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Alexandria in Nummis – International Symposium in Lugano 2024

The Circolo Numismatico Ticinese (CNT) presents the program to the international symposium “Alexandria in Nummis” dedicated to the Roman Imperial Coinage of Alexandria (30 BC – AD 298).

The symposium will see the participation of the leading experts in this field and will also serve as the occasion to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the landmark text for the study of Alexandrian coins: Die alexandrinischen Münzen. Grundlegung einer alexandrinischen Kaisergeschichte, published in Stuttgart in 1924, by Joseph Vogt (1895-1986), one of Germany’s foremost classical scholars.

The symposium will take place in Lugano, Switzerland on 20th & 21st of September 2024. The session will be hold in Ex-Asilo Ciani, viale Carlo Cattaneo, 6900 Lugano.

The symposium will be hold on occasion of the the 100th anniversary of Joseph Vogt’s important publication.

The symposium will be hold on occasion of the the 100th anniversary of Joseph Vogt’s important publication.


Friday, 20th September 2024 – 1st Session, Chairman: Adriano Savio

  • 9:00 – Symposium Opening: Welcome to speakers & participants
  • 9:30 – Michel Amandry: Le monnayage Alexandrin conserve dans les collections publiques Francaises
  • 10:00 – Nicola Barbagli: Imperatori ad Alessandria. La rappresentazione del potere imperiale sui rovesci delle monete Alessandrine
  • 10:30 – Break
  • 10:50 – Christopher Howgego: The coin hoards of Roman Egypt in context
  • 11:20 – Angelo Geissen: Antoninus Pius in Alexandria, einige Bemerkungen zu Prägungen des Kaisers aus der Münzstatte der Stadt
  • 11:40 – Bernd Klesper – Angelo Geissen: Untersuchungen Über Kleinbronzennominale der Münzstätte Alexandria während der Hochphase der römischen Kaiserzeit
  • 12:00 – Discussion
  • 12:30 – End of 1st session. Lunch (Free time for participants)

Friday, 20th September 2024 – 2nd Session, Chairman: Angelo Geissen

  • 14:30 – Bernhard Woytek: The typology of Trajan’s coinage in Alexandria.
  • 15:00 – Giovanni Maria Staffieri: La sfinge di Gizah nella monetazione Alessandrina.
  • 15:30 – Sandra Matthies: Severische Frauen in der Alexandrinischen Münzprägung.
  • 16:00 – Break
  • 16:30 – Andrew Burnett: What does the Alexandrian coinage of Elagabalus and Severus Alexander contribute to our understanding of the history of their reigns?
  • 17:00 – Adriano Savio: La monetazione Alessandrina di Pescennio Nigro.
  • 17:30 – Discussion
  • 18:00 – End of 2nd session
  • 19:00 – Gala Dinner (Program to be further communicated)

Saturday, 21st September 2024 – 3rd Session, Chairman: Andrew Burnett

  • 9:30 – Johann Chapoutot: Joseph Vogt and the reception of antiquity in Germany 1918–1945
  • 10:00 – Gilles Bransbourg: Debasement and the search for silver in the later second century
  • 10:30 – Break
  • 11:00 – Tomaso Maria Lucchelli: “Che accettino ogni moneta eccetto quelle false e adulterate”: Sulla presenza di monete contraffatte nell’egitto romano.
  • 11:30 – Discussion
  • 12:00 – Final remarks by Francois De Callatay. End of symposium.

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