February 28, 2013 – The Royal Numismatic Society of Belgium has decided to organize, in close collaboration with the Coin Cabinet of the Royal Library of Belgium, one-day conferences on the coinage and the monetary history of the Low Countries. These will take place every three years in alternation with the colloquia of the Coin Cabinet. The theme of the first conference on Friday May 24th 2013 will be Coin Use and Coin Circulation in the Low Countries during the Middle Ages (7th to 15th centuries).
You are cordially invited to attend this meeting that will take place in the Lucien de Hirsch-Conference Room in the Coin Cabinet of the Royal Library of Belgium (conveniently situated near the central Railway station of Brussels).
This meeting is open to all and free of charge. Please confirm your attendance (by May 3th) as the number of participants is limited via email. There will be the possibility to have a light lunch upon reservation (10 euros, please RSVP when you confirm your attendance). A self-service cafeteria (no reservation required) is also at hand.
9.15: Welcome / Johan van Heesch
9.30: The circulation of sceattas in the southern Low Countries / Wybrand Op Den Velde
10.00: Nouvelles recherches sur les monnaies d’or de Louis le Pieux et leurs imitations frisonnes / Guillaume Sarah
11.00: Fabrication et circulation monétaires en Flandres et Artois v. 880-v. 950. L’apport des trouvailles scandinaves / Jens Christian Moesgaard
11.30: The beginning of regional currencies in the Netherlands, Belgium and the lower Rhinelands in comparison (9th to early 12th centuries) / Peter Ilisch
12.00: La circulation des petits deniers dans les Pays-Bas (fin XIIe-début XIVe siècles): Monnaies locales, régionales ou internationales? / Sergio Boffa
14.00: The impact and imitation of the gros tournois / Marcus Phillips
14.30: Turning from France to the Empire. The shift of the Low Countries from an Anglo-French currency region to an Electoral-Imperial currency region in the fifteenth century. / Peter Spufford
15.30: Privileged labour. Coinage and corporation in the Southern Low Countries (13th-16th centuries) – Gepriviligeerde arbeid. Muntslag en corporatie in de Zuidelijke Nederlanden van de 13de tot de 16de eeuw / Erik Aerts
16.00: The accounts of the bailiffs in the county of Flanders: an alternative source for the study of coin possession in the late Middle Ages (14th-15th century) / Hannes Lowagie
For further information please visit the website of the Royal Numismatic Society …
… or of the Coin Cabinet of the Royal Library.