Round Table of DAMIN in Copenhagen: Mints, Technology, and Coin Production

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April 23, 2015 – The Round Table will take place on 28-29 May 2015 in Copenhagen, in cooperation with the National museum of Denmark. This Round Table will focus on the questions of mints, technology, and coin production.

The development in minting techniques and in the demand for coins of good quality was massive through the industrial revolution and during the creation of nation-states and new monetary infrastructures in the 18th-20th centuries. The massive increase in the coin production’s quality and quantity due to the industrialized mints led to new possibilities and were everywhere put to use in the monetary.

Room: Cinema

28 May

09.15-09.30 Opening
Michael Andersen: Welcome
Georges Depeyrot: DAMIN
Michael Märcher: Practical information

09.30-12.00 Chair: Michael Andersen

09.30-10.00 Ivar LEIMUS: International contacts of the Tallinn mint masters in the 16-17th c.

10.00-10.30 Viktors DABOLINS: The curious case of mintmaster of Riga city Jost Haltermann (1660-1663)

10.30-11.00 Coffee break

11.00-11.30 Claudia JEFFERIES: Selective adoption of mining and minting technological innovations in Hapsburg Mexico: Centralist policy or exchange rate management strategy?

11.30-12.00 Dennis FLYNN: Monetary Theory versus Credit Theory in Monetary History.

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.00-16.30 Chair: Line Bjerg

13.00-13.30 Rahel ACKERMANN: Archaeology of an early modern mint: Haldenstein GR, Switzerland

13.30-14.00 Gitte Tarnow INGVARDSON Two 17th Century War Hoards from Todarp (South Sweden)

14.00-14.30 CAO Jin: Mints and Minting in Late Imperial China: Technology, organisation, and problems

14.30-15.00 Coffee break

15.00-15.30 Rita MARTIN DE SOUSA: Minting Techniques and the Quality of Coins produced in the Lisbon Mint House (18th-19th centuries)

15.30-16.00 Ursula KAMPMANN: Minting made in Germany, Trends in the Coin Producing Industry of Today

16.00-16.30 Seán KENNY and Jason LENNARD: Monthly Estimates of the Monetary Base in the United Kingdom, 1841-70


29 May

09.00-12.00 Chair: Helle W. Horsnæs

09.00-09.30 Hedi SAIDI L’histoire des monnaies en Tunisie: une présence ancienne et variée

09.30-10.00 Ekaterina SVIRINA: Denomination of coins and paper money in the Russian Empire during the end of the 18th – 19th century: some historical peculiarities

10.00-10.30 Jens Christian MOESGAARD: Medieval coining tools from Lund, Scania (present day Sweden)

10.30-11.00 Coffee break

11.00-11.30 Matthias MORYS: Latin Monetary Union coinage in South-East Europe between European aspirations and economic reality

11.30-12.00 Katerina BREGIANNI: Classical revivals in contemporary European banknotes and coins; cultural interconnections and monetary homogenization

12.00-12.30 Svein GULLBEKK: Concluding remarks

13.00- Lunch

The proceedings will be published in the Collection Moneta in summer 2015.

Everyone is welcome to attend the presentations in the cinema, but you will need to sign up by mailing Michael Märcher before 20 May 2015.

More information on DAMIN and the topics of the Round Table you may find on the website of DAMIN.