AHRC funding secured for third stage

We recently heard that our application for funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council had been successful.  The grant value is £649,000 and is wonderful news as it will allow us to take our research up the the mid-third century and includes two PhD studentships.  The project is entitled:

“A third century crisis?  The composition and metallurgy of Roman silver coinage; Septimius Severus to Valerian and Gallienus”

This is the second time that the AHRC has funded our research and we are grateful for their continued support.

Journal article

A taster of our findings for the second century can be found in the latest volume of The Numismatic Chronicle (172).  The paper presents the results of our analyses of the silver bullion contents with commentary and some comments regarding silver sources used by the Roman state in the second century.

CUP monograph

The manuscript for the new monograph presenting the results of our research  covering the first hundred years of Roman Imperial silver coinage has been sent to  the publishers, Cambridge University Press.  The book is somewhat larger and more  complex than we originally anticipated, partly because it sets the scene for the  planned future volumes, but will now be published by the end of September 2014.

http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/classical-studies/ancient-  history/metallurgy-roman-silver-coinage-reform-nero-reform-trajan

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Metallurgy-Roman-Silver-  Coinage/dp/1107027128

New Oxford Handbook

The new Oxford University Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage (978-0-19-530574-6), edited by Professor William Metcalf (Yale University), includes chapters by us both.

Work in progress

We are currently working on a monograph presenting the detailed findings of the project.  The title will be “The Metallurgy of  Roman Silver Coinage: From the Reforms of Nero to the Reform of Trajan” and will be published by Cambridge University Press.