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14th Numismatics Symposium

On 26th and 28th September, 2013 at the National History Museum of Moldova there was held the 14th Numismatics Symposium organized in collaboration with the Institute of Archaeology „Vasile Pârvan” of the Romanian Academy from Bucharest and the Numismatic Society from the Republic of Moldova. The current edition was dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the Moldavan Leu.

This event was attended by numismatics specialists and collectors from Germany, Romania, Belarus, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine and Republic of Moldova. 33 papers were presented at the Symposium. Seven of these were focused on ancient numismatics including one paper dedicated to the coins from Tyras (E. Turovskij, Sevastopol, E. Kolesnicenko, Odesa), the other to Roman coins. There were papers of synthesis such as the contribution regarding Roman coins discovered on Republic of Moldova’s territory (M. Dima, București), papers analyzing actual problems and research perspectives of Roman coins in the area of the East-European Barbaricum (K. Myzgin, Harkov) and the problems concerning the period and the penetration ways of Roman coins in Belarus (V. Sidarovicz, Minsk). 18 presentations were dedicated to various problems connected to medieval numismatics. Of these, are remarked those concerned with Golden Hoard emissions, coins issued by Wallachia and Moldova, ottoman coins from 16th-18th cc. and West-European numismatics. There were also presented papers on phaleristics and heraldry.

All presentations are important contributions to the field of numismatics and the study of monetary circulation on the territory of Moldova from oldest times to present, to regional economic history and valorification of monetary discoveries.

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On September 28th, 2013, was organized a visit at „A.S. Pușkin” Museum from Chișinău and „Moșia Ralli” Museum House from v. Dolna, Strășeni.

The programme and paper abstracts can be found here.

Main sponsor of the Symposium was BC Victoriabank S.A.



Independent Moldova
Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic
Bessarabia and MASSR between the Two World Wars
Bessarabia and Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in the Period between the Two World Wars
Revival of National Movement
Time of Reforms and their Consequences
Abolition of Autonomy. Bessarabia – a New Tsarist Colony
Period of Relative Autonomy of Bessarabia within the Russian Empire
Phanariot Regime
Golden Age of the Romanian Culture
Struggle for Maintaining of Independence of Moldova
Formation of Independent Medieval State of Moldova
Era of the
Great Nomad Migrations
Early Middle Ages
Iron Age and Antiquity
Bronze Age
Aeneolithic Age
Neolithic Age
Palaeolithic Age


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