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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, University of Sydney

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Projects 2012 9999

Silver Isotopes and Rise of Money

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Project: Research

Henroth Excavation Khirbet el Rai Project

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Project: Other

Sir Asher Joel Foundation

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Project: Other

2014-18 Roth Outreach Fellowship

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Project: Other

Research Outputs 2008 2019

Miltiades II and his alleged mint in the Chersonesos

Davis, G. & Sheedy, K., Jan 2019, In : Historia - Zeitschrift fur Alte Geschichte. 68, 1, p. 11-25 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Rites and wrongs: the vexed case Against Nicomachus

Davis, G., 2019, (Accepted/In press) στήλη Ἀττική: Athenian Papers in Memory of David M. Lewis. Athens: Hellēnikē Epigraphikē Hetaireia

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Elemental composition of gold and silver coins of Siphnos

Sheedy, K., Gore, D., Blet-Lemarquand, M. & Davis, G., 1 Mar 2018, (Accepted/In press) Mines, metals, and money: ancient world studies in science, archaeology and history. Sheedy, K. & Davis, G. (eds.). London: Royal Numismatic Society, 21 p. (Metallurgy in Numismatics; vol. 6).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

lead isotope

General introduction: 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 and Francis Group, p. 1-21 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript/introductionResearchpeer-review

Social Semiotics
Context of Situation

Registers and modes of communication in the ancient Near East: getting the message across

Keimer, K. H. (ed.) & Davis, G. (ed.), 2018, London ; New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. 231 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/AnthologyResearchpeer-review

Ancient Near East

Activities 2011 2011

  • 1 Editorial work

Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia (Journal)

Gil Davis (Editor in chief)
2011 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work