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New book on Galen's Treatise On Simple Drugs

A special issue of Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences on the interpretation and transmission of Galen's treatise On simple drugs. Guest editors: Caroline Petit (Warwick), Matteo Martelli (Bologna), Lucia Raggetti (Bologna).

The volume explores the fate of Greek text across time, languages and cultures. It arises from a BA-Leverhulme-funded project, 'Rethinking Ancient Pharmacology' and a conference at the BSR in 2017.


May Coins of the Month

This month, in a lock down special, we have two entries for our Coin of the Month series. Nicholas Aherne discusses provincial coinage in Syria and Cristian Mondello examines two unpublished token moulds in Florence.


Tokens and religious diversity in Late Antiquity

British Academy Visiting Fellow Cristian Mondello explores some of the tokens of Late Antiquity in this blog.



Silbannacus - the emperor that time forgot

In an article for BBC History Magazine's History Extra, Professor Kevin Butcher looks at a mysterious coin of a Roman emperor whose identity is entirely unknown to history.


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