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The Chronicle of the Numismatic Section of the Commission
on Archaeology of the Polish Academy of Sciences
(Krakow Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences) (2017)
In 2017, as in the previous year, the Numismatic Section of the Polish Academy
of Sciences’ Commission on Archaeology had a staff of eleven members: the
chairman of the section, Dr. hab. Jarosław Bodzek (Institute of Archaeology of the
Jagieł Ionian University, Krakow; National Museum in Krakow); Prof. Wiesław
Kaczanowicz (Institute of Archaeology of the University of Silesia in Katowice);
Prof. Aleksander Krawczuk (retired, Jagiellonian University, Krakow); Prof. Janusz
A. Ostrowski (retired, Jagiellonian University, Krakow); Prof. Maciej Salamon
(Institute of History of the Jagiellonian University, Krakow); Prof. Stefan Skowronek
(retired, Pedagogical University, Krakow); Prof. Joachim Śliwa (retired, Jagiellonian
University, Krakow); Prof. Zenon Woźniak (retired, Polish Academy of Sciences,
Krakow); Prof. Marcin Wołoszyn (Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the
Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow; University of Rzeszów); Prof. Marek Jan
Olbrycht (Institute of History of the University of Rzeszów); and Dr. hab. Agata
Aleksandra Kluczek (Institute of History of the University of Silesia in Katowice).
Over the course of 2017, the Numismatic Section held three meetings. The
venue was the main auditorium of the Emeryk Hutten-Czapski Museum in Krakow
(a division of the National Museum in Krakow), at 12 Piłsudski Street. The papers
delivered during these sessions concerned subjects from the fields of ancient and
medieval numismatics. Altogether, the sessions were attended by as many as thirty-
two people.
On March 21, 2017, Dr. Adam Degler (Ossoliński National Institute, Wrocław)
and Dr. Kyrylo Myzgin (University of Warsaw) delivered a lecture titled “Zbiór
Benesza. Prawdziwe znaleziska czy mistyfikacja?” (Benesz’s Collection. Real Finds or
a Hoax?). Here, the authors presented the results of their research on Ernest Benesz’s
coin collection, which, as of 1937, makes up part of the collections of the Archaeological
Museum of Krakow. Suggestions were also given as to how the authenticity of old
coin finds can be determined. Fifteen people took part in the session.
On April 19, 2017, Dr. Thomas Faucher of the Institut de Recherche sur les
ArchcoMATeriaux (La Centre national de la recherche scientifique and the Universite
d’Orleans, France) delivered a lecture titled “Making a Mint: the Ptolemaic Coinage