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Evangeline Markou

Former Research Assistant (Documentation)

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History with the Department

Dr Markou was Research Assistant (Documentation) from 2004 to 2005, during which time she pioneered many of the cataloguing processes that we now use to accession the Department's collections. In 2006 she completed her doctorate at the Sorbonne, since when she has worked in the Numismatic Museum in Athens and is now a researcher in the Institute of Greek and Roman Antiquity (KERA) of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF). She continues to give conference papers abroad and in the UK.

Academic history:

2001-6: Sorbonne– Paris IV, Ph.D. in History and Civilisation of Antiquity (speciality: numismatics), thesis title Problèmes monétaires chypriotes à l'époque classique : Les monnaies d'or.

1998-2000: Sorbonne– Paris IV, M.Sc. in History and Civilization of Antiquity (speciality: numismatics)

1993-7: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, B.A. (Hons) in History and Archaeology (speciality: archaeology)


2009-: Assistant Researcher in the Hellenic East Programme, Institute of Greek and Roman Antiquity (KERA), the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF), Athens, Greece

2008-9: Special teaching staff (Ancient Numismatics), University of Cyprus, &
            Adjunct Lecturer in Greek History, Open University of Cyprus

2005-7: Archaeologist, Numismatic Museum, Athens, Greece

2004-5: Research Assistant (Documentation), Department of Coins and Medals, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Other responsibilities

06/2002–10/2003 Assistant secretary of the French Numismatic Society.

Research Interests

Archaic and classical coins (6th–4th century B. C.) issued by the kings of Cyprus and coinages from the surrounding areas of the eastern Mediterranean; iconographic parallels between coin types and artefacts and the transition from the Persian to the Ptolemaic period.


'Some Gold Cypriote Coins?', Israel Numismatic Research 4 (2009), pp. 9-20.

'Le témoignage des monnaies sur l'orfèvrerie chypriote classique', Cahiers du Centre d'Etudes chypriotes, 37 (2007), pp. 411-427.

'Copies modernes de statères d'or de Nikokréon de Salamine : à propos d'un défaut de coin', Revue Belge de Numismatique 153 (2007), pp. 135-38.

'L'originalité chypriote à travers l'iconographie des monnaies d'or du IVe siècle avant J.-C.', Proceedings of the International Archaeological Conference: From Evagoras I to the Ptolemies. The transition from the Classical to the Hellenistic Period in Cyprus, Nicosia 29-30 November 2002 (Nicosia 2007), pp. 283-96.

'Monnaies en or chypriotes à la tête d'Athéna au droit, et au taureau ou à l'aigle au revers', Cahiers du Centre d'Etudes chypriotes, 36 (2006), pp. 43-54.

'Problèmes iconographiques du monnayage d'or des derniers rois de Salamine au IVe siècle avant Jésus-Christ', Identités croisées en un milieu méditerranéen: le cas de Chypre (Antiquité – Moyen Âge) (Rouen 2006), pp. 135-51.

'Une erreur d'attribution : Monnaies de Chypre et de Cyrène', Bulletin de la Société française de Numismatique, 61e année, No. 3 (mars 2006), pp. 50-4.

'Les monnaies chypriotes d'or du IVe s. avant J.-C.', XIII Congreso internacional de numismática (Madrid, 15-19 septiembre 2003): Actas – Proceedings – Actes, eds C. Alfaro, C. Marcos & P. Otero, 2 vols (Madrid 2005), pp. 269-72.

'Les boucles d'oreilles bijoux masculins à Chypre et en Méditerranée orientale (VIIe-IVe siècles avant J.-C.), Cahier du Centre d'Études chypriotes, 33 (2003), pp. 211-36 [with Antoine Hermary].