The FLAME (Framing the Late Antique and early Medieval Economy) project involves an international group of scholars investigating the process of change in the economy of the Mediterranean and surrounding regions during the transitional period from antiquity to the early Middle Ages in the Byzantine, Islamic and European spheres and while using coinage as a proxy. It is a project of the Princeton University Numismatic Collection. This site allows project participants to post their research results and exchange observations among themselves. At present it is also open on a read-only basis with the understanding that the material posted here represents the unedited and unpublished work of the participants and is not to be cited or otherwise used without their permission.

The FLAME project will hold its first conference to conclude its first stage (minting) at Princeton, 29-30 April, bringing together our participants and several experts to discuss our results in a broad context. At the same opportunity we will also provide a preview of our work on the second stage (circulation). For more information, please email Lee Mordechai at lmordech <at> princeton.edu. 

For our participants:

To access our personalized database with your Google account (used to access this site), please click here, or on the coin below. 

The minting video is currently on YouTube and can be freely used.