Dr Adrian Popescu

Keeper of Coins and Medals

Contact details

Tel. (direct) 01223 332949
Email
Fax 01223 332923

Responsibilities and research interests

Adrian Popescu is keeper of Coins and Medals and is also responsible for book acquisitions. Within the Museum Dr Popescu is a member of Investors in People Working Party. He teaches numismatics to students of Classics and Archaeology at Cambridge University and the Institute of Archaeology, London. His research interests include ancient coinages from the areas surrounding the Black Sea, with particular focus on the mints from the western coast, coin production and circulation, and the analysis of coin finds. He is co-director of the Noviodunum Archaeological Project and a member of the teams publishing the coins found during excavations in the Greek and Roman cities of Histria and Tropaeum Traiani, Romania.

His wide-ranging publications include works on ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine and modern numismatics. He has also contributed to numerous archaeological reports from sites in many countries, including the UK.

Appointments and Academic History

2012-

Keeper of Coins and Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

2010

MA, University of Cambridge

2006-2012-

Senior Assistant Keeper, Department of Coins and Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum

2004

PhD, Bucharest University, Romania (Aspects of coin circulation in Dobrudja in the light of the finds from Noviodunum, 1st to 7th century)

2002-2006

Assistant Keeper, Department of Coins and Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

2000-2002

Finds Liaison Officer, Portable Antiquities Scheme/Norfolk Museums Service, Norwich

1991-2000

Principal Researcher, Institute of Archaeology, Bucharest, Romania

1987-1992

BA in Ancient History, Faculty of History, Bucharest University, Romania

Other Appointments

2011-

Chairman, Central Asian Numismatic Institute

2011-

Affiliated Lecturer, Classics Faculty, University of Cambridge

2011-

Member, Central Asian Numismatic Institute

2011-

Member, Cambridgeshire Numismatic Society

2011-

Deputy Chief Editor, Buletinul Societatii Numismatice Romane

2009-

Member, MacDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

2009-

Honorary Senior Research Associate, Institute of Archaeology, University College London

2007-

Secretary of the British Academy's, Sylloge of Nummorum Graecorum Committee

2002-

Member of the British Academy's Sylloge of Nummorum Graecorum Committee

2001-2009

Honorary Research Fellow, Institute of Archaeology, University College London

2001-2003,

2009-2012

Council member, Royal Numismatic Society

1996-

Fellow, Royal Numismatic Society

1995-2003

Council member, Romanian Numismatic Society

1995-2000

Member of the Editorial Board, Buletinul Societatii Numismatice Romane

1985-

Member, Romanian Numismatic Society


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