Coinage and Economy of the Early Medieval Mediterranean:
A Colloquium

26-27 September 2019
@ American Numismatic Society, New York City

This international Networks and Neighbours (N&N) colloquium, supported generously by The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, is the result of collaboration between Visigothic scholars in the US and with the American Numismatic Society (ANS).

The ANS collection of Visigothic coins is the largest in the world, comprised of over 900 imitative, pseudo-imperial and Visigothic gold pieces. This colloquium gathers scholars to NYC to work together for a few days with the renowned ANS collection and address questions relating to the currency. Speakers and guests will consider problems of materiality, identity, images and art, economy, minting, metallurgy and mining, as well as pertinent political, religious and cultural matters of Iberia and the broader Mediterranean economy in the Visigothic period.

The aim of the colloquium is to generate new conversations on the numismatic evidence of the early middle ages and especially of Visigothic Iberia across disciplines and from a diverse, international perspective. From that, we, as scholars of the period, can collectively work to elicit fresh analyses and historiographies which highlight the coins, economy, imagery, minting and associated archeological finds.

The results of the colloquium will be published by N&N, with Punctum Books, as an open-access edited volume, subject to the regular double-blind peer-review process.

The colloquium, as with all N&N events, is entirely fees-free and open to all.

N&N would like to thank The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation for their generous support of this colloquium and its research.