CONF: Judaea and Rome in Coins

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An International Conference

13 & 14 September 2010

A two-day conference with the theme Judaea and Rome in Coins, 65 BCE to 135
AD, will be held at the premises of Spink and Son Ltd. in London on Monday
13th and Tuesday 14th September 2010.

This event, co-ordinated by David Jacobson, Nikos Kokkinos and Philip
Skingley and co-sponsored by the Institute of Jewish Studies at University
College London (UCL), follows two previous London conferences (‘The World of
the Herods and Nabataeans’ in 2001 and ‘Herod and Augustus’ in 2005), which
were successful events and have become reference points.

The period covered spans the Roman conquest of Judaea by Pompey through to
the last major Jewish uprising against Roman rule under Simon Bar-Kokhba,
and encompasses the birth of Christianity. The past few decades have seen
considerable advances in numismatic scholarship dealing with this period,
partly stimulated by archaeological exploration and numerous coin finds,
which have shed new light on the historical events and associated political,
social and economic issues. We should like to use this conference to
exchange views and analyse the fresh developments from new perspectives.

Well-known experts in the fields of Roman and Jewish numismatics will be
delivering lectures in four sessions over two days, these are:

Michel Amandry, Dan Barag, Julian Bowsher, Andrew Burnett, Kevin Butcher,
Ted Buttrey, David Hendin, David Jacobson, Morten H rning Jensen, Nikos
Kokkinos, Larry Kreitzer, Kenneth Lonnqvist, Sam Moorehead and Danny Syon.

Hospitality in the form of buffet lunches and refreshments will be provided.
The Conference Proceedings will be published.

A small related exhibition will be on display in the Spink showrooms for the
duration of the Conference and a visit to the British Museum is scheduled
where a further related exhibition is planned.

The cost of participation for the four sessions is 80 or 50 for full-time
students. To register your interest in this event please contact Philip
Skingley at Spink and Son Ltd., 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B

Tel. +44 207 563 4045 / Fax. +44 207 563 4068 or email: pskingley AT

Due to limitations of capacity it is important to register your intention to
attend early. A 25% deposit payable now will secure a place on a first-come
first-served basis. Budget accommodation in University student halls of
residence is expected to be available to attendees. If you require such
accommodation, please indicate this in your registration of interest, but
this needs to be notified before the end of the year.

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