For the fourth time, FLAME sponsored a panel covering its current work at Kalamazoo. FLAME’s director Lee Mordechai (SESYNC and Hebrew University of Jerusalem) presented on “Economy and Environment in Late Antiquity: Coin Circulation and Destructive Disasters”; Merle Eisenberg (Princeton University) presented on “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Imitations: The Creation of Visigothic Coins”; and Andrei Gandila (Univ. of Alabama-Huntsville) presented on “Failure in the Balkans: Economic Crisis and the Collapse of the Danube Frontier (ca. 582–615)”. As in previous years, our panel was very well attended and was followed by stimulating discussion.
FLAME’s work was also presented in additional panels – the project’s Chair, Alan Stahl (Princeton), presented FLAME’s work in the Dumbarton Oaks panel Topic in Byzantine Numismatics in a talk entitled “Mints and Circulation in the Justinianic Era”.