ACANS Director

ACANS Director

Kenneth Sheedy

Kenneth Sheedy

Director, Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies
Associate Professor, Department of Ancient History

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy
    Department of Archaeology, University of Sydney, 1983-1987.
    Thesis title: The Archaic Coinage of Paros and the Cycladic City-States.
  • Master of Arts (Hons)
    Department of Archaeology, University of Sydney, 1977-1982.
    Thesis title: Archaic Paros:  Studies in Pottery and Sculpture.
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.)
    Department of Archaeology, University of Sydney, 1972-1975.
    Thesis title: A Classification of Unstratified Late Bronze Age Pottery from Amman, Jordan.

Awards and Fellowships

  • 2014 Robinson Visiting Scholarship (Heberden Coin Room, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford) in association with the Kraay Visitorship (Wolfson College, Oxford)
  • 2010 Australian Academy of the Humanities, Elected Fellow.
  • 2010 Visiting Lecturer.  The Gunnar Holsts Stiftelse för Numismatik Göteborg, Sweden.
  • 2002 Early Career Research Fellowship, Macquarie University.
  • 1988 Research Fellowship, Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens.
  • 1984-5 Research Fellowship, Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens.
  • 1983-87 Postgraduate Studies Scholarship, University of Sydney.
  • 1972-75 Commonwealth Scholarship, Australian Government Education Award.

Employment

1. Macquarie University.
Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies.
Director. 2000-
Dept of Ancient History
Associate Professor. 2012-

2. The British Museum.
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Curator,  1997-2000.

3. The Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (AAIA)
Deputy Director. 1991-1996 (July)

4.  Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS)/ Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
Curator. 1988-1991.

Publications

see full list at Academia

Books

  • Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Australia I.  Numismatic Association of Australia. (Sydney 2008).
  • Alexander and the Hellenistic Kingdoms. The Westmoreland Collection. Numismatic Association of Australia. (Sydney 2007).
  • The Archaic and Early Classical Coinage of the Cyclades.  Royal Numismatic Society. Special Publications 40 (London 2006).
  • Pella in Jordan 1979-1990. The Coins. Near Eastern Foundation (Sydney 2001). With R. A. G. Carson and A. Walmsley

Edited books

  • Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum.  Great Britain XI.  The Stancomb Collection.  British Academy (London 2000). With A. Burnett, A. Meadows, and U. Wartenberg.
  • Numismatic Archaeology Archaeological Numismatics. Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens Monographs (Oxford 1997).  With Ch. Papageorgiadou-Banis.
  • Archaeology in the Peloponnese. New Excavations and Research.  Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens Monographs (Oxford 1994).

Book Chapters

  • ‘Strange Objects and Strange Explanations: understanding the incuse coinages of South Italy’. Studies from the Trendall Centre. To be published in 2015.
  • ‘The Emergency Coinage of Timotheus (364-362 BC)’ In W. Wartenberg and M. Amandry (eds.). Studies in Honor of BCD. To be published in September 2015.
  •  ‘The Crowned Ram's Head on Coins of Alexander the Great and the Rule of Ptolemy as Satrap of Egypt’. In Pat Wheatley and Elizabeth Baynham (eds.), East and West in the World Empire of Alexander. Essays in Honour of Brian Bosworth (Oxford 2015), Pp. 197-239. With Boyo Ockinga.
  •  ‘Archaic coins from North-Western Asia Minor in Cycladic hoards?’ In: Gocha R. Tsetskhladze, Sumer Atasoy, Alexandru Avram, Sevket Donmez and James Hargrave (eds.), The Bosporus : gateway between the ancient west and east (1st millennium BC-5th century AD) : proceedings of the Fourth International Congress on Black Sea Antiquities, Istanbul, 14th-18th September 2009 (Oxford 2013), Pp. 145-149.
  • ‘Aegina, the Cyclades and Crete’, in: W. E. Metcalf (ed.), Oxford handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage (Oxford 2012), pp. 105-127.
  • ‘The Heroic Image and the Portrait Coinages of Lykian Dynasts’, in N. Wright (ed.), Coins from Asia Minor and the East: Selections from the Colin E. Pitchfork Collection. Ancient Coins in Australian Collections vol. II (Adelaide, 2011), pp. 23-29.
  •  ‘The Early Hellenistic Coinage of Tenos’, in P. Tselekas (ed.), Coins in the Aegean Islands. Proceedings of the Fifth Scientific Meeting, Mytilene, 16-19 Septembre 2006, Obolos Vol. 9             (Athens  2010), pp.335-346.
  • ‘Scenes from Alexandria in the time of Domitian’, in Woods, A., McFarlane, A., and Binder, S. (eds.), Egyptian Culture and Society: Studies in Honour of Naguib Kanawati (Cairo 2010) 205-218.
  • ‘Ios and Syros. Studies in the Hellenistic coinages of the Cyclades’ in Kermatia Philias. Timetikos tomos yia ton Ioanni Touratsoglou (Athens 2009)  263-269
  •  ‘Asia Minor in the Archaic and Classical Periods’, in M. Amandry and D. Bateson (eds.), A Survey of Numismatic Research 2002-2007.. International Numismatic Commission/IAPN, Glasgow; 2009. pp. 65-75.
  •  “The Marion kouros in the British Museum”, in Y. Kourayos and F. Prost (ed.s), La sculpture des Cyclades à l'époque archaïque, Actes du colloque international organisé par l’Éphorie des antiquités préhistoriques et classiques des Cyclades et l’École française d’Athènes (7-9 septembre 1998), Bulletin de Correspondence Hellénique Supplément 48, (Paris 2008), pp. 335-365.
  • “The Delos Colossus project”, Y. Kourayos and F. Prost (ed.s), La sculpture des Cyclades à l'époque archaïque, Actes du colloque international organisé par l’Éphorie des antiquités préhistoriques et classiques des Cyclades et l’École française d’Athènes (7-9 septembre 1998), Bulletin de Correspondence Hellénique Supplément 48 (Paris 2008), pp. 495-509.
  • ‘Magically back to life: Some thoughts on ancient coins and the study of Hellenistic Royal Portraits’, in K.A. Sheedy (ed.), Alexander and the Hellenistic Kingdoms. The Westmoreland Collection. Ancient Coins in Australian Collections vol. I (Adelaide, 2007), pp. 11-16.
  • “The Early Classical Coinage of Siphnos; some thoughts on the influence of Athens”, in C. Alfaro, C. Marcos and P. Otero (ed.s), Actas del XIII Congresso Internacional de Numismática. Madrid 2003. (Madrid 2005), 303-305.
  • “Archaic Parian Coinage and Parian Marble”, in Paria Lithos. Parian Quarries, Marble and Workshops of Sculpture. Proceedings of the First International Conference on the Archaeology of Paros and the Cyclades, Paros, 2-5 October 1997.  ed.s. D. Schilardi and D. Katsanopoulou (Athens 2000), 117-121.
  • “The Louvre Kouros (MND 888) from Paros”,  in Paria Lithos. Parian Quarries, Marble and Workshops of Sculpture. Proceedings of the First International Conference on the Archaeology of Paros and the Cyclades, Paros, 2-5 October 1997.  ed.s. D. Schilardi and D. Katsanopoulou (Athens 2000), 173-177.
  • "The Dolphins, the Crab, the Sphinx and ‘Aphrodite’", in Studies in  Greek Numismatics in memory of Martin Jessop Price  ed.s. R. Ashton and S. Hurter (London 1998) 321-325.
  • “The Coinage of Kythnos "(with Ch.Papageorgiadou) in Kea-Kythnos: History and Archaeology. Proceedings of  an International Symposium, Kea - Kythnos , 22-25 June 1994  ed.s L. Mendoni and A. Mazarakis - Ainian (Athens 1998) 649-655.
  • ‘Changes in Personnel at the Archaic Mint of Paros’, in CHARAKTER .Studies in Honour of  M. Oikonomidou , V. Penna et al (ed.s) (Athens 1996) 277-281.
  • Contributor to Decorative Arts and Design From the Powerhouse Museum , written and edited by the Museum Curatorial Staff (Sydney 1992).
  • “Delos” in  The Enduring Past, ed. A. Cremin (Sydney 1986).

Articles

  • ‘The Sounion ‘Wappenmünzen die’ Revisited’, Nomismatika Khronika 32 (2014). Pp.21-26.
  • ‘Sicilian Accessions for ACANS: Akragas, Messana, Syracuse and Katane’, Journal of the umismatic Association of Australia 25 (2014). Pp. 80-89. 
  • 'Nymphodorus of Abdera: mint magistrate and proxenos?',Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia 24 (2013). Pp. 39-47.
  •  ‘Ancient coins for the colonies : Hellenism and the history of numismatic collections in Australia’, Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand) Special edition. 2012.  Pp. 109-122.
  • ‘A spring of silver, a treasury in the earth’: Coinage and Wealth in Archaic Athens. Ancient History: Resources for Teachers 39 (2012), 248-57. With D. Gore and G. Davis.
  •  ‘Asyut 422, Seltman GROUP P, and the Imitation of Attic Coins’, Revue Belge de Numismatique et de Sigillographie 157 (2011) 37-54. With D. Gore.
  • ‘Bad Hair Day’, Antichthon 44 (2010) 33-49 (with B. Puetz). 
  • “The Wreath of Naxos and Some Thoughts on an Unwreathed Wreathed (?) Archaic Naxian Staters in ACANS”, Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia 18 (2007), pp. 23-28.
  • “The Marble Walls of Siphnos”, in J.-P. Descoeudres and S. Paspalas (ed.s), AAIA 25th Anniversary Symposium, Mediterranean Archaeology 19  (2006/7), pp.  67-74.
  • “Portraiture and the Persians”, JNAA 17 (2006), 120-125.
  • “New Acquisitions at ACANS 2000-2004”, Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia 15 (2005) 45-49.
  • “The Richest of the Islanders”, in Praktika A’Diethnous Siphnaikou Symposiou, Siphnos 25-28 June 1998, (Athens 2000), 219-226.
  • “The Idalion Stater found in a tomb at Marion in 1886”, NC  159 (1999) 281-284.
  • “Some Greek coins in the British Museum”, (with R. Ashton, A. Meadows and U. Wartenberg),  NC 158 (1998) 37-51.
  • “Keian federations and Keian coinage. A review article”, NC 158 (1998) 249-257.
  • "J. M. Cook (1910-1994): a bibliography" (with R. Barber), BSA 92, 1997, 441-446.
  • “Late Archaic Hoards in the Cyclades and some thoughts on a regional pattern of trade”, in Numismatic Archaeology Archaeological Numismatics , ed.Kenneth A. Sheedy and Ch. Papageorgiadou - Banis (Oxford 1997) 107-117.
  • "The Defence of Kythnos and the Origins of the Second Nesiotic League", Historia  45 (1996) 423-449.
  • “Some Observations on Three Examples of Archaic  Sculpture found on Siphnos”,  Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts. Athenische  Abteilungen  107 (1992) 107-117.
  • “The Late Geometric Hydria and the Advent of the Protoattic Style” Mitteilungen des  Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts.  Athenische  Abteilungen  107  (1992) 11-28.
  •  “Ancient Greek Coins in the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney”, Mediterranean Archaeology  5/6 (1992/3) 143-160.
  • “Attic and Atticizing Pottery in the Cyclades During the Eighth Century BC”, in Ceramic and Iconographic Studies in Honour of Alexander Cambitoglou  ed. J. P. Descoeudres (Sydney 1990) 31-40.
  •  “A Prothesis Scene from the Analatos Painter”, Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts. Athenische Abteilungen  105 (1990)117-151.
  • “An Archaic Sphinx from Siphnos”, Annual of the British School of Archaeology at Athens  83 (1988) 363-373.
  • “Three Vase-Groups from the Purification Trench on Rheneia and the Evidence for a Parian Pottery Tradition”, Annual of the British School of Archaeology at Athens  80 (1985) 151-190.
  •  “Of Moulds and Mourners”, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies  32 (1985) 11-124.
  • “The Delian Nike and the Search for Chian Sculpture”, American Journal of Archaeology  89 (1985) 619-626.
  •  “A Computer Program for Isolating Groups of Dramatic Masks of the Hellenistic and Roman Periods”, Australian Archaeology Sept. 1978, 32-43.
  • “A Computer Program on New Comedy Masks”, Classicum 9 (1978) 12-14.

Reviews

  • N. Kourou, CVA Greece, Athens, National Museum Fasc. 5, Classical Review 56 (2006) 201-203.
  • F.L. Holt, Alexander the Great and the Mystery of the Elephant Medallions, Ancient History 34 (2005) 75-79.
  • N. Kourou et al. Limestone Statuettes of Cypriot Type Found in the Aegean.
    Provenance Studies,  Classical Review, Oct 2004; 54: 542 - 544.
  • W. Fischer-Bossert, Chronologie der Didrachmenprägung von Tarent (Berlin 1999), in AJA 106 (2002)338-9.
  • C. Souyoudzoglou-Haywood, The Ionian Islands in the Bronze Age and
    the Early Iron Age 3000-800 BC (Liverpool 1999), in Classicum 2000.
  •  M. Oeconomidou, Archaia Nomismata (Athens, 1996), in NC 159,
    (1999) 366-367.
  • F. S. Knauss, Der Lineare Inselstil: Eine Kykladische Keramikwerkstatt am
    Übergang von der Spätgeometrischen zur Archaischen Zeit (Saarbrucken, 1997), in AJA 103 (1999) 559-561.
  • J. Bouzek, Studies of Greek Pottery in the Black Sea (Prague, 1990),
    in CR 44 (1994) 160-161.
  • K. H. Waters, Greek Coins in the University of Tasmania (Hobart, 1981), in NC144 (1984) 249.
  • THEODORA ROMBOS: The Iconography of Attic Late Geometric II Pottery, in the Classical Review, (1990), pp. 418-419.

Encyclopaedia Entries

  • Barter', Berkshire Encyclopaedia of World History, 242-244. Great Barrington, Mass. 2005
  • Money', Berkshire Encyclopaedia of World History, 1292-1295. Great Barrington, Mass. 2005

Electronic Publications

  • PRESVEIS. An electronic exhibition on Common Currencies in Antiquity.  Website sponsored by the Hellenic Ministry for Culture and the European Union.  Launched 1998.  Primary contributor of texts.
  • The Coinage of Ephesos. Exhibition organised and curated by K. A. Sheedy.  With B. Burrell.2004.
  • The Coinage of Julius Caesar. Editor. 2008.
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