has sometimes been
thought, but on their own distinct standard: the island
standard. All coin types are fully described, and die
varieties are illustrated in 27 plates.
S. NIETO-PELLETIER, Catalogue des monnaies celtiques,
1 Les Arvernes, BNF / MAN, Paris, 2013, broch, 320 p.,
550 monnaies, XVI planches. ISBN/EAN 978-2-7177-2566-7 /
9782717725667
N de la volont de procder un nouveau traitement
des collections du Dpartement des Monnaies, mdailles
et antiques de la BNF et au rcolement des collections
du Muse dArchologie
nationale de Saint-
Germain-en-Laye, le
catalogue des monnaies
celtiques attribues aux
Arvernes est le premier
volume dune srie
consacre au fonds
de monnaies celtiques
de la BnF et du MAN,
auxquels sajoutent,
pour le prsent ouvrage,
les exemplaires
conservs au muse
national du Moyen ge,
muse de Cluny. Cette
srie, qui se substituera
progressivement au
catalogue publi en
1889 par E. Muret et
A. Chabouillet, a pour
objectif, par la mise disposition de plusieurs fonds
nationaux, de constituer une collection de rfrence
facilitant les identifcations et publications des monnaies
dcouvertes. Chaque volume comportera une prsentation
de ltat de la recherche.
574 monnaies attribues aux Arvernes ont donc t
Lanalisi di tali monete, condotta parallelamente a quella
dei materiali rinvenuti nei relativi contesti archeologici, ha
permesso di trarre delle considerazioni signifcative sullusi
monetari delle popolazioni
anelleniche di questa parte
della Sicilia.
Sulla base delle evidenze
raccolte, sembra infatti
che i gruppi umani che
occupavano questo territorio,
prevalentemente Indigeni di
etnia sicana, ma anche genti
di altra provenienza e, dal
IV secolo a.C., soprattutto
nuclei di origine mercenariale,
non emisero moneta, se non
episodicamente, e tardarono
ad acquisire una vera e
propria cultura monetaria.
Nonostante, a partire
dallultimo venticinquennio
del V secolo a. C., le monete
si difusero in modo sempre
pi ampio in questo territorio,
infatti pare che tali comunit
non compresero mai appieno
loriginaria struttura di questo strumento di scambio,
espressione propria della cultura greca, e rimasero legate
al consolidato uso del metallo a peso nelle transazioni,
continuando a considerare la moneta alla stregua di un
oggetto o di un pezzo di metallo.
Ancient Numismatics
Michel AMANDRY, Andrew BURNETT, Ian CARRADICE,
Pere Pau RIPOLLS, Marguerite SPOERRI BUTCHER,
Roman Provincial Coinage, Supplement 3, New York: The
American Numismatic Society, 2014. vi + 95 pp. ISBN: 978-
0-89722-333-1.
The frst Supplement was published in 1998 and covered
much new material that had appeared for the Julio-
Claudian period between the date of the frst publication
of RPC I in 1992 and 1997. The second reprinting - in
2006 - of RPC I was the occasion to publish also a second
Supplement to RPC. This new
Supplement, Supplement 3,
includes new material from
2005 to 2013, and covers the
Julio-Claudian period (RPC
I), the Flavian period (RPC
II) as well as the coinages of
Gordian I to Gordian III struck
in the province of Asia (RPC
VII, 1).
The material has been ar-
ranged in three sequential
parts, the frst covering RPC
I, the second covering RPC II
and the third RPC VII, 1.
The decision to publish the
second Supplement on-line
rather than as a book was
taken for three reasons: frst
of all, it was easier; second
it improved access for schol-
ars, collectors, museum curators and other users; and
thirdly, an electronic version was easier to search. The
idea was well received, so the third Supplement is pub-
lished the same way.
Of course, we all know the difculty of searching trough
a Supplement, needless to say 3 Supplements! So the
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Medieval, Modern and Contemporary
Numismatics
Issa M. BAIDOUN, - with a contribution by W. C. Schultz.
Sylloge of Islamic Coins in the Israel Museum. The Paul
Balog Collection. Egypt vol. III The Mamlks 1248-1517,
Bernardi Numismatica & EUT Edizioni Universit di
Trieste 2011, 205 p., ill. ISBN 9788885873360.
The series, in seven volumes, will be published with fnan-
cial support from Bernardi Numismatica srl in collabora-
tion with the Edizioni dellUniversit di Trieste.The present
volume is the frst in a se-
ries devoted to the Islamic
coins in the collection of
The Israel Museum, Je-
rusalem. The majority of
these coins were donated
to the Museum by the late
Paul Balog. The Israel Mu-
seum is proud to continue
Balogs legacy by making
his rich coin collection
available to the public. The
adoption of the Sylloge
format, organized by indi-
vidual mints, is best suited
to the needs of scholars of
political and monetary his-
tory. The Egyptian series is
by far the strongest in Ba-
logs collection, and one of
the largest of its kind. Ap-
propriately, the Mamlk mints of Egypt were chosen to be
the subject of the frst volume of the series. The curators
of the Sylloge are Stefan Heidemann, Hamburg University
and Haim Gitler, Archaeology and Numismatic Curator of
Israel Museum.
Giulio BERNARDI, Arabic Gold Coins Corpus 1 - Second
revised Edition 2012, EUT Edizioni Universit di Trieste
2012, 425 p., ill. ISBN 9788883033711.
Now, at long last, the world
of Islamic numismatics has
been provided with a com-
prehensive compilation
guide to the frst period of
Islamic gold coinage from
the time of the Umayyad
caliph Abd al-Malik bin
Marwan until the deposi-
tion of the Abbasid caliph
al-Mustakf in 334 Hijra
(946 CE). Giulio Bernardis
corpus is a labour of in-
defatigable and dedicated
scholarship which puts all
other such works in the
shade. This book is a truly
great achievement which
should stand the test of
time and will be used by
the many people who have
the good fortune to turn its pages from the time of its pub-
lication and in the years to come.
In 2011, the frst edition obtained the Shamir Samma Prize/
Royal Numismatic Society of London.
catalogues, dcrites et photographies, parmi lesquelles,
prs de 330 ont t analyses lInstitut de Recherche
sur les Archomatriaux, Centre Ernest-Babelon, CNRS
Orlans. Prcdant le catalogue, une synthse, riche
de nombreux graphiques, photographies et cartes de
rpartition, propose une tude du monnayage arverne
selon une approche pluridisciplinaire associant donnes
typologiques, mtrologiques, analytiques, archologiques
et historiques. Ainsi, aprs avoir fait le point sur les
classements existants et les modalits dattribution des
monnaies lespace gographique considr, lauteur
souligne lapport de ltude de la composition mtallique
des monnaies la comprhension des pratiques
montaires, propose une chronologie des missions
partir de lensemble des donnes obtenues et prsente
un panorama de la circulation montaire arverne.
Cet ouvrage a reu le prix Toutain-Blanchet 2014, dcern
par lAcadmie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres.
Sylvia Nieto-Pelletier
CNRS IRAMAT
R. LEHMANN et al. (Hrsg.), Nub Nefer - Gutes Gold.
Gedenkschrift fr Manfred Gutgesell. Hannoversche
Numismatische Beitrge 1, Rahden, 2014. 336 Seiten,
243 Abbildungen, 3 Tabellen. ISBN 978-3-86757-686-4
lm Dezember 2011 verstarb vllig unerwartet der
gyptologe, Numismatiker und langjhrige Prsident der
Numismatischen Gesellschaft zu Hannover, Dr. Manfred
Gutgesell. Mit einer Gedenkschrift anlsslich eines
Festakts zum 65. Geburtstag von M. Gutgesell wenden
sich 29 Autoren ein letztes Mal mit numismatischen bzw.
gyptologischen Fragestellungen und Diskursen sowie
neuen und neuesten Erkenntnissen zu Mnzen und
Medaillen von der Antike bis
in die Neuzeit an einen guten
Freund, Mentor und Berater,
geschtzten Kollegen,
langjhrigen Prsidenten und
Fachmann.
Die Gedenkschrift enthlt ein
Vorwort der Herausgeber,
Erinnerungen an Manfred
Rudi Gutgesell [1948-2011]
und seinen Einsatz fr die
Ausstellung Olympia - Geld
und Sport in der Antike von
2004, ein Schriftenverzeichnis
des Geehrten sowie
25 Aufstze und einen
Anhang mit Anzeigen. Die
Beitrge befassen sich
mit der Geschichte der
Numismatischen Gesellschaft
zu Hannover, gyptischen
Mnzen, Mnzgeld in
attischen Komdien,
diversen griechischen Mnzen und Medaillons, einem
Denar / Quinar mit Eisenkern, Caesars spanischer
Statthalterschaft im Mnzbild, rmischen Silberbarren,
astrologischen Konzeptionszeichen auf antiken
Mnzen, Mnzen der Kaiser Claudius und Caracalla,
gyptischen Gottheiten in Kleinasien, Elefanten in der
Kunst des Altertums, frhen Mnzen aus Merseburg,
einem angelschsischen Mnzmeister, dem Mnzhandel
um 1600, Spottmnzen und Mnzenspott im 17. Jh.,
Alexandermnzen im Kniglichen Mnzkabinett Berlin um
1818, numismatischen Erlebnissen auf August Kestners
Sizilienreise 1824, rmischem Schwergeld der Sammlung
Haeberlin, Geld und Geldwert in Abessinien sowie
Mnzhandel und Sorgfaltspficht.
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Paul Rubens and executed by a group of local painters and
sculptors, including Jacob Jordaens, Theodoor van Thulden,
and Jan van den Hoecke. To commemorate the event, the
city commissioned a lavish festival book, entitled the Pompa
Introitus Ferdinandi (1641), which contains learned commen-
taries by Jan Gaspar Gevaerts, a city ofcial and Latinist, as
well as folio engravings by
Theodoor van Thulden af-
ter Rubenss stages. More
than a simple description
of the event, Gevaerts
volume ofers a rich com-
pilation of references to
ancient writers and repro-
ductions of ancient coins.
While most literature on
the subject has focused
on Rubenss nine mon-
umental arches and his
twelve preparatory oil
sketches for the designs,
this volume will examine
the entry and its accom-
panying festival book as
a whole. A group of highly
distinguished specialists from diferent disciplines will dis-
cuss the entry and Gevaerts book from a myriad of view-
points, including art, architecture, music, theater, history,
politics, classical knowledge, and economic and intellectual
networks. It is the frst time that the entry will be examined
from a truly interdisciplinary perspective. The book draws
on a wide variety of primary sources, including Rubenss
preparatory oil sketches, Gevaerts festival book, pamphlets
describing the entry, and political songs from the period.
Julio J. RAMN SNCHEZ, El tresor de Sant Joan
dAlacant, Alicante: MARQ - Museo Arqueolgico de
Alicante, 2013, 151 pp. ISBN 978-84-15327-36-3.
En este libro se estudia el tesoro hallado el ao 1963 en una
casa de Sant Joan dAlacant, compuesto por 501 monedas
de oro y plata acuadas entre los aos 1708 y 1823, siendo
las monedas emitidas en esta ltima fecha las que datan su
ocultacin.
Se recogen las circunstancias del hallazgo, el recorrido que
sigui hasta el MARQ-Museo Arqueolgico de Alicante y los
trmites realizados por las
administraciones implica-
das. Los datos recopila-
dos permiten identifcar
a su propietario, Antonio
Quereda Chpuli, y es-
bozar su contexto socio-
econmico: el ao 1784
trabajaba como criado y
el 1803 como jornalero,
lo que coincide con la
conclusin extrada del
anlisis numismtico del
conjunto, que muestra
determinadas singulari-
dades que indican que su
propietario debi trabajar
como jornalero.
La ocultacin se relacio-
na con la inestabilidad
generada en la comarca
de lAlacant tras la intervencin del ejrcito francs cono-
cido como los Cien Mil Hijos de San Luis, que junto a los
realistas espaoles repuso a Fernando VII como monarca
absoluto y produjo el fnal del Trienio Liberal. En este clima
Paolo EVANGELISTI, Francesc Eiximenis. Il Dodicesimo
Libro del Cristiano; capp. 139-152 e 193-197, EUT
Edizioni Universit di Trieste 2013, pp. 244. ISBN 978-88-
8303-524-1.
The book ofers for the frst time in Italian translation the
thoughts in old Catalan of the mid-14
th
century Catalan
Franciscan friar.
The status of money, considered as an institution of the
community, is focused upon by an expert on voluntary pov-
erty: Francesc Eiximenis, a Franciscan friar. The analysis
on the nature, character and function of money produces
some relevant results, especially from a political viewpoint.
Who exercises the sovereignty, control of the value and
circulation of money? Which kinds of relations are estab-
lished between princeps/ruler, community and money?
Maiestas, supremacy are princely features, princely char-
acters or are they prerogatives of money that is instituted,
created for change and justice in the polis? Which juridical
apparatus, which political and
institutional form can operate
to preserve the peculiar value
of money: its stability? These
questions touch on many as-
pects of what will become the
economic thinking during the
Early modern period and also
the dogmatic thought about
money, starting from the texts
written by Copernic, Bodin
and Locke; but it is clear that
money, not conceived as a
mere coin, assumes a more
important role: it becomes the
object by which it is possible
to think about the same con-
cept of power and sovereignty.
Besides these topics, where
institutional and political ex-
periences of Italian cities are
observed with deep interest, another notable matter comes
to light summarized in one key-question written by the Fri-
ar himself: How is it possible to use money to achieve a
large, difused and communitarian wealth? Eiximenis deals
with all these issues, placing them within the European de-
bate on these subjects. The Franciscan doesnt use Latin for
this work: he writes in Catalan vernacular. A language that
is read and written by people living in the territories of the
Crown extending from Valencia to Palermo, from Barcelona
to Sardinia, with important settlements on the eastern and
southern Mediterranean coasts. The arguments discussed
in these chapters are also remarkable because they were
inserted in the Twelfth Book of Christian, a work of civic
and political education addressed to the rulers of realms and
cities that were forming one of the most important political
and economic entities fourishing in Europe between the 13
th

and 15
th
centuries.
Anna C. KNAAP and Michael C. J. PUTNAM, Eds., Art,
Music and Spectacle in the Age of Rubens. The Pompa
Introitus Ferdinandi, New York: Harvey Miller Pub., 2013,
viii + 351 pp., incl. Audio CD, 35 col. ills., 203 b/w ills.
HMSBA 3. ISBN 978-1-905375-83-7.
This volume deals with the triumphal entry of the Cardi-
nal-Infante Ferdinand, brother of King Philip IV of Spain, into
Antwerp in 1635, one of the largest and most spectacular
festivals ever mounted in an early modern city. The outdoor
festivities in honor of the citys new governor included a
citywide procession, performances, freworks, music, and
political speeches. Along the processional route appeared
nine richly ornamented stages and arches designed by Peter
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G. Angeli BUFALINI ed., Suggestioni in metallo. Larte
della medaglia tra Ottocento e modernit, Catalogo
mostra, Roma-Complesso del Vittoriano, 20.12.2013-
19.1.2014, Bollettino di Numismatica 60, Roma, 2013.
Il tema conduttore della mostra, il metallo nella sua ver-
satilit e capacit di fssare in forme defnite suggestioni,
umori, ricordi del passato e preziosi desideri del presente,
ha come protagonista la medaglia darte italiana: attraverso
lesposizione di una nutri-
ta selezione di medaglie,
storiche e contempo-
ranee, provenienti dalle
collezioni delle Istituzioni
promotrici delliniziativa,
possibile apprezzare le
evoluzioni stilistiche di una
forma darte a volte penal-
izzata dalle ridotte dimen-
sioni, spesso stereotipata
come prodotto di maniera
e convenzionale, e invece
straordinaria espressione
artistica di ambienti, cos-
tumi, epoche, versatile
espressione della nostra
identit culturale. Le sug-
gestioni provocate dalle multiformi forge dei metalli e dai
messaggi da esse trasmessi si dipanano nel percorso es-
positivo, articolato in quattro sezioni:
- Storia dItalia in medaglia tra 800 e 900. Ricca selezione
di medaglie tratte dalle collezioni storiche del Medagliere del
Museo Nazionale Romano e del Museo del Risorgimento di
Roma.
- Romagnoli e larte della medaglia nel900. Selezione di
opere dalle raccolte storiche del Museo della Zecca e della
Scuola dellArte della Medaglia dellIPZS.
- La medaglia contemporanea. Opere realizzate dagli allievi
della Scuola dellArte della Medaglia presso la Zecca di Sta-
to e dagli artisti medaglisti soci dellAIAM, con esemplari ap-
partenenti alla raccolta storica dellAssociazione.
- Il Gioiello contemporaneo. Gioielli darte realizzati dai
gioiellieri aderenti alla Confederazione Nazionale Artigiana-
to e dagli artisti dellAssociazione del Gioiello Contempo-
raneo. Un ricco apparato di materiali di corredo - quadri,
stampe, sculture, cimeli etc. - appartenenti al Museo Cen-
trale del Risorgimento, arricchisce il percorso con lintento
di far rivivere lambiente culturale e artistico nel quale gli og-
getti esposti sono nati. Completa lesposizione un omaggio
a Peter Higgs, premio Nobel per la fsica 2013, mediante
laudace tentativo del maestro Michele Cossyro di fssare nel
metallo il cd. Bosone di Higgs.
de incertidumbre Antonio Quereda ocult su riqueza y luego
no pudo recuperarla.
Tras el estudio histrico y numismtico el libro describe el
catlogo de las 501 monedas y las fotografas de todas ellas.
Medals
Philip ATTWOOD, Hard at work. The diary of Leonard
Wyon 1853-1867, London: British Numismatic Society,
2014. ISBN 978 1 907427 32 9.
The diary that he kept from 1853 to 1867 throws light on
many of Wyons most important works: ofcial commissions,
including the famous bun
penny of Queen Victoria,
coins destined for India,
Australia and Canada,
campaign medals awarded
for service in the various mid
nineteenth-century military
and naval actions in which
Britain was engaged, and
the prize medal for the 1862
International Exhibition. Other
medals were commissioned
by the Queen herself, as
well as by a broad range of
learned societies, academic
institutions, commercial
concerns and private
individuals. In this way Wyon
came into direct personal
contact with such notable
fgures of his time as Prince Albert and Henry Cole, the
architect Joseph Paxton and the painter Daniel Maclise.
Wyons diary also chronicles the more personal aspects
of his daily life and domestic arrangements, revealing the
ways in which he and his extensive family occupied their
leisure hours and documenting such activities as his visits to
exhibitions and his opinions on the works of art he saw, his
shopping excursions in London, his holidays in Britain and
abroad, and most importantly in Wyons view the religious
services he attended and the philanthropic ventures that, as
an Evangelical Christian, he saw it as his duty to support.
Bruno CALLEGHER, Elisabetta GASTALDI, Valeria VET-
TORATO, eds. Luciano Mercante scultore e medaglista.
La donazione della famiglia ai civici musei di Padova.
EUT Edizioni Universit di Trieste, 2013, 171 p., ill. ISBN
9788883035203.
After a frst revival of the medallist Luciano Mercante (1902-
1982) on the occasion of the exhibition Novecento in
Medaglia (20
th
Century in Medals) (Padova 2005), the Civic
Museums of that city now propose an anthology of the sculp-
tor-medallists work, which
this volume accompanies.
The monograph constitutes a
critical and philological point
of reference, illustrating Mer-
cantes entire artistic career.
It emerges, that after a frst
period during which he tried
his hand at portrait sculpture
according to the typical forms
of the 1930s-40s, he then
opted for artistic medals and
plaques. The iconographical
subjects were original and the purpose of his works was in-
novative, created only in a few cases as commissions, more
often as an expression of choice and personal thoughts.
Arnaldo Pomodoro.
Lo scavo archaeologico, Comune di Roma, 1978, oro.
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Evangline Markou a reu le prix Allier de
Hauteroche
22 mars 2013
Evangline Markou a reu le prix Allier de Hauteroche de
lAcadmie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres pour son
ouvrage intitul : Lor des rois de Chypre. Numismatique
et histoire lpoque classique, Athnes, 2011
( 64).
Aprs ses tudes darchologie lUniversit Aristote de
Thessalonique, Evangline Markou a ralis un DEA et
une thse de doctorat sur lhistoire et la numismatique
des royaumes de Chypre lUniversit Paris IV-Sorbonne.
Elle a travaill au Dpartement des Monnaies et Mdai-
lles du Muse Fitzwilliam Cambridge (2004-2005) et
au Muse Numismatique dAthnes (2005-2007), o elle
a t charge de la construction et lentretien de bases
des donnes numismatiques et elle a enseign des cours
de numismatique et
dhistoire lUniver-
sit de Chypre (2008-
2009) et lOpen
University of Cyprus
(2008-2012). Nomme
en 2009 chercheuse
la Fondation Nationale
Hellnique de la Re-
cherche Scientifque,
Institut des Recherch-
es Historiques, Dpar-
tement de lAntiquit
Grecque et Romaine
(KERA), elle est depuis
2014 la coordinatrice
scientifque du pro-
jet de recherche The
Silver Coinage of the
Kings of Cyprus: Nu-
mismatics and Histo-
ry in the Archaic and Classical Periods (6th to 4th cen-
turies BC) (acronyme SilCoinCy), projet historique et
archologique destin tablir une base de donnes des
monnayages en argent mis par les rois de Chypre pen-
dant les poques archaque et classique et difuser les
rsultats partir dun site web.
Le livre dE. Markou, Lor des rois de Chypre.
Numismatique et histoire lpoque classique, Athnes,
2011 ( 64), tablit le catalogue complet
des missions en or des rois de Chypre de la fn du V
e

sicle jusqu lanantissement des royaumes et de la
royaut locale par Ptolme I
er
la fn du IV
e
sicle. Le
corpus, constitu dune tude par coins, est accompagn
dtudes sur la mtrologie, la composition mtallique et
liconographie qui ont pour but de rpondre aux questions
lies lattribution et la datation des missions en or,
la provenance de lor et au rapport des missions
montaires avec lhistoire politique de lle. Le tmoignage
des sources littraires, pigraphiques et archologiques,
associ celui des monnaies, permet une analyse de
la politique montaire des rois chypriotes qui enrichit
notre connaissance de lhistoire de Chypre de lpoque
classique jusqu laube de lpoque hellnistique.
Personalia
British Art Medal Society honours
Andrew Burnett
A medal produced for BAMS commemorates the invaluable
contribution made by Dr Andrew Burnett to the British
Museum as Keeper of Coins and Medals (1992-2002) and
Deputy Director (2002-2013). Andrew began his career
at the Museum in 1974 and over the years has gained
an international reputation for his work on Roman coins
and his many numismatic publications. He was formerly
President of the International Numismatic Commission
(1997-2003) and of the Roman Society (2008-2012), and
is now President of the Royal Numismatic Society. He
was appointed a CBE by the Queen in the New Years
Honours of 2012 and an Honorary Professor of University
College London in 2013.
The medal, cast in bronze and measuring 84mm. in
diameter, is by young British artist Abigail Burt. Its reverse
depicts the British Museums Enlightenment Gallery, in
acknowledgment of Andrews leading role in its creation.
An ancient coin hoard spills from a shelf to form a tree of
knowledge, in which appear three coins with a special
meaning for Andrew: two early Roman Republican coins
and a Roman provincial coin representative of his current
major research project. A column and pediment allude to
the British Museum and the classical tradition, whilst the
Latin edge inscription is an adaptation by Andrew of a
line from Virgil: not happy is he who has come to know
the rural gods but happy is he who has come to know
Roman coins.
To order a medal, please visit the website.
El Dr. Alberto Estrada-Rius obtiene el premio
Prsper de Bofarull de Historia medieval 2013
La tesis doctoral La casa de la moneda de Barcelona.
Les seques reials i els collegis dobrers i de moneders
a la Corona dArag, defendida en la Universidad de
Barcelona a fnales de 2012 por el Dr. Alberto Estrada-
Rius, conservador del Gabinet Numismtic de Catalunya
del Museu Nacional dArt de Catalunya, ha obtenido el
premio Prsper de Bofarull de Historia medieval 2013,
concedido por el Institut dEstudis Catalans, as como la
XVIII Beca Notari Raimon Noguera de investigacin 2014
en Historia medieval, otorgada por la Fundacin Raimon
Noguera del Colegio de Notarios de Catalua para su
publicacin.
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Ronachai Krisadaolarn & Vasilijs Mihailovs:
IAPN book prize for their work on Siamese
Coins
Since 1982 the IAPN (International Association of
Professional Numismatists) has awared an annul book
prize award to honor numismatic authors for what the
organization considers the best numismatic publication
of the year. This year, the IAPN held the ceremony
on January 19
th
, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. The IAPN
honoured Ronachai Krisadaolarn and Vasilijs Mihailovs
for their ground breaking work on Thailand Siamese
Coins from Funan to the Fifth Reign. Their book has
already become the standard reference in the feld of Thai
coinage.
The book is not only exceptionally well done, but also flls
an important gap in this feld. The last major reference on
the subject was written some 80 years ago by Reginald
Le May, The Coinage of Siam, Siam Society, 1932.
This new publication takes Thai coinage to another level
of scholary research. Krisadaolarn and Mihailovs work
began with lectures given by Ronachai Krisadaolarn at
the National Museum
of Thailand in Bangkok
in the 1980s and
1990s. With over 2000
illustrations in the text
and another 1000 on an
attached CD, this is the
frst ever book in English
about Thai coins and the
several types of money
used by the various
ethnic populations in
this area. It covers the
period from the earliest
types of money, both
monetiform and in other
forms such as shells
and various types of
ingots used in what
is now Thailand. It also includes the introduction of the
baht currency system, a system based on divisions of
eight (the octuple system), both in the form of pot duang
Vasilijs Mihailovs (left); IAPN member and Thai coinage expert
Jan Olav Aamlid (center); Ronachai Krisadaolarn (right) at the
award ceremony in Bangkok. Mihailovs and Krisadaolarn are
displaying their IAPN Book Prize Medals
and fat coins, and the beginnings of the present day
decimal coinage. It describes the development of Thai
money as a continuous economic-historical development
with excerpts from a variety of sources, including the
Sukhothai inscriptions, the royal chronicles of Ayutthaya,
the records of individual Dutch, French and Portuguese
travelers and unpublished documents from the Royal
Archives. A unique feature of this publication and the
enclosed DVD are high resolution photographs of over
1,000 specimens of the coins and other forms of money
including photographs from the National Museum and
leading private collections that have circulated in Siam
and its tributary states up to the Fifth Reign. This work
includes an extensive study of the metallic composition of
most specimens conducted either by Energy Dispersive
X-Ray Fluorescence (ED-XRF) tests and/or Inductively
Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) tests to
determine the exact chemical composition of the coins.
The book also discusses the diagnostic features of
genuine coins along with those of known counterfeits and
how to detect them. The acknowledgements cite many
major collections, museums and institutions that mmade
their collections available: the Bank of Thailand Museum,
the National Museum of Thailand and the Royal Thai Mint
Museum to name just a few.
For more information regarding the IAPN please visit its
website.
Obituaries
Jean-Paul Divo (1937-2014)
N Luxembourg-ville, Jean-Paul stait passionn ds
son enfance pour les monnaies. Quittant le Luxembourg
et des amis fdles Roman Probst et Raymond Weiller
il sinstalle Londres de 1958 1962 et travaille chez Sea-
by. Il rejoindra ensuite la banque Leu et, en 1977, fonde
successivement deux maisons de vente, en partenariat,
Spink-Taisei, puis Hess-Divo, quil abandonne fn 2001
pour prendre sa retraite. Il
quitte alors galement la
prsidence de lAssociation
Internationale des Numis-
mates Professionnels, la
tte de laquelle il avait t
lu en 1997, aprs en avoir
t le secrtaire et lditeur
de son Bulletin durant prs
de 20 ans.
Paralllement ses activi-
ts professionnelles, il me-
nait de front une activit de
chercheur, publiant sans
relche, monographies et
articles, dont il serait trop
long de donner la liste, depuis Die Taler der Schweiz en
1966 jusqu une Numismatique de Thann quil na mal-
heureusement pas vu paratre.
Aprs 2001, vivant entre Pozzo (Tessin) et Paris, mari
en secondes noces avec Franoise Page, qui partageait
sa passion, Jean-Paul a eu plus de temps pour travailler
au Cabinet des mdailles, dont il a publi le Catalogue
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Georges Le Rider (27/1/1928 - 3/7/2014)
The numismatic
community and the
International Nu-
mismatic Council
mourn the pass-
ing of the great
scholar Georges
Le Rider in Givors
(Rhne) on July 3
rd
.
He was one of the
most outstanding
scholars of ancient
Greek numismatics
of our time, Pre-
sident of the INC
(1973-1979) and
Honorary Member
since 1986. He was also the kindest and most generous
of colleagues. An obituary will be published in Compte
Rendu 61 (2014).
Carmen Arnold-Biucchi (President of the INC)
des monnaies suisses (RSN 2007). Son livre sur les
Mdailles de Louis XV, crit en collaboration avec son
pouse, donne galement une large part aux collections
du Cabinet. Nous avions plaisir nous retrouver au
Grand Colbert, mais je voudrais voquer le djeuner chez
Clmentine quil avait organis en mon honneur pour
ma retraite en novembre 2013. Il tait dj afaibli, mais
ce tmoignage destime et damiti quil avait souhait
mofrir est le dernier souvenir que je garde de lui, celui
dun homme passionn, curieux de tout, aimable, dont le
sourire et lrudition nous manquent.
Michel Amandry
Michel Prieur (1955-2014)
La disparition prmature de Michel Prieur laisse un
grand vide dans le paysage numismatique franais et
international. Prsident de la socit cgb.fr, dont lactivit
dbordante ne lui valait pas que des amitis, il tait fru
de tout, mais je ne voudrais voquer ici que sa passion
pour les ttradrachmes syro-phniciens. Cest comme
cela que nous nous sommes connus et nous avons en
1987 co-sign un article Nouvel apport ltude des
ttradrachmes svriens de Laodice paru dans la RBN.
La possibilit de travailler sur la collection du Cabinet
des mdailles, que je lui avais fait connatre, a men
son ouvrage de rfrence, A type corpus of the Syro-
Phoenician tetradrachms and their fractions from 57 BC
to AD 253 (CNG, Lancaster et Londres, 2000). La base de
donnes impressionnante quil nourrissait constamment
tait la disposition des chercheurs et jai une dette
immense envers lui, car, sans cet outil, je naurais pas pu
raliser dtude de coins des ttradrachmes de Trajan et
dHadrien frapps en Cilicie et Antioche pour le Roman
Provincial Coinage III ( paratre, 2015). Michel pestait
volontiers contre la lenteur des scientifques publier leur
matriel et son grand regret est de navoir jamais pu avoir
accs au trsor de Mampsis, dcouvert en 1966, fort de
10321 pices, dont 8275 ttradrachmes, pour la plupart
svriens. Mais force est de constater quil avait raison,
car prs de 50 ans aprs, cette publication na toujours
pas vu le jour !
La mise en ligne par cgb.fr de cette base sera un bel
hommage sa mmoire.
Michel Amandry
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The INC Annual Travel Grant 2015-2016
Following article 1 of the constitution, to facilitate cooperation among individuals and institutions in the feld of
numismatics and related disciplines, the INC ofers for 2015/2016 a travelling scholarship of 3.000 and a grant-
in-aid of 1.000.
Applicants must be less than 35 years old on December 31st 2014, and be engaged on or intending to undertake
an important numismatic research project. The recipients will be able to visit foreign coin cabinets or other centers
of numismatic research, to study material and to develop contacts with other scholars.
Applications in Spanish, English, French, German or Italian should be sent to the Secretary of the INC, Dr. Michael
Alram, Mnzkabinett, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Burgring 5, A-1010 Wien, postmarked by March 1st, 2015, and
include:
1) a curriculum vitae, with a list of publications, a detailed plan of research with travel itinerary
2) a reference from a numismatic specialist who is or will be supervising the work
3) a recommendation from a member of the INC (an honorary member or the responsible ofcial of a member
institution, but not a member of the INC Committee).
The Committee of the INC will award the scholarship and the grant-in-aid at its meeting in 2015 after examining
the applications in consultation with specialists from the INC or others if necessary.
En vertu de larticle 1 des statuts, pour faciliter la coopration entre individus et institutions dans le domaine de
la numismatique , le CIN accorde pour lanne 2015/2016 une bourse dun montant de 3 000 et une aide la
recherche plus rduite de 1 000 .
Les candidats doivent avoir moins de 35 ans au 31.12.2014 et avoir en cours ou en projet une recherche numisma-
tique importante. La bourse permettra de travailler dans des cabinets ou dautres centres de recherche trangers,
dy tudier le matriel et de nouer des contacts avec dautres spcialistes.
Les candidatures doivent tre adresses au Secrtaire de lINC, Dr. Michael Alram, Mnzkabinett, Kunsthistoris-
ches Museum, Burgring 5, A-1010 Wien avant le 1er mars 2015 (date de la poste) avec:
1) curriculum vitae, titres et travaux, programme prcis du voyage et plan de travail ;
2) attestation dun spcialiste acceptant de superviser le travail ;
3) recommandation dun membre du CIN (un membre honoraire ou le responsable dune institution-membre,
lexclusion des membres du Bureau du CIN).
Le Bureau du CIN attribuera la bourse et la subvention lors de sa runion de 2015 aprs examen des dossiers par
des experts, de prfrence membres du CIN.
Les dossiers et attestations peuvent tre rdigs dans lune des cinq langues suivantes : allemand, anglais, es-
pagnol, franais, italien.
Gemss Art. 1 ihrer Constitution to facilitate cooperation among individuals and institutions in the feld of
numismatics and related disciplines vergibt der Internationale Numismatische Rat fr das Jahr 2015/2016 ein
Reisestipendium in Hhe von 3000 und eine kleinere Subvention von 1000 .
Bewerben knnen sich junge Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler bis zu 35 Jahren (Stichtag 31.12.2014),
die eine grsseres numismatisches Forschungsprojekt in Arbeit haben oder planen. Das Stipendium soll dazu die-
nen, Mnzkabinette und andere numismatische Forschungsttten in anderen Lndern zu besuchen, das Material
zu studieren und Kontakte mit anderen Wissenschaftlern zu knpfen.
Bewerbungen in deutscher, englischer, franzsischer, italienischer oder spanischer Sprache sind zu richten an
den Sekretr des INR, Dr. Michael Alram, Mnzkabinett, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Burgring 5, A-1010 Wien.
Beizufgen sind:
1) ein Lebenslauf mit Nachweis des Studiums, ein Schriftenverzeichnis, einen Arbeitsplan sowie die geplante
Reiseroute,
2) das Gutachten eines in der Numismatik erfahrenen Wissenschaftlers, der die Arbeit betreut hat oder betreuen
wird, und
3) die Empfehlung eines Mitgliedes des INR (eines Ehrenmitgliedes oder eines/r Verantwortlichen eines Mnzka-
binettes oder Institutes, der/die kein Mitglied des Bros des INR ist).
Termin fr die Bewerbung ist der 1. Mrz 2015 (Datum des Poststempels). Die Entscheidung ber die eingegan-
genen Bewerbungen trift das Bro des INR nach der Beurteilung durch Sachverstndige aus dem Kreis der Mit-
glieder des INR, in Ausnahmefllen auch durch andere Experten, an der Jahressitzung 2015.
La bourse annuelle du CIN 2015-2016
Das Reisestipendium des INR 2015-2016
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Visto larticolo 1 dello Statuto, agevolando la cooperazione tra individui e istituzioni nel campo della numisma-
tica e delle scienze afni. l INC ofre per il 2015/2016 una borsa per viaggi di studio di 3000 e un contributo
di 1000 .
I candidati non dovranno aver superato i 35 anni di et alla data del 31.12.2014 e dovranno essere gi coinvolti o avere
intenzione di intraprendere un importante progetto di ricerca numismatica. I vincitori potranno visitare gabinetti numis-
matici stranieri o altri centri di ricerca numismatica, studiare materiali e stringere contatti con altri specialisti.
Le domande di partecipazione - redatte in spagnolo, inglese, francese, tedesco o italiano - dovranno essere invia-
te alla Segreteria dellINC, Dr. Michael Alram, Mnzkabinett, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Burgring 5, A-1010 Wien,
entro e non oltre il 1 marzo 2015 (far fede il timbro postale) e comprendere:
1) Curriculum Vitae, con un elenco delle pubblicazioni, i dettagli del progetto di ricerca e litinerario di viaggio; 2)
una referenza da parte di uno specialista in numismatica che sia gi o che sar il supervisore del lavoro; 3)
una lettera di raccomandazione di un membro dell INC (un membro onorario o il responsabile ufciale di un Isti-
tuzione afliata, a esclusione dei membri del Consiglio dellINC)
Il Consiglio dellINC assegner la borsa di studio e il contributo nel corso della sua riunione del 2015, dopo aver
esaminato le domande di partecipazione avvalendosi anche della consultazione - se necessario - di specialisti
dellINC o di altre istituzioni.
Borsa di studio annuale INC 2015-2016
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International Numismatic e-Newsletter (INeN) No 17, July 2014. Electronic Newsletter of the INC / CIN
ISSN 1662-1220
Editors
Sylviane Estiot, HISOMA (Histoire et sources des mondes antiques) UMR 5189-CNRS, Maison de lOrient et de la
Mditerrane, Lyon (France)
Pere Pau Ripolls, Departament de Prehistria i Arqueologia, Universitat de Valncia, Valncia (Spain) for the Interna-
tional Numismatic Council INC / Conseil International de Numismatique CIN.
Segn el art. 1 de los estatutos, para facilitar la cooperacin entre individuos e instituciones en el campo de la
Numismtica y disciplinas afnes el CIN ofrece para 2015/2016 una bolsa de 3000 y una ayuda de 1000 .
Los solicitantes deben ser menores de 35 aos en 31 de diciembre de 2014 y tener en curso o en expectativa un
proyecto importante de investigacin numismtica. Los receptores podrn visitar gabinetes numismticos extran-
jeros u otros centros de investigacin, para estudiar materiales y establecer contactos con otros investigadores.
Las solicitudes, en espaol, ingls, francs e italiano, deben enviarse al Secretario del CIN, Dr. Michael Alram,
Mnzkabinett, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Burgring 5, A-1010 Wien, antes del 1 de marzo de 2015 (fecha de co-
rreo), con: 1) Curriculum vitae, con la lista de publicaciones y un detallado plan de investigacin con el itinerario
de viaje; 2) una referencia de un especialista numismtico que sea o ser el supervisor del trabajo; 3) una reco-
mendacin de un miembro del CIN (un miembro honorario o un responsable ofcial de una institucin miembro,
pero que no forme parte del Comit del CIN).
El Comit del CIN conceder la beca y la ayuda en su reunin de 2015, despus de haber examinado las solici-
tudes consultando a expertos del CIN y de otras instituciones si fuera necesario.
Beca de estudio anual CIN 2015-2016