Congresses and Meetings

Conference on numismatic antiquarianism

Numismatic antiquarianism through correspondences (16th-18th centuries)


31st of May-1st of June 2017

Rome, Academia Belgica – Via Omero, 8


9h                Welcome of participants

9h30            Welcome address by Wouter Bracke (director of the Academia Belgica) and François de Callataÿ

10h              Alain Schnapp, Le rôle de l’antiquaire à l’âge moderne (keynote lecture)

10h40-11h    Coffee pause

First session (chair: Bernhard Woytek)

11h               Daniela Williams, Collecting forgeries to train the eye: fake coins in 18th century numismatic correspondence.

11h30          Guy Meyer, Sur les différents moyens de reproduire les monnaies (plomb, souffre, etc.).

12h             Michiel Verweij, Speaking about manuscripts. Unpublished works in correspondence.

12h30          Johan van Heesch, The Missing Caesar. Inventing coins for Otho.

13h-14h30   Lunch

Second session (chair: Martin Mulsow)

4h30          Federica Missere Fontana, Di vizi e di virtù. Di Pertinaci e di Didii, di Pescennii e di Gordiani.

15h           John Cunnally, Two Centuries of Collecting, Describing, and Explaining Contorniates.

15h30        Ute Wartenberg, The English tradition of archaeological hoard recording  in 17th century England.

15h30-16h    Coffee break

16h30          Andrew Burnett, Queen Elizabeth and the Twelve Caesars: a forgotten correspondence.

17h              End of the session

Thursday June 1st , 2017

Third session (chair: Andrew Burnett)

9h30          Ursula Kampmann, The network of a collector: the Schellenberg example.

10h            Elena Vaiani, Peiresc and the coins through his correspondence.

10h30-11h   Coffee break

11h             Maria Cristina Molinari, The story of Francesco Gottifredi’s unpublished book through the analysis of the letters of his contemporaries.

11h30        Marco Callegari, About books and coins: the letters of Charles Patin to Giulio Antonio Averoldi between 1679 and 1693.

12h         Jean Guillemain, La mauvaise réputation de Jean Hardouin à travers les       correspondances numismatiques.

12h30-14h    Lunch

Fourth session (chair: Ute Wartenberg)

14h           Manuela Mayer, Antiquarianism and the “Republique des médailles”: some examples from Göttweig Abbey, Lower Austria (ca 1720-1740).

14h30       Bruno Callegher, « … e non vi vien voglia di venir a veder tante gran cose  delle quali son certo che ne resterete pago?”. Fortunato Mandelli (1728-1797):  collections et correspondances numismatiques.

15h            Bernhard Woytek, Publishing the “Doctrina Numorum Veterum”: the evidence from Eckhel’s correspondence and other contemporary documents.

15h30-16h    Coffee break

16h           Jonathan Kagan, Unpublished numismatic material in the Kagan Collection New York from the Renaissance through the Napoleonic period: manuscripts, letters and drawings.

16h30      Martin Mulsow, Numismatic Antiquarianism: Coins from the Ancient East in Early Modern Europe.

17h         End of the session