B2: Impressing images: The aesthetics of coins during the Roman Empire

Drawing on methods of analysis from the field of visual culture, Project B2 focuses on the development and elaboration of iconographies and circumscriptions of Roman coins from the Imperial Era. It aims at critically questioning the assumed regularity of imperial coin images by taking into account the tension between established aesthetic norms and their transgression. In doing so, it will examine the potential levels of reception that led to their creation, and, for the first time, comprehensively analyse the relation of text and image. In the context of the CRC, the project will paradigmatically investigate the link between principles of creative design and social practice.


principal investigator:

Juniorprof. Dr. Stefan Krmnicek


Michele Lange



International Workshop ‘Kamingespräche zur antiken Münzästhetik zwischen Eigenlogik und Funktion, 9 December 2019, 3 - 6 p.m. 

The workshop is hosted by project B2 and will be held in Room 165 (Ernst von Sieglin-Room) in Hohentübingen Castle (Burgsteige 11), on 9 December 2019 from 3 to 6 p.m.

You will find further information on the workshop's schedule here: