Professor Andrew Meadows

Academic Background

I am a specialist in the history, numismatics and epigraphy of the Hellenistic world. 
From 1995-2007 I was Curator of Greek Coins at the British Museum, in 2007 I was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and in the same year became the Margaret Thompson Curator of Greek Coins at the American Numismatic Society, New York. From 2008-2014 I was Deputy Director of the Society. In 2014 I moved to New College, Oxford to take up the Tutorial Fellowship in Ancient History. In October of 2014 I was elected to the Board of Trustees of the American Numismatic Society and in July 2015 and was appointed to an Honorary Curatorship at the Ashmolean Museum.

From 2002-2005 I served as Honorary Secretary of the Royal Numismatic Society. From 1998-2006 I was Secretary of the British Academy’s Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Committee, and in 2013 was appointed Director of the international SNG project.In 2012 I held the Kraay Visitorship at Wolfson College and a Robinson Visiting Scholarship at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. In 2014/5 I was the Archaeological Institute of America's Metcalf Lecturer. In 2015 I was elected to the Committee of the International Numismatic Council.

Research Interests

I was co-curator of the HSBC Money Gallery at the British Museum and have curated and contributed to a number of temporary exhibitions, including Earlier Monetary Unions, From Alexander to Mark Antony: Images of Power on Ancient Coins and Brief Lives. The Changing Currencies of Western Europe (at the British Museum), History Re-stored: Ancient Greek Coins from the Zhuyuetang Collection (at the Hong Kong Museum of History), and the traveling exhibitions Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to Myth and Forgotten Empire: the World of Ancient Persia. 

I have written and edited more than 100 books and articles, including three volumes in the Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum series and Coin Hoards IX and X. I am Series Editor of the joint ANS-Cambridge University Press Guides to the Coinage of the Ancient World and a past editor of the American Journal of Numismatics. I am currently writing a book about the city of Alabanda in Caria.

I am also currently heavily involved in projects that apply Linked Open Data principles to publication of and research in the numismatic and epigraphic fields. I am co-director of Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE:, of the Oxford Paris Alexander project (OPAL: and a member of the executive committee of the Nomisma project ( 

I am also working with the Institut Européen d'Archéologie Sous-Marine and the Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology on the publication of material from the excavations at Herakleion, East Canopus and Alexandria in Egypt (, and have collaborated with the joint ISAW/Pavia excavations at Kinik Höyük in Turkey (

Research Keywords

Greek History; Epigraphy; Numismatics.


Full Publications: andrew_meadows_publications_2017.pdf

Selected Publications:


  • Civic countermarks on the silver coinage of Asia Minor in the 2nd century BC

  • Alexander the Great. A Linked Open World

  • The coinage of Arsinoe-Methana

  • The Great Transformation. Civic Coin Design in the Second Century BC