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Program of the 3rd Simone Assemani Symposium on Islamic Coinage

August 25, 2011 – At Sapienza University, Rome the third Simone Assemani Symposium on Islamic Coinage will be held from September 23 to 24. The topic is Umayyad Coinage in Context: from the late Byzantine and Sassanian time to the early 'Abbasid period (7th-8th century).
The program is scheduled as follows:

Friday, 23rd September 2011

Location: Sapienza, Via Principe Amedeo 182/b, first floor – Aula 1

9.00am: welcome by the Director of the Department of Oriental Studies, Prof. Matilde Mastrangelo

First session: Chairman Frédéric Bauden

09.15-9.45am
Andrea Gariboldi (Università di Bologna/Ravenna)
Aspetti di economia monetale nei documenti di Monte Mug. Con una appendice sui ritrovamenti di monete sasanidi, arabo-sasanidi e umayyadi in Tagikistan

9.45-10.15am
Giulio Bernardi (Numismatica Bernardi s.r.l – Trieste)
Un tremisse di transizione alla moneta arabo-bizantina

10.15-10.45am
Aisha Abuljadayl (King Saud University – Riyadh)
The Arab-Byzantine Coins During the Transitional Period

Break

11.00-11.30am
Frank Trombley (Cardiff University)
Some Greek and Bilingual Arab Byzantine Coins of Damascus and Emesa-Hims:  Iconography and Palaeography

11.30am-12.00pm
Djamal Khiri (University Centre Colonel Mohand Akli Oulhaj – Bouira)
Coins and Coinage (Arabo-Pers. sekka)

12.00-12.30pm
Aleksandr Naymark (Hofstra University – New York)
The Transitional Period in the East: Coinage and Monetary Circulation in Sogdiana from Qutaiba b. Muslim to Abu Muslim

12.30-12.45pm
Vladimir Belyaev & Vladimir Nastich & Sergey Sidorovich (Russian Academy of Science – Moscow)
The Coinage of Qara Khitay: a New Evidence

12.45-1.15pm
Mohamed Abd Elrahman (Ain Shams University – Al Abbasia – Cairo)
Arabic inscriptions on the Umayyad coins before the monetary reforms of Abd alMalik ibn Marwan

1.15-1.30pm
Discussion

Second session: Chairman Aleksander Naymark

3.00-3.30pm
Nikolaus Schindel (Austrian Academy of Sciences – Wien)
Umayyad Lead Coins

3.30-4.00pm
Mohamed Ghodhbane (Institut Superieur des Sciences Humaines – Tunis)
Un fels umayyade rare au nom de Tripoli (atrabulus): type, conjoncture et atelier

4.00-4.30pm
Vladimir Nastich (Institute of Oriental Studies – Moscow)
Early Islamic Copper Coinage of Transoxiana

4.30-5.00pm
Atef Mansour (Fayoum University – Al Fayyum)
A Mahdawi Title on the Coinage of the Revolutionaries in the Umayyad Period

Break

5.15-5.45pm
Nitzan Amitai-Preiss (Ben Gurion University – Beer Sheeba)
The Nature of Umayyad Inscriptions on Coins, Seals, Weights and Monumental  Inscriptions from Jund al-Urdunn and Jund Filsatin

5.45-6.15pm
Mohammad Younis (Faculty of Archaeology – Kiman Faris, Fayoum)
The Numismatic History of Fars in the early 'Abbasid period (AH 132-218/AD 750-833)

6.15-7.00pm
Discussion

Break

8.30pm
Dinner at Ristorante Cucina Pepe – Via Guglielmo Pepe 39 – 00185 Roma

Saturday, 24th September 2011

Location: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Sala Barberini

9.00am: welcome by the Prefect of the Biblioteca Vaticana, Mons. Cesare Pasini

Third session: Chairman Arianna D’Ottone

9.45-10.15am
Hana Ouaz (Musée National du Bardo – Tunis)
Les dénéraux et les estampilles arabes conservés au Musée de la monnaie de la Banque centrale de Tunisie

10.15-10.45am
Aladien Alchomary (University of Haleb / Sorbonne – Paris)
Les monnaies islamiques en Jezireh (Syrie): le trésor de Buseyra (Karkisia)

10.45-11.45am
Saïda Benchikh-Boulanouar (Université Badji Mokhtar – Annaba / Université Mentouri Constantine)
Panorama des sources épigraphiques et numismatiques algérienne de la période médiévale au XIXe siècle

Break

12.00-12.30pm
Marilì De Luca (Università di Palermo)
Sicilia islamica: nuove testimonianze numismatiche

12.30-1.00pm
Irakli Paghava (Independant Researcher – Georgia)
The First Islamic Coinage of Georgian Monarchs: Rediscovering the Specie of Davit IV the Builder (1089-1125), King of Kings and Sword of Messiah

Fourth session: Chairman Bruno Callegher

3.30-4.00pm
N. Doug Nicol (Independant Researcher – USA)
Some additions to a Corpus of Fatimid Coins

4.00-4.30pm
Frédéric Bauden (Université de Liège)
The oldest surviving treatise on Islamic coinage (Wak `'s Kit b al- arf wa-l-Naqd wa-l-Sikkah) and its contribution to the study of Umayyad and early Abbasid numismatics

4.30-5.00pm
Giancarlo Alteri (Keeper of the Medagliere della Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana)
Giuseppe Simonio Assemani tra manoscritti e monete orientali

5.00-5.30pm
Danilo Siragusa (Università di Torino)
La lotta contro il falso: critica e ricostruzione storica nel carteggio tra Rosario Gregorio e Simone Assemani

5.30-6.00pm
Piero Lucchi (Director of the Biblioteca Museo Correr – Venezia)
I segreti della Cattedra di S. Pietro di Castello a Venezia: un contributo poco noto di Simone Assemani

6.00-7.00pm
Discussion and conclusion

Break

8.30pm
Dinner at Ristorante Cucina Pepe – Via Guglielmo Pepe 39 – 00185 Roma
Department of Oriental Studies Dipartimento di Storia e Culture dall’Antichità al Mondo Contemporaneo

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