Seminar with Lilia Dergaciova
At 30th of May dr. Lilia Dergaciova, senior researcher at the Centre of Archaeology, Institute of Cultural Heritage of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, delivered a paper “New Data on Recently Discovered Siliqua Coin Hoards from Moldova” at the PhD seminar on ancient numismatics of prof. Aleksander Bursche at the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw. The presentation included rare imitations of siliquae of unknown provenance, which were widely discussed.
For some 15 years the number of barbarian imitations found on the territory of Moldova has dramatically arisen. Dr Dergaciova has agreed to collect all necessary data concerning them for the purposes of the IMAGMA project.
INC Statement on Cultural Property
The International Numismatic Council has released the following statement on cultural property:
"The INC condemns the illegal excavation of numismatic objects and theft, looting or destruction of any kind, since such activities destroy valuable historical information. At the same time, it recognizes the importance of collecting by museums as well as by private collectors. Collectors and collections have an important role to play in the preservation of information about coins, archaeological contexts, or hoards found before and after 1970. The INC encourages all of its members to publish their holdings, to take care to establish the history of their objects, and to make such information available to scholarship." (source: http://inc-cin.org/statement-about-cultural-property.html)
Interrogating the 'Germanic': A Category and its Use in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, May 12-15, 2016, York, UK
At the conference organised by the University of York, David Wigg-Wolf delivered a paper “Barbarian coins, elite identites and the birth of Europe” (together with Aleksander Bursche) in the session “Interrogating the ‘Germanic’ in Visual Culture”.
The conference provided an ideal opportunity to present the IMAGMA project and to engage in discussion with colleagues working from in fields. The results of work by Aleksander Bursche and Kiril Myzgin on the origins of gold coinages struck outside of the Empire in the northern Barbaricum attracted particular attention. It became clear that these coinages can make an important contribution to understanding concepts of identity and the 'Germanic' among the groupings who lived to the north of the Limes in Late Antiquity.
Seminars with Fabien Pilon
On March 14th 2016 Dr. Fabien Pilon (UMR 7041 Arscan, équipe GAMA / association La Riobé, France), who excavated the Roman mint workshops at Châteaubleau, Seine-et-Marne, France, delivered papers at two seminars at the University of Warsaw.
Fabien Pilon (centre) with Barbara Wagner, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Warsaw
Seminar with Matthew Ponting
On April 4th 2016 Dr. Matthew Ponting FSA (University of Liverpool) delivered a paper “The scientific analysis of Roman silver coinage” at the PhD seminar on ancient numismatics of prof. Aleksander Bursche at the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw.
Matthew Ponting (left) with Aleksander Bursche
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