Authors

Michel Amandry

Michel Amandry was Director of the Cabinet des Médailles of the Bibliothèque nationale de France from 1991 to 2013, having begun his career at the Cabinet in 1978. Since 2006, he also was Directeur d’études at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, fourth division.

He studied classics at the University of Strasbourg; he received his PhD at the University of Paris Sorbonne. His distinctions include: the award of the Silver Medal of the Royal Numismatic Society, the Huntington Medal of the American Numismatic Society and the Légion d’Honneur. He was the President of the French Numismatic Society (2015-8) and of the International Numismatic Commission (2003-2009).

His work has focused on four areas: Roman Provincial Coinage; the coinage of Rome, at the end of the Republic; coin hoards from Gaul and Cypriot coinage.

Roger Bland

 

Roger Bland retired in 2015 from the British Museum, where he was Keeper of the Department of Britain, Europe and Antiquities and founded the Portable Antiquities Scheme; before that he worked in the Department of Coins & Medals as curator of Roman coins. He is currently President of the Royal Numismatic Society and in writing volume IV.3 of Roman Imperial Coinage (Gordian III to Aemilian). His book Hoards and Hoarding in Iron Age and Roman Britain (with 10 other authors) is published by Oxbow in April 2020

Maryse Blet-Lemarquand

 

Maryse Blet-Lemarquand is a CNRS research engineer and member of the IRAMAT – Centre Ernest-Babelon (UMR 5060, CNRS / university of Orléans). She is specialized in the scientific analysis of ancient non-ferrous metallic objects and coins especially, and currently participates in different research projects in history through coinages and in archaeometallurgy.

Laurent Bricault

 

Laurent Bricault received his PhD in Egyptology from the University of Paris Sorbonne and is currently Professor of Roman History at the University of Toulouse Jean-Jaurès. He is the chief editor of the series Bibliotheca Isiaca and he has published extensively (more than twenty books and a hundred of papers), mainly on Isis studies and cultural transferences between Egypt and the Hellenistic and Roman world.

Andrew Burnett

Andrew Burnett was Deputy Director of the British Museum from 2002 to 2013, having begun his career at the Museum in 1974 in the Coins and Medals department as Research Assistant. He went on to become Deputy Keeper in 1990 and Keeper in 1992.

He studied Ancient History and Philosophy at Balliol College in Oxford; he received his MA from Oxford in 1979 and his PhD at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. His distinctions include: his election as a Fellow of the British Academy in 2003; the award of the Silver Medal of the Royal Numismatic Society, the Jeton de Vermeil of the French Numismatic Society and the Huntington Medal of the American Numismatic Society. He was appointed a CBE by the Queen in the New Year’s Honours of 2012, and an Honorary Professor of University College London in 2013. 

He was the President of the Royal Numismatic Society (2013-18), of the Roman Society (2008-2012) and of the International Numismatic Commission (1997-2003). His work has focused on five areas: Roman Provincial Coinage; the early coinage of Rome, in the 3rd century BC; coin hoards from Roman Britain; and the history numismatics in Britain, c. 1500-1750.

Kevin Butcher

Kevin Butcher is a professor in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick.

He received his PhD from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, in 1990, and taught archaeology and ancient history at the American University of Beirut from 1995 to 2007. He is the author of numerous works, including Roman Provincial Coins: An Introduction to the Greek Imperials (1988) and Coinage in Roman Syria (2004). He is Principal Investigator on a 5-year ERC project, ‘Rome and the Coinages of the Mediterranean’ with Dr Matthew Ponting of the University of Liverpool and Dr Adrian Hillier of the ISIS Neutron and Muon Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

Dario Calomino

Dario Calomino is Research Fellow in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick. He is also Visiting Academic in the Department of Coins and Medals at the British Museum, where he worked for six years from 2012 to 2017, initially as a Newton Research Fellow and subsequently as a Project Curator. 

Dario studied Archaeology at the University of Padua and received his PhD in Ancient History at the University of Verona in 2009. Before moving to the UK, he worked as a numismatist in various Italian museums and he currently collaborates with the Roman National Museum to publish its collections of Roman Provincial coins.

He is author of Defacing the Past. Damnation and Desecration in Imperial Rome (2106), and co-editor of Studies in Ancient Coinage in Honour of Andrew Burnett (2015). He was a member of the Council of the Roman Numismatic Society in 2013-2016 and is currently a member of the Council of the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies in London.

Fabrice Delrieux

 

Fabrice Delrieux is gratuated from the University of Bordeaux and professor of ancient history since 2015. Currently, he teaches at the University of Savoie Mont Blanc.

His fields of research are on the relations between the Romans and the Greeks of Asia Minor at the end of the Republic and under the Principate, in particular in Caria, but also on the Roman provincial coinage of Asia Minor.

Ian Carradice

Ian Carradice was a curator in the British Museum’s Department of Coins and Medals 1977-1989. He then transferred to the University of St Andrews where he became Professor of Art History and Head of University Museums until his retirement in 2012. He has researched widely in ancient numismatics, producing publications on coinages of the Achaemenid Persians and Carthaginians, as well as the Greeks and Romans. His major works include RPC II (with A. Burnett and M. Amandry) and Ric II.1 (with T.V. Buttrey). He is a past editor of the Numismatic Chronicle and was General Secretary of the Xth International Numismatic Congress, London 1986.

Volker Heuchert

Volker Heuchert is the curator of Greek and Roman Provincial coins at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. As Research Lecturer in Greek Coinage he lectures on the subject at the University of Oxford. He also teaches Greek coinage to undergraduate and graduate students.

Volker received his education at the Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf and the University of Oxford. From 1994 to 2002 he studied the Roman Provincial coinage of the Antonine period (AD 138–192) as part of a seven-year project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). In 2002 he became Collections Manager of the Heberden Coin Room and was heavily involved in the re-development of the Ashmolean Museum. Volker has held his current position since late 2012 and is on the committee of the Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum project of the British Academy.

Pierre-Olivier Hochard

Pierre-Olivier Hochard is Lecturer of Ancient/Greek history at the Université de Tours (France) and member of the Cethis (EA 6298).

PhD-graduate in Ancient History in 2015, his fields of research are Greek history and numismatics, with a special emphasis on Hellenistic and Imperial Greek East, Classical and Hellenistic Sicily (especially Syracuse) and Ancient imperial policies.

His PhD thesis on History and Coinage of Hellenistic and Imperial Lydia (228 BC- 268 AD) will be published in 2020.

Antony Hostein

Antony Hostein is Directeur d’études at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), Section des sciences historiques et philologiques (Chair: « Histoire monétaire du monde romain »/« Monetary History of the Roman World »). 

He studied Ancient history at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE-IVe section), where he completed his doctoral studies and his habilitation. He taught at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne as an Associate Professor before taking up the post at l’EPHE. His fields of research are Roman history and numismatics, with a special emphasis on the Roman Gaul, the Roman East and the ‘crisis’ of the Third century AD.

He is the author of La cité et l’empereur (2012) and a joint editor of Les voyages des empereurs dans l’Orient romain (2012 - with S. Lalanne).

Chris Howgego

Chris Howgego was the founding Director of Roman Provincial Coinage Online in 2005/6 and now co-directs the project. He is Keeper of the Heberden Coin Room in the Ashmolean MuseumProfessor of Greek and Roman Numismatics in the University of Oxford, Honorary Professor at the University of Warwick, and Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. He acts as Research and Teaching Coordinator for the Ashmolean. He is the author of Ancient History from Coins, which is currently available in 6 languages. He is an editor of Roman Imperial Coinage and Roman Provincial Coinage. With Prof. Andrew Wilson he directs the Coin Hoards of the Roman Empire Project.

Jerome Mairat

Jerome Mairat is curator of the Heberden Coin Room in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, in charge of the digitisation of the collection. His research focuses on the Roman coinage of the third century AD, both imperial and provincial. He is a joint author of Roman Imperial Coinage, volume V.2, AD 268–276 and of Roman Provincial Coinage, volume IX, AD 249–254 (London, Paris, 2016). He designed and developed the current version of RPC online. He is also a member of the Council of the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, General Editor of Roman Provincial Coinage, and Director of RPC online.

William  Metcalf

William E. Metcalf received his doctorate from the University of Michigan in 1973. From that date until 2000, he was affiliated with the American Numismatic Society, succeeding Margaret Thompson as Chief Curator in 1979. In 2002 he was named Professor adjunct of Classics at Yale University and Curator (later Ben Lee Damsky Curator) of Coins and Medals at the Yale University Art Gallery from which he retired in 2014. He has published widely in Roman and Byzantine numismatics and through the ANS Graduate Seminar has taught many of those who practice numismatics in the U.S. and Canada. He was recently presented with a Festschrift : Concordia Disciplinarum. Essays on Ancient Coinage, History and Archaeology in Honor of William E. Metcalf (New York, 2018). He is currently completing RPC X, Valerian to Diocletian

Jack Nurpetlian

 

Jack Nurpetlian received his doctorate from the University of Warwick in 2013 and since then has been affiliated with the American University of Beirut where he teaches. His work has focused on the Persian, Hellenistic and Roman period coinages of the Syro-Phoenician territories, in addition to ancient Armenian coins. He is currently working on publishing several thousand coins retrieved from the post-civil war excavations of central Beirut. He is also contributing to the Coin Hoards of the Roman Empire project (Lebanon) and the Roman Provincial Coinage project (Phoenicia: volumes VII and VIII).

Ulrike Peter

 

Ulrike Peter is employed by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, where she is working on ancient numismatics. She is currently responsible for the development of the web-portal www.corpus-nummorum.eu.

Peter wrote her thesis on the backgrounds of the coinage of the Thracian dynasty.

Pere Pau Ripollès

Pere Pau Ripollès is full professor of Archaeology at the University of Valencia, Spain.

He has carried out research in many cultural heritage institutions, Rome, Milan, Paris, Oxford (Kraay Visitorship), Cambridge, Madrid, London (Visiting Senior Scholar at the British Museum), New York (1992 and 2013 [Visiting Professor]), Stockholm and the University of Bologna (Visiting Professor). In these institutions he has documented coins minted in Iberia/Hispania and published many of them. 
He is currently working on Moneda Ibérica.org (MIB), a database on Ancient Iberian Coinages, a branch of ARCH: Ancient Coinage as Related Cultural Heritage project, aiming to establish a powerful tool to study and catalog them.

Marguerite Spoerri Butcher

Marguerite Spoerri Butcher is currently Research Fellow on the Coin Hoards of the Roman Empire project, based at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. She is also Associate Fellow of the University of Warwick and a scientific member of the Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece.

After graduating from the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland), Marguerite Spoerri Butcher became curator of the coin cabinet of the Musée d’art et d’histoire in Neuchâtel. Subsequently, she taught as a lecturer at the American University of Beirut (Lebanon) and has been working on various research projects, including volume III of the Griechische Münzen in Winterthur, the coin finds of Eretria (Greece) and the coinage of Juba II of Mauretania. Her PhD, dedicated to the coinages issued in the province of Asia during the reign of Gordian III (238-244), was published in 2006 as volume VII.1 of the Roman Provincial Coinage series.