Trinity Term 2023 Ancient History Sub-Faculty Seminar, University of Oxford: Monetary Economies of the Hellenistic World – All Welcome!

Organised by Marcus Chin, Simon Glenn, and Leah Lazar

We are pleased to circulate the programme and abstracts for the Oxford Ancient History Sub-Faculty seminar series taking place in Trinity Term 2023 (April to June). All are welcome.

All meetings will take place at 4pm on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre of the Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles’, Oxford OX1 3LU. Papers will be followed by informal discussion over drinks. 

The seminar series is generously supported by the Royal Numismatic Society, the Classics Faculty Board, and the Craven Committee.


Week 1 (April 25th)

Véronique Chankowski, Université Lyon 2/ Ecole Française d’Athènes: ‘Observing monetary changes in the Mediterranean from Delos: elements for a new narrative’.

Week 2 (May 2nd)

Catherine Grandjean, Université de Tours: ‘Monetization and the History of Hellenistic Greece’.

Week 3 (May 9th)

Marcus Chin, Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents, Oxford: ‘Beyond the Attalids: dynastic rulership, coinage, and regional authority in Hellenistic Anatolia’.

Week 4 (May 16th)

Julien Olivier, Bibliothèque nationale de France: ‘Managing coinage. Creating, (re-melting) and reforming Ptolemaic gold and silver coinage from the 4th to the 1st century BC’. 

Week 5 (May 23rd)

Simon Glenn, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford: ‘The Bactrian Mirage: coins and the economy of a “minor” Hellenistic kingdom’.

Week 6 (May 30th)

Zosia Archibald, University of Liverpool: ‘Money and Economy in Thrace: Pistiros and its context in south-eastern Europe’.

Week 7 (June 6th)

Suzanne Frey-Kupper, University of Warwick: ‘Hellenistic coinage in Sicily as part of other material culture, from the late fourth century to the first century BC’.

Week 8 (June 13th)

Selene Psoma, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: ‘The Alexanders issued by Greek Cities of Western Asia Minor: a Reappraisal’.

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