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The Jewels in the Crown: The Iconography of Parthian, Sassanid, and Kushan Coins

Ken Harl (Tulane)

Friday, October 10, 2014 - 1:30pm
Smith 306

Dr. Kenneth W. Harl is Professor of Classical and Byzantine History at Tulane University in New Orleans, where he teaches courses in Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Crusader history. He earned his B.A. from Trinity College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University. A fellow and trustee of the American Numismatic Society, Professor Harl is well known for his studies of ancient coinage. His books include Civic Coins and Civic Politics in the Roman East, A.D. 180-275 (Univ. of California Press, 1987) and Coinage in the Roman Economy, 300 B.C. to A.D. 700 (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1996). An award-winning teacher at Tulane, Professor Harl has also gained an extensive
following outside academia through his lectures in Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Viking history for the Teaching Company’s “Great Courses” series.