2018 Trendall Lecture

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Taranto Hoard A Fabulous Archaic hoard of Greek Silver found in Italy or Fake News? The Mystery of the 1911 Taranto Hoard solved

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Date:
Tuesday 13 November 2018 06:00 pm until Tuesday 13 November 2018 08:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
Gillian Shepherd
+61 3 9479 2864; G.Shepherd@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
Kenneth A. Sheedy, Associate Professor, Director, Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies, Macquarie University
Type of Event:
Current Student: Undergraduate; Current Student: Postgraduate; Public
Cost:
$20

On the 22 of June 1911, a mass of silver coins, jewellery, silver ingots and miscellaneous silver items was found in a broken vase in the district of Nuovo Borgo in the Italian city of Taranto. It was quickly smuggled out of the country. Or so the story went. In 1927 the famous Italian archaeologist Paolo Orsi claimed that this was in fact no hoard but a concoction of false information put about by dealers- and his conclusion was supported by a Royal Inquest. But over a century later the truth is now coming to light.

Associate Professor Kenneth Sheedy was appointed the founding director of the Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies in 2000. He is also a member of the teaching staff of the Department of Ancient History and a member of the Ancient Cultures Research Centre. His fields of research and teaching are Greek numismatics, and the art and archaeology of Greece with emphasis on the archaic period. He has a special interest in the archaeology and history of the Cycladic Islands. He is currently preparing a new publication of the Taranto Hoard which will introduce previously unrecorded material.

Drinks and canapés will follow the lecture

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The Hellenic Museum

280 William St, Melbourne 3000

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