Coinage in Imperial Space

KRAkOW, 28 JUNE - 2 JULY 2017





On 28th June to 2nd July 2017 the Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, the National Museum in Krakow and the University of Oxford are organizing a conference entitled: Coinage in Imperial Space. Continuity or change from the Acheamenid to Hellenistic kingdoms?

International experts will investigate and discuss the transition from the monetary practices of the Persian Empire to those of the Macedonian Successor Kingdoms. The point of departure is the second book of the pseudo-Aristotelian Oikonomika, which famously divides economies into four types: Royal (βασιλική), Satrapal (σατραπική), Civic (πολιτική) and Personal (ἰδιωτική). As a theoretical examination of the nature of economies in the ancient Greek world it is all but unique. The administration of coinage, for the author of this treatise, belongs solely in the realm of the King – this presupposition raises a number of questions which scholars specializing in the coinage of particular regions of Greece, Egypt, Near East and beyond as well as economic history will seek to tackle.


Provisional Programme                                                                                                                           

The provisional Scientific Programme, with a list of all the papers which will be presented at the Coinage in Imperial Space, is now available.

Speakers & Abstracts

We are pleased to present a full list of 23 speakers who will present their lectures during the conference. The list of speakers, their biographies and abstracts of their talks can be found here.

Patronages and Sponsorships

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New sponsors and support

It is our pleasure to announce that the conference Coinage in Imperial Space has received a considerable support from the Municipality of Krakow and the Mayor of Krakow - Jacek Majchrowski!

Our event has also been greatly supported by Warsaw Numismatic Centre for which we are very grateful! To learn more about this extraordinarily experienced Polish professional numismatic company, please, click here.

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Metalodlew, Prymat and ETQA in support for CIIS

We have a great pleasure to announce three further companies that have generously supported Coinage in Imperial Space: 

Metalodlew SA offers one-off unit casts, short series manually formed in sand forms, made of several dozen types of cast steel (up to 15 mg), cast iron (up to 25 mg), non-ferrous metal alloys, with various mixes depending on shape and weight. Apart from producing casts for industry, Metalodlew SA also produces art castings. The company is recognizable not only on the Polish market, but also worldwide. You can learn more about it here.

Prymat Comapny is the leading producer of spices in Poland, supplying products of the highest quality, and the quantity and quality leader in the single spice and spice mix segments, as well as the quantity leader in the overall powdered spice market in Poland, defined as seasonings, single spices and spice mixes. Please, find out more about the company here.

ETQA (European Transport Quality Assortment) food service is a company offering food supply of the highest quality in the fastest time possible. It operates within four voivodships in Poland and the business is constantly expanding. We do encourage to visit company's website and to use it services!

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Updated provisional conference programme

The provisional Scientific Programme has been updated and is available here. We would like also to welcome two new speakers: Aneurin Ellis-Evans and Jonathan Kagan with their talk entitled: Persian Bimetallism: Fixed or Fluid?

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Künker Auction House and IAPN support CIIS

We are delighted to anounce that Künker Auction House and International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN) have generously supported conference Coinage in Imperial Space!

Künker Auction House since 1971 has been a guarantee for gold- and coin merchandising with tradition and principle. The family firm is a European market leader in coin auctions, with more than 250 successful auctions and more than 10,000 customers worldwide. To learn more about the company, please, visit its website.

International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN) was founded in 1951 in Geneva. Today more than 114 numismatic firms are in membership, situated in all five continents and twenty-three countries. These professional numismatists will be pleased to help you with any questions you have concerning your collection of coins, medals, tokens, paper-money or decorations. To learn more about it, please, click here.

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Final Programme

The final conference programme has been uploaded, please, check it out here!