Monetary Economies of the Hellenistic World seminar, Oxford, April-June 2023.


Market hall at Aigai. Photo by Klaus-Peter Simon, Creative Commons.

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The Latakia hoard, Bibliothèque nationale de France.



We are pleased to circulate the programme for the Oxford Ancient History Sub-Faculty seminar series taking place in the spring/ summer term (April to June). The theme is ‘Monetary Economies of the Hellenistic World’. All are welcome. 

CHANGE: The development of the monetary economy of ancient Anatolia, c. 630-30BC has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant agreement No. 865680).  The seminar series is also generously supported by the Royal Numismatic Society, the Oxford Classics Faculty Board, and the Oxford Craven Committee.

All meetings will take place at 4pm in the Lecture Theatre of the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies on the dates listed below. Papers will be followed by informal discussion over drinks.



April 25th Véronique Chankowski, Université Lyon 2 / École Française d’Athènes: ‘Observing monetary changes in the Mediterranean from Delos: elements for a new narrative’.

May 2nd Catherine Grandjean, Université de Tours: ‘Monetization and the History of Hellenistic Greece’.

May 9th Marcus Chin, Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents, Oxford: ‘Beyond the Attalids: dynastic rulership, coinage, and regional authority in Hellenistic Anatolia’.

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’.

May 23rd Simon Glenn, University of Leeds/ Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents, Oxford: ‘The Bactrian Mirage: coins and the economy of a “minor” Hellenistic kingdom’.

May 30th Zosia Archibald, University of Liverpool: ‘Money and Economy in Thrace: Pistiros and its context in south-eastern Europe’.

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’.

June 13th Selene Psoma, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: ‘The Alexanders issued by Greek Cities of Western Asia Minor: a Reappraisal’.


All best wishes,

Marcus Chin, Simon Glenn, and Leah Lazar


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