Roman coinage conference

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10 March 2021
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The American Numismatic Society will hold a three-day conference on the Coinage of the Roman Provinces before Provincial Coinage from 23-25 March.

The three-day conference, co-sponsored by the ANS and the Ph.D. Program in History at the Graduate Center, The City University of New York, will offer a numismatic and historical overview of each region represented by the coins in the R.B. Witschonke Collection.

A spokesperson for ANS said: 

'The Roman Provincial Coinage series offers an incomparable tool for the study of the coinages issued in the Roman provinces and client kingdoms from the age of the Civil Wars onward, but does not include the local production in those regions in the preceding decades.

The 4,000 coins included in the R.B. Witschonke Collection at the ANS, mainly dating from the second and the first century BCE, provide the prologue to the study of Roman Provincial coinage. Most of the specimens are of great historical and numismatic value, as they illustrate the gradual transition from distinct to compatible monetary systems in the Mediterranean basin.

'While exhibiting an extraordinary variety in appearance and weight, the coins of the collection tell the tale of a partial convergence toward the Roman monetary system before the inception of the so-called Roman Provincial coinage in the second half of the first century BCE.' 

For program details, speakers, schedule and to register, go to numismatics.org/witschonke

The conference is free of charge and will be held virtually. 


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