Amelia Dowler

Curator of Greek and Roman provincial coins

Department: Coins and Medals


+44 (0)20 7323 8577


Amelia Dowler is responsible for the Greek and Roman provincial coins in the Museum. Her particular interests are Bithynia, and the other Hellenistic Kingdoms of Asia Minor, Aksumite history and numismatics, and the history of the Greek coin collection at the British Museum.

She also directs the annual Coins and Medals Numismatics Summer School.

Current projects

The economy of Hellenistic Bithynia

The history of the British Museum Greek coin collection

Previous projects

Money in Africa

Coins and the Bible (2013 exhibition with Richard Abdy)

The Cost of Living in Roman and Modern Britain (2011-2012 exhibition)

External fellowships/ honorary positions/ membership of professional bodies

Member of the British Academy Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum committee

Council member of the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies

Recent publications

Amelia Dowler (forthcoming) ‘The Interaction of Aksumite and Roman Gold Coins in South Arabia in the 6th Century AD’ Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society

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 Abdy and Amelia Dowler, Coins and the Bible, (Spink, 2013)

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

Ed. AJ Dowler & ER Galvin, Money, Trade and Trade Routes in pre-Islamic North Africa (British Museum Press, 2011)

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

A. Dowler, ‘Review of SNG Society of Antiquaries, Newcastle upon Tyne ed. A Meadows and R Williams’ Journal of Hellenic Studies 127 (2007)