„All that glitters...: Contributions to Greek numismatics“

September 16th, 2010 – On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition “All that glitters...: A Belgian contribution to Greek numismatics”, the Belgian School at Athens and the Numismatic Museum of Athens organize a conference at the Numismatic Museum of Athens, which will be held on September 30th.

The exhibition and conference are organized under the auspices of the Belgian Presidency of the European Union.

Opening speeches by H. E. Pierre Vaesen (Ambassador of Belgium in Greece) and Ms. Despoina Evgenidou (Director of the Numismatic Museum).

Presentation of the exhibition and conference: Francois de Callatay and Panagiotis Iossif.

The unique tetradrachm of Aitna possibly the most precious ancient coin worldwide (Francois de Callatay / Royal Library of Belgium).

Athenian Tetradrachm Coinage of the First Half of the Fourth Century B.C. The Evidence of Sicilian Hoards (John H. Kroll / Oxford University – University of Texas, Austin)

Who minted those owls – Metallurgical analyses of Athenian-styled tetradrachms found in Israel (Haim Gitler, Matthew Pontin, Oven Tal / The Israel Museum – University of Liverpool – Tel Aviv University)

Why imitated? Mechanisms and modes in the production of non-Athenian owls (Peter van Alfen / ANS)

New bronze obverse dies from Egypt: Rethinking the question of Athenian imitations (Andy Meadows / ANS)

The Nicophon Law (SEG 26.72) and the Athenian Imitations (Selene Psoma / University of Athens)

A Review of New Style Silver Coinage of Athens (Eva Apostolou / Numismatic Museum Athens)

A Statistical Model for Studying Hoards: The Seleucid case (Panagiotis Iossiv / Belgian School in Athens – University of Liège and Petr Vesely – Prague)

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