The 9th congress focuses on the topic of borders through the aspect of money.
The International Numismatic Congress in Croatia, which is held every three years in a different location, aims to promote the history and cultural heritage through scientific and professional papers in the field of numismatics, which are then published in the accompanying Acta numismatica Proceedings. On the occasion of the Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture project, the 9th congress (INCC 2020) will be held in Rijeka, and it is thematically linked to the exhibition programme of the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka Borders – Between Order and Chaos. The exhibition is focused on rethinking the different aspects of borders, especially those that, in the past, directly impacted the lives of the people living in the border area. Money is one of those aspects.
In the past, the area of the city of Rijeka was often divided into different administrative and political entities and established as a border zone with distinct political and economic circumstances that also impacted on the emergence of specific forms of financial transactions. In certain historical periods, almost all the parts of the present-day territory of the Republic of Croatia were affected by similar circumstances, and therefore the present day numismatics shows numerous examples of money issued for the border area. However, special manufacturing for borders and border areas can be traced back to Antiquity, through the Middle Ages to Modern Times, and this money can also be analysed through the topic of borders. Very similar situations and numismatic material can be found in all historical periods throughout the European continent, where the issues of borders and reflections on their impact on everyday life are very topical. At the congress, the authors reflect on the topic of borders by analysing numismatic material from all historical periods – from ancient times to the present day.