Congresses and Meetings

International Conference- Monete frazionate. Aspetti economici, questioni cronologiche, quadri regionali’ (September 16-17, 2019).


In preparation for the International Conference MONETE FRAZIONATE. ASPETTI ECONOMICI, QUESTIONI CRONOLOGICHE, QUADRI REGIONALI (Milan, 16th-17th September 2019) the Organizing Committee invites numismatists, archaeologists, university lecturers, researchers, scholars, and staff of Superintendencies and Scientific Research Institutes and other bodies to submit poster proposals related to the theme of this event.

The Conference is focussed on a particular category of coins, those that were deliberately cut into two or more portions while in circulation, so as to create two or more coins, in periods of insufficient supply by mints of smaller value coins. The phenomenon has been mainly studied for the late Roman Republic and the early Empire, but it is also widespread in other cultural areas and date ranges.

There is a need to address the question of coin-cutting with up-to-date analytical methods, above all on the basis of the detailed documentation produced by the most recent stratigraphic archaeological excavations, which alone can provide reliable chronological indications. It also seems advisable to broaden the scope of the investigation as much as possible, both with regard to date (for example: late Roman, Byzantine, medieval and modern periods) and geographically speaking, so as to define regional frameworks which can then be assembled to obtain an overall picture, in which there are differences and similarities between zones.

The Proceedings of the Conference – including the texts of the posters presented – will be published in the second issue (2020) of the scientific journal “Dialoghi di numismatica. Protagonisti, prospettive, ricerche”, published by the University of Salerno.

Posters might report results that have emerged from completed or ongoing research projects, data from unpublished stratigraphic surveys, or recent numismatic discoveries.

Poster proposals (see Appendix A) must be sent to the e-mail address not after April 30th 2019, and must include: title, author(s) name(s) and institution(s), together with a brief abstract (maximum 500 words and two illustrations with captions) and be written in one of the following languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish or German.

The Scientific Committee will evaluate the proposals received on the basis of quality, analytical approach, originality and degree of relevance to the themes of the Conference, and – if the number of requests should be higher than can be accommodated – order of arrival. The outcome will be communicated to all interested parties by May 30th 2019. Authors of posters that are accepted must register for the Conference and pay the registration fee of 40 euro, by bank transfer, no later than June 30th 2019 to the Dipartimento di Scienze del Patrimonio Culturale dell’Università degli Studi di Salerno, current account IBAN IT71D0200876210000102457929 – BIC CODE UNCRITM1NH1, UniCredit Banca; motive: DNum moneta frazionata, iscrizione convegno name and surname, DISPAC. The registration fee includes: participation in the meetings and coffee breaks, the meeting bag and folder, and a certificate of participation. The posters, in printed form and drawn up according to the guidelines supplied (see Appendix C), must arrive no later than September 1st 2019 at the following address:

Dott.ssa Elena Spalla
Dipartimento di Storia, Archeologia e Storia dell’Arte UNIVERSITA’ CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE Largo Gemelli 1
20123 Milano

It is advisable to send posters by courier or registered post with delivery receipt. If you choose to send a poster by regular mail, it is advisable to check its arrival by contacting the Organizing Secretariat (dott.ssa Elena Spalla).

Posters will be displayed continuously during the meeting. A print of the abstracts will be given to all registered participants. For each poster, the presence of a presenter (the author or one of the co-authors, excluding those who already appear as speakers) must be guaranteed.

The Società Numismatica Italiana – Onlus has promoted an award for the best poster presented during the Conference. The prize consists of a subvention of € 200.00, accompanied by a medal celebrating the 125th anniversary of the founding of the “Società Numismatica Italiana”.

More information here.