The Belgian School at Athens (EBSA), The European Center for Numismatic Studies (CEN –Bruxelles), The Netherlands Institute at Athens (NIA), The Scuola Archeologica Italiana di Atene (SAIA) and The Radboud University Nijmegen have organized the forthcoming numismatic conference
“Coins for the Gods, Coins for the Merchants. Economy of the sacred compared to the economy of profane”.
The conference focuses on different aspects of coins found in sacred contexts and aims, through an large variety of approaches, to examine the phenomenon of sacred/profane coinage.

It will take place on 24-25 October 2019, at the The Italian Archaeological School at Athens (Parthenonos 14, Athens).



09h00–09h30 Welcome of the participants

09h30–09h50 P.P. IOSSIF ‒ Defining the general outline of the conference


09h50–10h10 J.-M. DOYEN – Monnaies et lieux de culte : une archéonumismatique qui se cherche

10h10–10h30 F. de CALLATAŸ – Coin spatial distribution in Greek sanctuaries put in perspective with Iron Age and Roman sanctuaries 10h30–10h50 BREAK

2nd SESSION (1st part)

10h50–11h10 N. BOREK – Promethean Tricks: Bullion, coins, and hoards in Southern Italy and Sicily, c. 550–400 BCE

11h10–11h50 V. GRIGOROVA-GENCHEVA & L. GROZDANOVA ‒ Coin finds from sacred places in Pautalia, Thracia: offerings for health and fortune?

11h30–11h50 L. PAVLODOULOU – Dion: Coins found at the Sanctuaries of the sacred city of Macedonians

11h50–12h10 P. TSELEKAS & S. LIOULIAS –…ἀπὸ τῶνθυσίμων καὶ τοῦθησαυροῦ. Managerial practices in the sanctuaries in the Macedonian kingdom under the Antigonids

12h10–12h20 DISCUSSION

12h20–14h30 LUNCH

2 nd SESSION (2nd part)

14h30–14h50 M. IERARDI – Coins in the sanctuary of Demeter and Kore on Acrocorinth, Greece

14h50–15h10 E. ARGYROPOLOU & T. CHRISTOPHILOU – Coin finds from the Peloponnesian sanctuary of Zeus on Mt Lykaion, Arcadia

15h10–15h30 G. KAKAVAS & C. PAPAGEORGIADOU – Coins for the “initiates” and coins for the commoners 3

15h30–15h50 BREAK

15h50–16h10 L. De ANGELO LAKY – Coins as votive offerings in Greek sanctuaries: the case of the Zeus altar on Mount Lykaion, Arcadia

16h10–16h30 N. PETROPOULOS – The excavation coins from the sanctuaries of Trapeza and Profitis Ilias–Keryneia in Aigialeia (Achaea)

16h30–16h50 M.K. KALISCH – The coin finds from Olympia, Delphi, Isthmia and Nemea revisited

16h50–17h10 DISCUSSION



09h30–09h50 A. CHARAMI & S. DRENI – The coins from the Kabireion at Thebes. A preliminary report

09h50–11h10 V. ANTONIADIS – Objectifying faith: managing a private sanctuary in Hellenistic Delos

11h10–11h30 E. RALLI – Lead tokens with Alexander III’s portrait from the Adonis Kyrou collection

11h30–11h50 BREAK

11h50–12h10 A. TANRIÖVER – EΠΔΙΔΙΜΩΝ ΙΕΡΗ […]. The coin finds from the oracular sanctuary of Didyma

12h10–12h30 D. S. LENGER – Votive coins from Arpalık Tepe Cave Sanctuary

12h30–12h50 DISCUSSION

12h50–14h30 LUNCH


14h30–14h50 C. LAUWERS – Les monnaies de la Chapelle d’Obodas (Pétra, Jordanie)

14h50–15h10 B. CALLEGHER – Monnaies dispersées et trésors dans les églises et les monastères de la région syro-palestinienne entre le 5e et le 7e siècle : plus d’économie que de spiritualité

15h10–15h30 BREAK

15h30–15h50 L. CLAES – Coins for a save passing: The votive hoard of the river Aa (the Netherlands)

15h50–16h10 S. BETJES – The mint of Rome and the storage of dies

16h10–16h30 A.M. FELDMAN – Mercantilist thought in Byzantium

16h30–17h00 DISCUSSION