Patara. C. 400 BC.
AR Hemidrachm. the second known example.
Alexandria. Trajan, 98-117.
AE Drachm. Unicum.
Guglielmo Gonzaga, 1538-1587.
AR Grosso 1550.
Sofia Numismatic School 2023
The Sofia Numismatic School is launching a numismatic seminar which will take place in Sofia from 12th-16th September 2023 on the topic “Ancient Coinages: Theory and Practice (focusing on Thrace and the Black Sea Region)”.
Thrace and the Black Sea Region is an intensive crossing point of peoples, cultures, roads, and processes. The area provides the researchers with an exceptional opportunity to examine various ancient pre-monetary forms and coinages. Due to this, the Sofia Numismatic School (SN School) joins the tradition of organizing Numismatic seminars by choosing a focus, particularly on this area.
By introducing the participants to the historical context and the research concepts on the chosen region, the lecturers will concentrate on the numismatic materials, the technical work with them and their interpretation as historical sources. The exploration of the theoretical base of Numismatics will be combined with practice on specimens representing diverse numismatic concepts and forms.
The SN School aims to support young researchers to acquire and develop further expertise in Ancient Numismatics. The seminar will also concentrate on the implementation of innovative digital methodology and the concept of Digital Numismatics. Within its program, the participants will explore and elaborate on their potential to support the research of traditional numismatic questions and to open new study horizons.
Another accent of the SN School is the opportunity for young researchers to study and collaborate with leading international lecturers and to meet and exchange experiences with graduate and postgraduate students from different educational systems. The application deadline is 31st May 2023.