MONEY & MEDALS
Awards/Prizes: Lhotka Prize 2002 (Romano-British Coin Hoards); Gilljam Prize for 3rd century numismatics 2010
Career Summary: Curator of Roman Coins; Museum Assistant.
Areas of interest/research: Later Roman Empire (2nd – 5th centuries AD) / Research for new, fully revised, edition of RIC Hadrian; British Museum online catalogue of the ‘Barbarian’ Successor Kingdoms to Rome (ed. with G. Williams)
Details of books/publications relating to your work on Money and Medals:
Abdy, R. ‘The Patching Hoard’ in (F. Hunter and K. Painter eds.) Late Roman silver and the end of the Empire: the Traprain Treasure in context (Edinburgh 2013), pp.107-115.
Abdy, R., ‘The Severans’ in (W. Metcalf ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage, pp.499-513, New York, OUP 2012.
Abdy, R., ‘Tetrarchy and the house of Constantine’ in (W. Metcalf ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage, pp.584-600, (+appendix, 663-5), New York, OUP 2012.
‘The Coins’ in (A. Small ed.) Vagnari. Il villaggio, l’artigianato, la proprietà imperiale Vagnari. Bari (Edipuglia 2011).
The Gloucester Hoard and other coin hoards of the Britannic Empire; Coin Hoards from Roman Britain Vol. XIII, with E. Besly and F. López-Sánchez (eds.), Wetteren (Moneta 2010).
‘The Domitian coin from Chalgrove: a Gallic emperor returns to history’ in Antiquity Volume 83, issue 321, September 2009, pp. 751–757.
Coin Hoards from Roman Britain XII, with E. Ghey, C. Hughes and I. Leins (eds.), Wetteren (Moneta 2009).
‘Roman Coins’ in ‘Green Lane, Wanborough: excavations at the Roman religious site 1999’ by D. Williams, in Surrey Archaeological Collections 93, (Guildford 2007), 228-33.
‘In the pay of the Emperor: coins from the Beaurains (Arras) treasure’ in Constantine and Britain, E. Hartley et al (eds.), (London: Lund Humphries, 2006)
‘After Patching: imported and recycled coinage in 5th-6th century Britain’ and ‘A catalogue of hoards and single finds from the British Isles c. 410-680’, with G. Williams, both in: B. Cook and G. Williams (eds.) Money and History in the North Sea World: Essays in honour of Marion Archibald (Leiden: Brill, 2005)
Romano-British Coin Hoards (Princes Risborough: Shire, 2002)
Coin Hoards from Roman Britain XI, with I. Leins and J. Williams (eds.), (London: Royal Numismatic Society Special Publications 36, 2002)
‘A Survey of the Coin Finds from the Antonine Wall’ in: Britannia, xxxiii (2002): 189-217
Curator of Roman Coins
Department of Coins and Medals,
British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG
email: rabdy @ thebritishmuseum.ac.uk