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Dr. Dario Calomino

Dr. Dario Calomino

Honorary Research Fellow

Tel: 02476 528493
Email: D dot Calomino at warwick dot ac dot uk

Humanities Building, University Road
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL


Dario holds a BA/MA in Classical Archaeology and a PhD in Ancient History. He is specialised in Greek and Roman Numismatics. His main fields of interest rest within Roman history, the economic history of the ancient world, the political and cultural life of the provincial cities of the Roman Empire and the development of visual culture in the Greek and Roman worlds.

Before joining Warwick University, he worked at the British Museum Department of Coins and Medals as a British Academy Newton Research Fellow in 2012-2013 and as a Project Curator in 2014-2017. In 2016 he curated the exhibition Defacing the Past. Damnation and Desecration in Imperial Rome in gallery 69a. He served on the council of the Royal Numismatic Society in 2013-2016 and is currently a member of the council of the Roman Society.

Research interests

Dario is a team member of the project Materiality and meaning in Greek festival culture of the Roman Imperial period. His research will focus on the function of civic coinages within the economic and socio-cultural framework of the Greek festivals under the Roman Empire and will investigate how these coins influenced the way in which Festivals were experienced both within and outside the cities.

Selected publications

  • Defacing the Past. Damnation and Desecration in Imperial Rome, London 2016.
  • Studies in Ancient Coinage in Honour of Andrew Burnett, eds. R. Bland and D. Calomino, London 2015.
  • Le monete romane provinciali della Collezione De Sanctis Mangelli, Parte I. Hispania, Gallia, Italia e isole, Cyrenaica e Creta, Achaia, Epirus, Macedonia, Thracia, Museo Nazionale Romano. Bollettino di Numismatica 51-52, Nuova Serie, Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, Rome 2014.
  • Nicopolis d’Epiro. Nuovi studi sulla zecca e sulla produzione monetale, BAR Series 2214, Oxford 2011.
  • ‘Diva Paulina at Tralles? A case study on the use of imperial portraits by provincial workshops’, in L. Bricault, A. Burnett and A. Suspene (eds.), Rome et les Provinces. Monnayage et Histoire. Mélanges en l’honneur de Michel Amandry, Bordeaux 2017, pp. 343-50.
  • ‘Diva Paulina in Rome and in the East’, Revue Numismatique 173 (2016), pp. 283-302.
  • ‘Emperor of God? The posthumous commemoration of Augustus in Rome and the Provinces’, Numismatic Chronicle 175 (2015), pp. 57-82.
  • ‘From Thrace to Lesbos. Coinage and cities across the Hellespont in the 3rd century AD’, in R. Bland and D. Calomino (eds.), Studies in Ancient Coinage in Honour of Andrew Burnett, London 2015, pp. 207-222.
  • ‘Provincial Coinages: Eastern Provinces’, in C. Arnold Biucchi and M. Caccamo Caltabiano (eds.), Survey of Numismatic Research 2008-2013, Messina 2015, pp. 244-260 (with M. Spoerri Butcher).
  • ‘Bilingual coins of Severus Alexander in the Eastern provinces’, American Journal of Numismatics 26 (2014), pp. 199- 222.
  • ‘The Coinage of Corcyra under the Severans’, Revue Numismatique 171 (2014), 429-462.
  • ‘Die-sharing in Moesia Inferior under Gordian III’, Numismatic Chronicle 173 (2013), pp. 105-126.
  • ‘Actia Nicopolis. Coinage, Currency and Civic Identity (27BC - AD268)’, in F.L. Sanchez (ed.), The City and the Coin in the Ancient and Early Medieval Worlds, BAR International Series 2402, Oxford 2012, pp. 103-115.
  • ‘Collezionismo e commercio numismatico nella Verona di Scipione Maffei: testimonianze inedite su un “raro medaglione d’Ottone”’, Rivista Italiana di Numismatica e Scienze Affini CXII (2011), pp. 101-124.
  • ‘Some Hitherto Unidentified Roman Provincial Issues among the Coin Finds of Nicopolis’, Numismatic Chronicle, 170 (2010), pp. 73-84.

Professional associations

  • Fellow of the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London (council member 2017-2020)
  • Fellow of the Royal Numismatic Society, London (council member 2013-2016)


  • BA/MA and post-graduate diploma of Specialization in Archaeology (University of Padua, 2002; 2006)
  • PhD (University of Verona, 2009)

Office hours

by appointment.