Metallurgy in Numismatics Conference

  • 19-20 avril 2022
  • En présentiel (Liverpool) et en distanciel (envoyer un email à


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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. »

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