Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Barcelona, ​​center of production of monetary scales (18th-19th centuries)

Sep 14, 2022, 11:40 AM
20m
Auditorium Maximum - Hall D

Auditorium Maximum - Hall D

Speaker

Albert Estrada-Rius (Gabinet Numismàtic de Catalunya / Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya )

Description

The paper proposes an approach to modern monetary metrology through the study of Barcelona as a manufacturing center of scales to weigh currency. To this end, the unpublished documentation from the Farriols workshop in Barcelona, now kept in the Gabinet Numismàtic de Catalunya (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya), will be examined . The workshop and a shop were founded in the 18th century and continued to operate during the 19th century, always in the hands of the same family. A study will be made of the unpublished documentation, the activity of the workshop examined in the context of guilds, public interventionism of the Bourbon municipality officers and the material needs of currency control.

Primary author

Albert Estrada-Rius (Gabinet Numismàtic de Catalunya / Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya )

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