I am the Curator of Greek and Roman Provincial Coins at the British Museum.

Other Publications

Amelia Dowler (in preparation) Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum XII The Hunterian Museum, University of Glasgow Part IX North Africa, Spain and Massalia

Amelia Dowler (in preparation) ‘C. P. de Bosset’s coin collection from Cephalonia, Ithaca, and Delphi in the British Museum’

Amelia Dowler (forthcoming) ‘Ptolemaic and other Mediterranean Coins’ in eds. F Morris and M Biddle Venta Bulgarum: Prehistoric, Roman and Post-Roman Winchester (Winchester Studies Series, Oxford University Press)

Laura Perucchetti and Amelia Dowler (2022) ‘The bad side of recycling: The use of ancient coins as a source of material for modern forgeries’ in Archaeometry Volume 64, Issue S1 Supplement: Recycling Special Issue (Guest Editors: Victoria Sainsbury and Ruiliang Liu) pp. 75-86

Amelia Dowler (2021) ‘The New Mint under Nicomedes I (c. 278–255 BC)’ in eds. A Meadows and U Wartenberg Presbeus: Studies in Ancient Coinage Presented to Richard Ashton (American Numismatic Society) pp. 153-171

Amelia Dowler and Laura Perucchetti (2020) ‘Forgeries of Hellenistic Bronze Coins of Ithaca’ in Numismatic Chronicle 180 pp.13-19

Amelia Dowler (2019) ‘Bithynia Krallığı/The Bithynian Kingdom’ in ed. O Tekin Hellenistik ve Roma Dönemlerinde Anadolu: Kraller, İmparatorlar, Kent Devletleri/Hellenistic and Roman Anatolia: Kings, Emperors, City-States (Yapı Kredi Kültür Sanat Yayıncılık Ticaret ve Sanayi A.Ş.) pp.90-100

Amelia Dowler (2019) ‘Collecting for Playing With Money: Currency and GamesMoney and Medals Newsletter 76 (May 2019) pp.5-6

Amelia Dowler (2018) ‘The Interaction of Aksumite and Roman Gold Coins in South Arabia in the 6th Century AD’ Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society Volume 233 (Autumn 2018) pp. 5-20

Amelia Dowler (2017) ‘Appendix: Coins from the British Salonika Force Expedition’ in eds. Andrew Shapland and Evangelia Stefani Archaeology Behind the Battle Lines: The Macedonian Campaign (1915-1919) and its Legacy pp. 104-120 (British School at Athens – Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies IV; Routledge)

Amelia Dowler (2017) ‘Money from the Bank’ British Museum Magazine Issue 88 Autumn 2017 pp. 52-53

AJ Dowler (2014) ‘The Coins’ in ed. ER O’Connell Catalogue of British Museum objects from the Egypt Exploration Fund’s 1913/14 excavation at Antinoupolis (Antinoë) in ed. R Pintaudi Antinoupolis II (Firenze University Press)

Richard A Abdy and Amelia Dowler (2013) Coins and the Bible (Spink & Son Ltd)

Amelia Dowler (2013) ‘The John Morcom Collection of Western Greek Bronze Coins’ Money and Medals Newsletter 58 (April 2013) pp.1-2

Amelia Dowler (2011) ‘Expenses of Daily Life’ British Museum Magazine Autumn 2011 pp. 28-29

eds. Amelia Dowler and Elizabeth R Galvin (2011) Money, Trade and Trade Routes in Pre-Islamic North Africa (British Museum Research Publication no. 176)

Amelia Dowler and Ian Leins (2008) ‘Unrivalled Resource: the Hersh Legacy’ British Museum Magazine Autumn 2008 p. 59

Amelia Dowler (2007) ‘Review of SNG Society of Antiquaries, Newcastle upon Tyne ed. A Meadows and R WilliamsJournal of Hellenic Studies 127 p.234

Blog Posts


    Research Projects

    Project Partner (ERC funded) Change: The Development of the Economy of Ancient Anatolia 630-30 BC (Grant agreement no. 85680) 2020-2025

    British Museum Numismatics Summer School

    Founder and Director 2009-2018

    British Museum exhibitions

    Curated The Cost of Living in Roman and Modern Britain (August 2011-April 2012)

    Co-curated Coins and the Bible (May-October 2013)

    Co-curated Playing with Money: Currency and Games (April-September 2019)


    Royal Numismatic Society

    Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies

    Royal Historical Society

    British Institute at Ankara

    Women’s Classical Committee

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