American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society

Harry W. Fowler Memorial Lecture: "The Miracle of Roman Monetary Stability"

by Prof. Kevin Butcher, Department of Classics and Ancient History, Warwick University

8 July 2011

5:30 pm Reception
6:00 pm Lecture

75 Varick Street, Floor 11
New York NY 10013

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About the Lecture The lecture will raise the question of why the Roman currency system apparently remained stable for such a long time (and whether that apparent stability is real.)

About the Lecturer Prof. Butcher’s research interests include Greek and Roman coinage, particularly the civic and provincial coinages of the Roman empire; and the Hellenistic and Roman Near East, particularly coastal Syria and Lebanon. He is currently working on a three-year AHRC-funded project in collaboration with Dr. Matthew Ponting of the University of Liverpool, investigating the metallurgy of Roman imperial and provincial silver coinages from Nero to Commodus, and will shortly begin work on the Cambridge Handbook to Roman Coinage. He is also interested in the application of social theories in archaeology, particularly with regard to material culture and the ancient economy. He has worked on several excavation projects in the Mediterranean and published the coin finds from several major ancient sites, including Nicopolis ad Istrum in Bulgaria and Beirut in Lebanon.