19 May 2021 Start
19 May 2021 End
2pm (GMT+1) Time
UK University of Warwick, Coventry (Online via MS Teams)

e-mail.: [email protected]
e-mail.: [email protected]

Tokens in Classical and Hellenistic Athens: Politics, Communities, Contexts.

Wednesday May 19, 2021

“Tokens in Classical and Hellenistic Athens: Politics, Communities, Contexts: is the topic to be addressed by Dr. Mairi Gkikaki (University of Warwick) in the framework of this week’s research paper for the Work in Progress virtual seminar series at Warwick’s Department of Classics and Ancient History. The lecture will take place online via MS. Teams.

To attend the lecture, please contact the seminar organizers, Kieren Johns ([email protected]) and Matthew Evans ([email protected]), so they can send you the MS Teams meeting link.

About the speaker

Mairi Gkikaki is a classical archaeologist and a numismatist.

She holds a BA and Masters in Archaeology and Art History from the National University of Athens and a Ph.D. from the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg. She has worked for the Greek Ministry of Culture as well as the Acropolis Museum and has published on Greek Numismatics and art of the classical and Hellenistic period.

She is especially interested in the social and economic aspects of the ancient Greek coinage and in matters of taste and fashion in antiquity. As a team member of the University’s project “Token Communities in the Ancient Mediterranean”, Mairi focuses on the tokens of Hellenistic and Roman Athens.

Further reading on tokens in Athens and elsewhere may be found here and here.