Research Assistant

Dr Simon Glenn
Dr Simon Glenn

Research Fellow (Oxford–Paris Alexander project)
Research Assistant (Coin Hoards of the Roman Empire)
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Research summary
My main research interests are Greek and Roman coins. My current research focuses on the coinage in the name of Alexander the Great as part of the Oxford–Paris Alexander project. As part of the project I have photographed, catalogued and made available through the Heberden Coin Room’s Web App the Ashmolean’s collection of nearly 900 coins in the name of Alexander. I am also examining the impact and production of the vast numbers of coins struck during Alexander’s reign and in particular those issued at Damascus. As a member of the Coin Hoards of the Roman Empire project I support the many international collaborators of the project and am collecting and inputting data on hoards from Central and Southern Italy into the project Web App.

Simon Glenn is Research Fellow on the Oxford–Paris Alexander project and Research Assistant on the Coins of the Roman Empire project in the Heberden Coin Room. His DPhil thesis, submitted in 2015, was a die study of the coins of six kings of the Graeco-Bactrian kingdom. He curated the Ashmolean Money Gallery special display, Alexander the Great: Coinage from a common past (15th November 2016–22nd April 2017).

Featured publications
2014. Heliocles and Laodice of Bactria: A Reconsideration, Numismatic Chronicle 174, 45–59

Featured projects
Oxford-Paris Alexander project (OPAL)
Coin Hoards of the Roman Empire

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