Metallurgy in Numismatics Conference – Liverpool, 19th-20th April 2022

Registration is still open – email!

Attendance will be a mixture of online and in-person. Zoom details for online attendees will be circulated shortly. The venue for those wishing to attend in-person is: The University of Liverpool, Arts Faculty Library, Abercromby Square, Liverpool.

Conference programme:

Tuesday 19th April
12:00-13:00  LUNCH
13:00-13:30Paul Craddock Metals and Coins
13:30-14:00Maria Guerra  On the two sides of the coins: Coin analyses to understand jewellery.
14:00-14:30Thomas Faucher and Alexandre BodetThe Frapper Monnaie project: Understanding die productivity in Greek and Roman world.
14:30-15:00Peter Northover  Metallurgy and the Mechanisation of Minting
15:00-15:30Patricia CarrizoArchaeometallurgical and manufacturing procedures: studies of two copper coins dates 1851 and 1853  (OL)
15:30-16:00Nicola GeorgeDisguising Debasement: Roman Surface Silvering Technologies in the Third-Century AD.
16:00-16:30George GreenElectron probe analysis of sectioned gold coins from antiquity: implications for cultural heritage research. 
16:30-17:00Jake Morley-StoneLate Iron Age Coin Pellet Production in Hertfordshire, Britain.
Wednesday 20th April
10:00-10:30Naomi RubinsteinWhen identity sits on the surface: using pXRF to identify Constantinian copies in Romano-British hoards [AD 330-341]
10:30-11:00Francis Alberade New geochemical tools for silver provenance and fluxes
11:00-11:30Tom ElliotA critical review of LA-ICP-MS and the analysis of ancient coins
11:30-12:00Camille BossavitSilver coinage production policies of Central Eastern Gaul (IInd-Ist centuries B.C.E.) : an analytical overview. (OL)
12:00-12:30Leisel Gentelli, Gil Davis, Haim Gitler, Janne-Blichert-Toft and Francis Alberade. The source of 5th century BCE ‘imitation’ owls in the Southern Levant. (OL)
12:30-13:00Fleur Kemmers and Sabine KleinStandardised or laissez-faire?  Bullion characterization and silver fineness of Greek federal coinages (5th-1st centuries BCE)
13:00-14:00  LUNCH
14:00-14:30Stephen Merkel, Angela Celauro and Jane KershawSilver, sulfur and salt: Experiments in Early Islamic silver extractive metallurgy
14:30-15:00Tom Birch, Alex Metcalf and Rasmus AndreasenSilver of the Abbasids: an investigation into the composition and provenance of North African Islamic dirhams.
15:00-15:30Arnaud Suspene, Maryse Blet- Lemarquand and Jeremy Artru.Archaeometrical analyses of Roman silver coins of the Augustan Age through LA-ICP-MS for the program MAN.
15:30-16:00David Wigg, Sabine Klein and Tim GreifeltThe sources of the metal of Roman denarii – A multi-isotope and elemental analysis approach
16:00-16:30Adrian HillierNon-destructively probing the core composition of coinages of the Mediterranean by using muonic X-ray
16:30-17:00Matthew Ponting and Kevin ButcherRACOM and Summing-up

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