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June Training Day and Warwick Numismatics Day


We are pleased to announce the upcoming training sessions brought to you by the Money & Medals Network and the Warwick Department of Classics and Ancient History.

MMN Training Day – 15/06/2023 (10:00 – 17:00)

Join us at Warwick for the MMN Training Day as we provide unique, hands-on learning opportunities to develop your skills in coin identification, cataloguing, as well as storage and display techniques for coin collections. Participants will gain practical knowledge from experienced professionals in the field of numismatics. There will also be a numismatic round table where attendees can discuss and exchange ideas on current issues and challenges in the field.

MMN Training Day Programme (FAB 2.23 and 2.01)

9:45-10:10: Check-in and tea & coffee

10:10-10:30: Welcome and introduction to MMN Classics Dept. FAB 2.23 and 2.01(Campbell Orchard, Suzanne Frey-Kupper)
10:30-12:00: Training Session I: coin identification FAB 2.23 ( C. Stannard, A. Brown, C. Orchard, Frey-Kupper)
12:00-13:00: Lunch break
13:00-14:30: Training Session II: coin storage and exhibition FAB 2.23 ( S. Frey-Kupper, C. Orchard, K. Butcher)
14:30-14:45: Afternoon tea
14.45-15.45: Numismatics Round Table
16:00-16:50: Keynote on Dies, Transfer Dies, Punches, and Hubs ( Clive Stannard)
16:50-17:00: Closing remarks

Refreshments and drinks will be provided, only limited spaces are available.

Warwick Numismatics Day – 16/06/2023 (9:00 – 17:30)

We are also excited to announce the return of the Warwick Numismatics Day, which serves as an excellent platform for showcasing current research as well as for developing new ideas, methodologies, and networks.


This year's theme is on imitation coinage, referring to coins deliberately made to resemble genuine coins, but not produced by the official minting authorities. Such coins can be a source of important historical and cultural information, shedding light on issues such as local economic conditions, political affiliations, and artistic styles. Imitation coinage can be found from various historical periods and in various parts of the world, making it a fascinating area of study for numismatists and historians alike.

Warwick Numismatics Day Programme (FAB 2.25):

Chair: Suzanne Frey-Kupper

10.30-10.50: Welcome and coffee

10.50-11.00: Introduction

11.00-11.50: Keynote paper -Imitations and imitative coinages in Antiquity with focus on Central Italy (Clive Stannard - Brussels & Warwick)

11.50-12.10: Imitative coinages in Italy as a prelude to Augustan quadrantes? (Suzanne Frey-Kupper - Warwick)

12.10-12.30: Discussion

12.30-13.30: Lunch

Chair: Clare Rowan

13.30-2.00: Small coins, big implications? (Kevin Butcher - Warwick)

2.00-2.30: Imitations of Caesarea Maritima (Nathalia Kristensen - Warwick)

2.30-3.00: Syrian imitation coins: types, die links and attributions (Andreas Kropp - Nottingham)


3.00-3.30: Discussion

3.30-4.00: Tea break

Chair: Kevin Butcher

4.00-4.30: Usurpers and commemoratives - the importance of site finds: the Roman sanctuary of Uley and its imitations of Magnentius’ Chi-Rho SALVS issues (Susan Walker - Warwick)

4.30-5.00: Identifying Constantinian base metal copies in Romano-British coin hoards (AD 330-341) through compositional analysis with pXRF (Naomi Rubinstein - Liverpool)

5.00-5.30: Final discussion and closing remarks

This year's conference is organised by Campbell Orchard and Suzanne Frey-Kupper. Our plenary speaker is Clive Stannard, Brussels, Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Warwick.

Sponsored by the Warwick Humanities Research Centre.

For any enquiries please email