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With many major institutions, Germany is one of the most important countries in the study of monetary history.

Römisch-Germanische Kommission des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Frankfurt.

Römisch Germanische Kommission logo Founded by the Institute in 1902, the Commission (with its own statutes) is accommodated in a building erected near the Palmengarten by the city of Frankfurt. The Commission has the task of carrying out research on prehistory and early history and to promote and publish principally on Old Europe from the earliest periods to the Middle Ages. In the course of this, it works closely with universities, museums and monument organizations and maintains active contacts with corresponding international research institutes. The Ingolstadt branch, set up in 1981, is responsible for research in Manching and in middle Bavaria during the Roman period. › Website

David Wigg Wolf Dr David WIGG-WOLF(b. 1956) 1984 to 2008 researcher on the pioneering German project on monetary history, Fundmünzen der Antike. Since 2008 senior researcher at the Römisch-Germanische Kommission des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts.

Main fields of study: Iron Age, Roman and Early medieval coin finds and monetary history; the networking and integration of information systems. › Personal Page › Personal Page

Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg.

Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg logo The University of Freiburg was founded in 1457 as a classical comprehensive university, making it one of the oldest higher education institutions in Germany. Successful in the Excellence Initiative, the university also boasts an illustrious history with numerous Nobel Prize recipients. Brilliant scholars and creative thinking distinguish it today as a modern top-notch university well equipped for the challenges of the 21st century.

As an organization with over 21,000 students, 150 degree programs, and more than 5,000 employees, the University of Freiburg is committed to family friendliness, equal opportunity, and environmental consciousness in its day to day operations. › See letter of support (.pdf) › Website

PD Dr Sitta von REDEN PD Dr Sitta von REDENFirst, Sitta von Reden studied economics and history at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, then at the Free University of Berlin and the University of Cambridge Classical Studies and History. She prepared a PhD dissertation Studies in Market and Exchange in Ancient Athens in Ancient History at the University of Cambridge. The completed dissertation in 1993 was honored by the Hellenic Foundation in Oxford. Following several years of teaching and research activities at various British universities, she had her habilitation in 2005 at the University of Augsburg on Money in 3rd-century BC Egypt and then taught as a lecturer in ancient history at the University of Augsburg, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster and the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich.

Since 1 April 2010 she is professor of Ancient History with a focus on greek history at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. › Personal Page

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