Lucia Carbone


Assistant Curator of Roman Coins

BA-MA (Greek Epigraphy): Roma, Università La Sapienza. ME (Latin, Greek, Italian, Special Needs Eduction): Roma, Università Roma Tre. PhD (Classical Studies): New York, Columbia University.

Lucia Carbone joined the ANS Curatorial Team in September 2016. Earlier that year, she received a PhD in Classical Studies from Columbia University, with a dissertation focusing on the impact of Roman imperialism on the monetary and administrative systems of the province of Asia between the 2nd century BC and the end of the 1st century AD.

Her forthcoming monograph on the late cistophoric production in Asia, entitled The hidden power.Late cistophoric production and the organization of the Provincia Asia(128–89 BC), is scheduled to be published by the end of 2019.

An alumna of the 2012 ANS Summer Seminar, she inherited from the late Rick Witschonke a passion for cistophori. Lucia is currently cataloging and accessioning the over 3,700 coins that Rick bequeathed to the ANS, a unique collection that will offer great insight into the complexities of Roman monetary and economic policy in the Mediterranean from the 2nd century BC on. The publication of a comprehensive catalogue is expected by the by the beginning of 2020.

Lucia has published on a variety of topics ranging from the difference between Roman and Greek ideas of sovereignty in the Provincia Asia and on Roman provincial control over the issue of silver civic coinage in Asia in the 1st century BC, the introduction of Roman currencies in the East, change of weight standards under Mark Antony and Iberian lead tokens. She presented at international conferences in Europe and in the US on topics mainly focusing on the changes caused by the Roman conquest of the Eastern Mediterranean in the Late Republic and Early Roman Empire.

An adjunct Professor at Columbia University, she taught Roman Numismatics, Latin, Greek, Roman history and Contemporary Civilization both at college and high school levels. She is currently supervising the cataloguing of the Olcott Coin Collection at the RBML of Columbia University.





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