2019 Huntington Award to Oğuz Tekin, "Markets, coins and weights in Hellenistic Asia Minor"
On November 8, 2019, Prof. Dr. Oğuz Tekin, received the American Numismatic Society’s Archer M. Huntington Award in recognition of outstanding career contributions to numismatic scholarship. Following the presentation of the Award, Prof. Tekin delivered the Silvia Mani Hurter Memorial Lecture, entitled, “Markets, coins and weights in Hellenistic Asia Minor.”
Prof. Tekin is the foremost numismatic scholar in Turkey, as well as one of the prominent numismatic scholars of ancient Greek and Roman coinage and ancient metrology in the world. For over a quarter of a century, Tekin taught in the history section of Istanbul University, the top public university in Turkey where he taught numismatics and supervised the dissertations of many of Turkey’s current generation of numismatists. In 2010, he accepted a position at Koç University, Turkey’s premier private university, to direct the university’s AKMED center in Antalya, which serves as a research center, a venue for exhibitions and conferences, and an educational center for specialized courses. Since taking the helm at AKEMD, Tekin has organized two large international numismatic congresses held in Antalya and has initiated a summer school in numismatics at AKMED, the only course of its kind in Turkey.