Lucia Travaini

Lucia Travaini (born 1953) is an Italian numismatist, archaeologist, and academic. She is Associate Professor of Medieval and Modern Numismatics at the University of Milan.


Travaini studied archaeology at the Sapienza University of Rome. She worked for the Soprintendenza Archeologica, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, and at the National Roman Museum. From 1992 to 1998, she was a senior research associate to Philip Grierson at the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge. In 1998, she returned to Italy to join the University of Milan. She also taught at her alma mater between 2002 and 2005.[1][2][3][4]


In 2012, Travaini was awarded the Medal of the Royal Numismatic Society, one of the highest awards for numismatists.[5] In 2014, she was awarded the Prix Duchalais by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres for her book Le zecche italiane fino all'Unità (published 2011).[6] In 2016, she was elected an honorary member of the Royal Numismatic Society of Belgium.[7]

Selected works

  • Travaini, Lucia (1995). La Monetazione nell'Italia normanna (in Italian). Rome: Istituto Storico Italiano per il Medioevo.
  • Grierson, Philip; Travaini, Lucia (1998). Medieval European coinage: Medieval European Coinage: Volume 14, South Italy, Sicily, Sardinia: With a Catalogue of the Coins in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521582315.
  • Travaini, Lucia (2011). Le zecche italiane fino all'UnitĂ  (in Italian). Roma: Libreria dello Stato, Istituto poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato. ISBN 978-8824013338.


  1. ^ "Travaini, Lucia". Numismatic Who's Who. CoinsWeekly. 27 January 2016. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  2. ^ "Curriculum Vitae - Lucia Travaini" (PDF). UniversitĂ  degli studi di Milano. 2017. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Medieval European Coinage". The Fitzwilliam Museum. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Lucia Travaini". Dipartimento di Studi storici (in Italian). UniversitĂ  degli Studi di Milano. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  5. ^ "The Society's Medal". The Royal Numismatic Society. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Prix 2014". (in French). Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Membres honoraires – Honoraire leden". 1 December 2017. Retrieved 19 November 2018.

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