April 1st-2nd, 2019

International Workshop: Weight Standards in the Eastern Mediterranean in Archaic and Classical Times

One of the more perplexing problems we face as students of Archaic and Classical coinage at times is the determination of the precious metal weight standard used to produce a coinage and its denominational structure.

The aim of the workshop is to define the best practices and to find suitable definitions for weight standards in order to create IDs for the standards and the denominations. Generating these IDs, we hope, will allow for more consistent and standardized cataloguing in the major cabinets and also be an aid for creating extensive typologies. The workshop will take place at the Corpus Nummorum on April 1–2, 2019 and will be jointly hosted by the American Numismatic Society, the Münzkabinett Berlin and the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. A warm welcome to all participants!

Author: Ulrike Peter