Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford



Associate Fellows


The Institute enjoys the support of the following Associate Fellows.


> Professor Chris Howgego


Professor Howgego is the Keeper of the Heberden Coin Room at the Ashmolean Museum.


Main research interest: Roman coinage.


Selected publications:

  • Greek Imperial Countermarks. Studies in the Provincial Coinage of the Roman Empire (Royal Numismatic Society special publication no.17, London: 1985).
  • Ancient History from Coins (Routledge: 1995)
  • With V. Heuchert and A. Burnett (eds), Coinage and Identity in the Roman Provinces (Oxford: 2005).



> Professor Michael Metcalf




Selected publications:

  • An Atlas of Anglo-Saxon and Norman Coin Finds 973-1086 (Oxford: 1998).
  • ‘Betwist sceattas and Offa’s pence. Mint-attributions and the chronology of a recession’, BNJ (2009), 1-33.


> Dr Julian Baker




Main research interests: Greek coinage.


Selected publications:

  • 'Three fourteenth century coin hoards from Apulia containing gigliati and Greek deniers tournois', Rivista Italiana di Numismatica e Scienze Affini, 102 (2001), 219-280.
  • 'The Casálbore (AV) Hoard of Neapolitan gigliati in the name of King Robert of Anjou (1309-1343)', Annali. Istituto Italiano di Numismatica , 49 (2002), 155-200.
  • 'Coin circulation in early 14th century Thessaly and south-eastern mainland Greece', in N. Moschonas (ed.), Chrèma kai agora stèn epochè tôn Palaiologôn 13os-15os aiônas [= Money and markets in the Palaiologan period, 13th-15th centuries] (Athens: 2003) pp. 293-336.
  • With M. Ponting, 'The Early Period of Minting of Deniers Tournois in the Principality of Achaïa (to 1289), and their Relation to the Issues of the Duchy of Athens', Numismatic Chronicle, 161 (2001), 207-254.



> Dr Shailendra Bhandare




Main research interests: Indian Coinage: its historical context, utility and evolution with specific attention to the early historic, medieval (Mughal) and modern periods. Also its significance for undertaking studies of broad historical interests such as cross-cultural syncretism, urbanisation and colonialism.


Selected publications:

  • 'Bombay Billys: The British Coinage for Malabar Coast', supplement to Oriental Numismatic Society Newsletter 174, Autumn 2003
  • 'Coingae of the Habshi rulers of Janjira', Oriental Numismatic Society Newsletter 178. winter 2003-2004.



> Dr Timothy Crafter


Main research interests: British twelfth-century monetary history.


The title of his doctoral thesis, submitted in 2008, is Monetary Expansion in Britain in the Late Twelfth Century.


Selected publications:

  • 'A re-examination of the classification and chronology of the Cross-and-Crosslets type of Henry II', British Numismatic Journal (1998).
  • 'A die study of the Cross-and-Crosslets type of the Ipswich mint, c.1161-1180' , Numismatic Chronicle (2002).
  • 'Knights and merchants: trade, politics and the gentry in late medieval England’, Past and Present, 169 (2000), 36-62.



> Dr Elizabeth Gemmill




Main research interests: the ecclesiastical patronage rights of the medieval English nobility; medieval valuations of real property, and later medieval towns.


Selected publications:

  • 'The earls and their clergy in the reign of Edward I', Oxford History Online, 2007
  • with N. J.Mayhew, 'A market economy, 1100-1800' in  M. Lynch, E.P. Dennison, and D.Ditchburn, eds, Aberdeen before 1800: a new history (Tuckwell Press, 2002).
  • 'The ecclesiastical patronage of the English earls during the reign of Edward I', in P.R. Coss and S.D. Lloyd (eds.), Thirteenth-century England, III. Proceedings of the Newcastle upon Tyne Conference 1989 (Boydell Press, 1991).



> Dr Cathy King


Main research interest: Late Roman coinage, Celtic coinage.


Selected publications:

  • Imperial Revenue, Expenditure and Monetary Policy in the Fourth Century AD (Oxford Symposium Series vol. 5, Oxford: 1980)
  • With David Wigg (eds.), Coin Finds and Coin Use in the Roman World (Oxford Symposium Series Vol. 13, Oxford: 1996)



> Dr John Naylor


Main research interests: early medieval settlement, economic archaelology.


Selected publications:

  • An Archaelology of Trade in Middle Saxon England (Archaeopress: 2004).
  • With J. D. Richards, 'Anglo-Scandinavian England: from buried treasure to GIS' in J. Sheeham & D. O. Corrain (eds.), The Viking Age: Ireland and the West (Dublin: 2010), 338-52.



> Dr Pamela Nightingale


Main research interests: the monetary and credit systems of medieval England.


Selected publications:

  • ‘Knights and merchants: trade, politics and the gentry in late medieval England’, Past and Present, 169 (2000), 36-62
  • ‘Money and credit in late medieval England’, in D. Wood (ed.), Medieval Money Matters (Oxbow Books: 2004).
  • ‘Some new evidence of crises and trends of mortality in late medieval England’, Past and Present, 187 (2005), 33-68.



> Dr Luke Samy


Main research interests: history of building societies in England c.1880-1939; microfinance and development; housing markets; economic growth.


Selected Publications:

  • 'Extending home ownership before the First World War: The case of the Co-operative Permanent Building Society', Economic History Review, Forthcoming.
  • 'The paradox of success: the effect of growth, competition and managerial self-interest on building society behaviour and market structure c.1880-1939',Oxford Discussion Papers in Economic and Social History, 86 (2011).
  • 'The Building Society Promise: Building Societies and Home Ownership c.1880-1939', Oxford Discussion Papers in Economic and Social History, 72 (2008).





> Professor Daniel Carey


Main research interests: John Locke and Enlightenment-era philosophies of money and credit; the Great Recoinage.


Selected publications:

  • The Empire of Credit: The Financial Revolution in the British Atlantic World, 1688-1815, ed. Daniel Carey and Christopher J. Finlay (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2011).
  • Money and Political Economy in the Era of Enlightenment, ed. Daniel Carey, forthcoming 2013.
  • 'John Locke, Money, and Credit', in The Empire of Credit: The Financial Revolution in the British Atlantic World, 1688-1815, ed. Daniel Carey and Christopher J. Finlay (Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2011), 25-51.
  • 'John Locke's Philosophy of Money', forthcoming in Money and Political Economy in the Era of Enlightenment.
  • 'Locke's Species: Money and Philosophy in the 1690s', Annals of Science, forthcoming.