Michaelmas 2023

Week 1 (Wednesday 11th October, 6-7pm, Online on Teams)


Catharine Lorber (Independent Researcher): ‘Ptolemaic coinage and cultural change in the second century B.C.’

– based on her new seminal Catalogue: Coins of the Ptolemaic Empire, Part II: Ptolemy V - Cleopatra VII

Teams link: here.

Week 2 (Wednesday 18th October, 6-7pm, Online on Teams)


Sophia Kremydi (National Hellenic Research Foundation, Institute of Historical Studies): ‘Coins in context: The contribution of site finds’

Teams link: here.

Week 3 (Wednesday 25th October, 6.30-8pm, Online on Teams)

Cross-Institution Graduate Circus

Han Parker (University of Nottingham)
Bridget McClean (University of Oxford)
Finn Conway (University of Oxford)


Teams link: here. Titles TBC.


Week 5 (Wednesday 8
th November, 6.30-8pm, Ioannou Basement Room 42)

Judith McKenzie Memorial Lecture

Milena Melfi (New College/Ashmolean, Oxford): Archaeology, coins and the making of the colonial Pantheon of early Roman Corinth

Anna Blomley (Corpus Christi College, Oxford): A bronze hoard from the sanctuary of the Mother of the Gods at Demetrias (Thessaly): monetary circulation and religious practice at a royal Macedonian capital

Location: Basement Room 42, Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles’, Oxford, OX1 3LU

A drinks reception and dinner will follow the talk.

Week 8 (Wednesday 29th November, 2-3pm, Herbeden Coin Room, Ashmolean)

OUNS Coin Handling Session: Sicilian, Southern Italian, and Phoenician Coins

with Jerome Mairat (Curator of the Heberden Coin Room)

Location: Herbeden Coin Room, Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont St, Oxford OX1 2PH

Meet at the Entrance of the Ashmolean