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Dr Adrian Popescu

Affiliated Lecturer in Numismatics

Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington St

Office Phone: 01223 332949

Research Interests

His research interests include ancient coinages from the areas surrounding the Black Sea, with particular focus on the mints from the western coast, coin production and circulation, and the analysis of coin finds. He is co-director of the Noviodunum Archaeological Project and a member of the teams publishing the coins found during excavations in the Greek and Roman cities of Histria and Tropaeum Traiani, Romania.

His wide-ranging publications include works on ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine and modern numismatics. He has also contributed to numerous archaeological reports from sites in many countries, including the UK.

Other Professional Activities

Keeper of Coins and Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum

Upcoming events

A Taste of Latin

Oct 22, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room R.01

Big Saturday at the Museum of Classical Archaeology

Oct 22, 2016

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Climbing the Greasy Pole in Ancient Rome

Oct 22, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room G.19

Ancient History Seminar

Oct 24, 2016

Faculty of Classics, Room G.21

Happy Families?

Oct 25, 2016

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Upcoming events

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Vacancy - Research Associate, ‘Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems’ Project (CREWS)

Oct 20, 2016

Applications are sought for a Research Associate who will be a member of the ‘Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems’ (CREWS) project, led by the Principal Investigator Dr Philippa Steele.

How to write a Greek Dictionary

Oct 06, 2016

Watch the film about the Faculty's Greek Lexicon Project, working towards a a new dictionary of Ancient Greek.

New Discovery

Sep 20, 2016

Professor Jack Davis and Dr Sharon Stocker (Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati), ‘Sometimes All That Glitters Is Gold: The Tomb of the Griffin Warrior at Pylos’, 5 pm on Monday 10 October in Room LG.17, Faculty of Law, Sidgwick Site. To reserve your place please reply to by Monday 3 October.

Temporary University Lectureships in Classics (Ancient History)

Aug 31, 2016

Applications are welcome for two temporary lectureships in Classics (Ancient History) from 01 January 2017. Please see the Jobs & Vacancies page for further information.

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