Research Fellow (OXUS-INDUS project)

Dr Simon Glenn

Dr Simon Glenn

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Research summary

My main research interests are Greek and Roman coins as well as the possibilities afforded by wider nuismatic digitisation. I am Co-Investigator of the AHRC-funded OXUS-INDUS research project working to create a new typology of Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek coinage. Previously I was Digital Curator of Early Modern European coins in the Heberden Coin Room, working to digitise coins of this period. Recently, my research has focused on the coinage in the name of Alexander the Great as part of the now-finished Oxford–Paris Alexander project during which I examined the impact and production of the vast numbers of coins struck during Alexander’s reign and in particular those issued at Damascus. I have also worked on the Coin Hoards of the Roman Empire project supporting the many international collaborators of the project and collecting and inputting data on hoards from Pompeii, the Netherlands, and France into the project web app.


Simon Glenn is Research Fellow on the OXUS-INDUS research project. He has previously worked on a number of numismatic projects at the Ashmolean. In 2017 he curated the Ashmolean Money Gallery special display, Alexander the Great: Coinage from a common past. He co-edited with Frédérique Duyrat and Andrew Meadows a book on the coinage of Alexander the Great and the possibilities for new research provided by Linked Open Data frameworks. His most recent publication, published in 2020, is a monograph on the coins of the early kings of the Graeco-Bactrian kingdom.

Featured projects

OXUS-INDUS project

Ancient Coins as Related Cultural Heritage (ARCH)

Oxford-Paris Alexander project (OPAL)

Coin Hoards of the Roman Empire