16 December 2019 Start
17 December 2019 End
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Tokens: The Athenian Legacy to the Modern World

16-17 December 2019

Workshop at The British School at Athens, 16-17 December 2019

Keynote speakers: Quinn DuPont and John H. Kroll

This workshop forms part of ‘Tokens and their Cultural biography in Athens from the Classical Age to the End of Antiquity’ project, a MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE action under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No AMD-794080-2.

Workshop Programme

Monday 16th December 2019

1.30-2pm Registration

2-2.30pm Welcome Mairi Gkikaki (University of Warwick)

Session 1: Communication, community and social cohesion

2.30-3pm Tragic tokens: Sophoclean symbola in context

Patrick Finglass (University of Bristol)

3-3.30pm Symbola in the polis life

Mairi Gkikaki (University of Warwick)

3.30-4.30pm Coffee

Session 2: ‘Breaking the code’: the cryptic character of tokens

4.30-5pm Nike on Hellenistic lead tokens: Iconography and meaning

Martin Schäfer (Archaiologiki Etaireia)

5-5.30pm Athenian clay tokens: New types, new series

Stamatoula Makrypodi (University of Athens)

5.30-6pm A New Type of Roman Period Clay Tokens from Jerusalem

Yoav Fahri (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)

6-6.15pm Break6.15-7pm Keynote Address by John H. Kroll (University of Texas at Austin)

The Corpus of Athenian Tokens: 150 Years of Expansion and Study from Postolakas to the Present

From 7pm onwards: Reception


Tuesday 17th December 2019

Session 3: Political devices of the participatory democracy 

10-10.30am Tokens and Tribes: an Iconographic Overview

Daria Russo (University of Rome Tor Vergata – University of Heidelberg)

10.30-11am Tokens and Corruption in Fourth Century BC Athens

Alessandro Orlandini (University of Milan)

11-11.30am Symbola and Political Equality in Classical Athens

James Kierstead (Victoria University of Wellington)

11.30-12am Coffee

12-12.45pm Keynote Address by Quinn Dupont (University College Dublin) The Social Order of “Crypto” Communities

1-2.30pm Lunch

Session 4: New Finds

2.30-3pm Tokens from the Koile Area

Olga Dakoura-Vogiatzoglou (Ephory of Antiquities of the City of Athens)

3-3.30pm New Hellenistic and Roman clay tokens from Sicily through local identities, museum and archival Research

Antonino Crisà (Ghent University)

3.30-4.30pm Coffee

Session 5: Athenian tokens in the world of the Eastern Mediterranean

4.30-5pm Contextualising Athenian Tokens

Clare Rowan (University of Warwick)

5-5.30pm Lead tokens in Graeco-Roman Egypt: A Reassessment of Dating and Purpose

Denise Wilding (University of Warwick)

5.30-6pm Alexander the Great’s images in the post-Alexander world: The evidence of Greek and Roman tesserae (1st–5th centuries AD).

Christian Mondello (University of Warwick)

6-6.15 Break

6.15-6.30pm Thanks and Farewell