NAAC2007 Conference News

The Association`s second biennial conference, NAAC2007, was held at the Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies, Macquarie University, 23 – 25 November 2007, immediately following the Noble Numismatics Sale.

Plenary speakers

Dr Ken Sheedy, Opening plenary session, In the shadow of empires; the coins and portraits of Alexander and his successors
George Dean, Australian value-stated, service and amusement tokens and check pieces
Dr Richard Doty, The industrialization of money: crises, responses, success and failure
Charles Farthing, The demise of the Stuart dynasty through a sequence of contemporary medals
Dr Peter Lewis, Coins and early Christian history
Dr Stephen Mulligan, Coinage of the Libyan Revolt
Dr Hugh Preston, Images in the Roman World
Associate Professor Mark Stocker, The Empire strikes back: the coinage, medal and stamp designs of Bertram Mackennal

Session speakers

Ron Bolden, The confessions of a coin cleaner
Dr Paul Donnelly, The 1879 Sydney International Exhibition collection in the Powerhouse Museum
Lauren Horne, The provincial coinage of Mark Antony
Professor John Melville-Jones, `A common Hellenic coinage┬┤
Del Parker, The design of Irish coins
Professor John Pearn, The `wreath laureate┬┤, a universal theme in numismatics
Robert Tonner, The Portcullis coinage of Elizabeth I for use in the East Indies
Fiona Tweedie, The Coinage of the Italia during the Social War
Nicholas Wright, Gods at the crossroads: non-Greek religious iconography on the coins of the Hellenistic Levant

Nicholson Museum viewing

Dr Nicholas Hardwick, Honorary Associate in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Sydney, conducted a viewing of ancient coins at the Nicholson Museum for NAAC2007 registrants, on Wednesday 21 November 2007 from 2.00-4.30pm.