Coins are an essential source of primary evidence for all students of the ancient world - historians, archaeologists, and literary scholars alike. This two-week training course provides hands-on experience of working with coins, both for those new to the subject and for those who wish to further their interest.

The course offers a chronological survey of Greek coinage, beginning in the late Archaic period and continuing through the Classical into the Hellenistic period.  The coinages of Greek settlements in various parts of the eastern and western Mediterranean are studied.  There will also be sessions on the analytical techniques that assist the study of coins, such as describing and cataloging them, the importance of die studies and the information that can be derived from them, hoards and site finds, weight standards and metrology, metallurgical analysis, and databases.

The next course will take place on 15th - 28th May 2016Completed application forms and an academic reference letter should be emailed to the Assistant Director, Dr. Chryssanthi Papadopoulou, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) no later than February 26th 2016.