National Hellenic Research Foundation (N.H.R.F.)
Institute for Greek and Roman Antiquity (K.E.R.A.)
48 Vassileos Constantinou Ave., Athens 11635, Greece
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Sophia Kremydi was born in Athens in 1962. She graduated from the Moraitis school in 1979 and from the Department of History and Archaeology of the Philosophical Faculty of the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki in 1984. She obtained her PhD from the same faculty in 1993. She has participated at the excavations of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki at Dion (Macedonia) (1984-1993), held temporary posts at the Numismatic Museum of Athens (1985-1988, 1995-1996), and taught Greek History at the Moraitis School (1989/90-1992/93). In addition to her academic work she was engaged as Consultant at the Ministry of Culture (1998-1999) and has been member of the board of directors of cultural organizations in Athens. She is a lifetime member of the Hellenic Numismatic Society. Since 2000 she holds a research post at the Institute of Greek and Roman Antiquity of the National Hellenic Research Foundation. In 2008 she was appointed Greek representative at the Standing Committee for the Humanities of the European Science Foundation's (ESF). In 2009 she was invited as Visiting Scholar at the Summer Seminar of the American Numismatic Society in New York.
Numismatics, Hellenistic and Roman provincial coinage, Macedonian coinage, numismatic circulation, coin hoards, ancient economy.
Major ongoing projects
The coinage of the Macedonian Koinon in the Hellenistic period.
Roman Provincial Coinage: Responsible, with Michel Amandry, of volume V.1 (Moesia, Thrace, Macedonia, Achaia under the early Severans).
- Η Νομισματοκοπία της Ρωμαϊκής Αποικίας του Δίου, Biblioteca of the Hellenic Numismatic Society, no. 4, Athens 1996.
- Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum. Greece II. The Alpha Bank Collection, Macedonia I, Alexander I to Perseus, Athens 2000.
- Multiple Concealments from the Sanctuary of Zeus Olympios at Dion: Three Roman Provincial Coin Hoards, Μελετήματα 35, Athens 2004.
Selected articles of the last five years
- 'Belonging to Rome, remaining Greek: Coinage and Ιdentity in Roman Macedonia', in: Chr. Howgego, A. Burnett, V. Heuchert (eds), Coinage and Identity in the Roman Provinces, Oxford 2005, pp. 95-106.
- 'Patterns of monetary circulation in Roman Macedonia: The hoard evidence', Ευλιμένη 7 (2004), pp. 135-149.
- 'Three Roman Provincial Hoards of the 2nd century AD from the sanctuary of Zeus Olympios at Dion (Macedonia)', AJN 16/17 (2004/5), pp. 93-112.
- 'Μακεδόνων Πρώτης Μερίδος: Evidence for a coinage under the Antigonids', RN 163 (2007), pp. 91-100.
- 'Roman Provincial Coinage', in: A Survey of Numismatic Research 2002-2007, D. Bateson and M. Amandry (eds) (2009, in print).
- "The Tauropolos tetradrachms of the first Macedonian meris: Provenance, iconography and dating", in: Kermatia Philias, volume in honor of I. Touratsoglou, Athens 2009, p. 191-201.
- "A 2nd century BC bronze hoard of Euboean coins from Macedonia (?), Tekmeria 10 (2009), p. 203-214.
- "Coinage and Finance" in: R. Lane Fox (ed.) Brill's Companion to Ancient Macedon, Studies in the Archaeology and History of Macedon, 650 BC - 300 AD, Robin L. Fox (ed), Leiden- Boston 2011, p. 159-178.
- "Macedonian Coinage before Alexander" in: Herakles to Alexander, Treasures from the Royal Capital of Macedon, a Hellenic Kingdom in the Age of Democracy, Ashmolean Museum, 2011, p. 204-208.
- with Joel Ward, "The Severan issues of the Peloponnese: Minting authorities and dating" presented at the conference: Coinage in the Peloponnese, Argos 26-29th May 2011 organised by the Numismatic Museum of Athens and the French Archaeological School, to be published in the BCH.
- "Cultes et divinites locales sur le monnayage du Peloponnese" presented at the conference : Les pantheons civiques dans le monnayage provinciaux de l'epoque severienne, Paris 26th of November 2011 in the context of the RPC V Project. To be published in the RN.
- "The coins in the name of the Lychnidians", to be published in the volume in honour of Ilya Prokopov.