Casa Italia | Italian Cultural Center - 3800 Division Street Stone Park, IL 60165

A token for your thoughts: The Lost and Rediscovered World of Token Use in Ancient Sicily

presented by Dr. Antonino Crisà
Tokens are a common replacement for money in modern culture, whether we’re using them to access hotel parking garages or our kids are plunking them into arcade games. But did you know that tokens date back thousands of years? Dr. Antonino Crisà of Warwick University in England will showcase their use in Sicily during the reigns of ancient Greece and Rome at a special presentation at Casa Italia in June. He will then trace their use all the way to modern Sicily, where tokens are still used to gain access to festivals and civic events. he will conclude his presentation with observations from his new book on the history of Sicilian archeology. Dr. Crisà is on an international tour sponsored by European Union’s World Heritage program.
6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 27
Florentine Room, Italian Cultural Center at Casa Italia
1621 N. 39th Ave., Stone Park
Light refreshments will be served.
Admission is free, but reservations are request.
To reserve your seat, email us at or call 708-345-5933.
Sponsored by the Sicilian Heritage Museum at Casa Italia