Personal profile


I am the Director of the Program for Ancient Mediterranean Studies at Macquarie University, Sydney, and the Managing Editor of the Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia. My PhD was in Late Archaic Athenian law and numismatics. I teach Greek History and am continuing my research especially in numismatics focussing on a new corpus of early-Attic coinage and associated metallurgical studies as part of an ARC-funded research project, with two volumes being presently completed for publication. I am Partner/Collaborator in a major research project funded by the ERC (2.5 mil euros) entitled: "Silver Isotopes and the Rise of Money". I have set up and run the Ancient Israel Program which has garnered significant community support (donations totalling over $1.7 mil) teaching ancient Israel in its Near Eastern context, taking students on digs in Israel, bringing leading scholars to teach and speak in Australia, and creating Resources for Teachers in the school system. I have recently co-edited a volume on Communications in the Ancient Near East (Routledge forthcoming).

I was formerly a real estate agent with 25 years experience mostly on the Lower North Shore of Sydney. I wrote a guide to selling entitled 'Sell for more' published by Harper Collins which is widely used by home-sellers and agents (approx 30,000 copies sold).

I am deeply involved with philanthropic work, and am currently the President of the Board of Jewish Education.

Education/Academic qualification

Ancient history, PhD, Macquarie University

Ancient History, Master of Arts, Macquarie University

Archaeology, Bachelor of Arts, Sydney University

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Projects 2012 2019

Research Output 2008 2018

Communicating in the past; connecting with the Past

Davis, G. & Keimer, K. H. 2018 Registers and modes of communication in the ancient Near East: getting the message across. London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, p. 1-21 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript/introduction

Miltiades II and his alleged mint in the Chersonesos

Davis, G. & Sheedy, K. 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Historia - Zeitschrift fur Alte Geschichte.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Significance of the weight, size and purity of Archaic 'Owl' Tetradrachms

Davis, G., Sheedy, K. & Gore, D. 2018 (In preparation) Metallurgy in Numismatics, Volume 6. London: The Royal Numismatic Society, Vol. 6

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Activities 2011 2011

  • 1 Editorial work

Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia (Journal)

Davis, G. (Editor in chief)
2011 → …

Activity: Editorial work