On 28th June to 2nd July 2017 the Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University in Cracow, the National Museum in Cracow 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.
The provisional Scientific Programme, with a list of all the papers which will be presented at the Coinage in Imperial Space, is now available.
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.