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Kenneth Sheedy

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Associate Professor Kenneth Sheedy is the founding director of the Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies at Macquarie University (since 2000). He is also a member of the teaching staff of the university’s Department of History and Archaeology. He was previously the Deputy Director of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (1991-6). From 1988-1991 he was a curator at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS)/ Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. From 1997 he was the British Academy curator for the Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum (SNG) Project at the British Museum, London.

Kenneth Sheedy was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 2010. He is the representative of the Academy for the SNG Australia Project at the International Union of Academies. He has been a visiting lecturer for the Gunnar Holsts Stiftelse för Numismatik Göteborg, Sweden, and held the Robinson Visiting Scholarship (Heberden Coin Room, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford) in association with the Kraay Visitorship (Wolfson College, Oxford), and the Margo Tytus Visiting Fellowship. Department of Classics, University of Cincinnati.

He is the lead researcher for the ARC funded project 'A spring of silver, a treasury in the earth: coinage and wealth in archaic Athens' in collaboration with A/Prof Damian Gore and Dr Gil Davis (a study of the metal composition of archaic Athenian coins using XRF analysis). He is also working in collaboration with Dr Davis to prepare a new mint study of Archaic Athenian coinage. Kenneth Sheedy is a joint leader with a team from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) in an investigation of incuse coinage from colonial cities in Southern Italy during the 6th and 5th centuries BC. He is the director of the Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Australia project.