Giacomo PARDINI Curriculum

Giacomo Pardini is currently Research Fellow of Ancient Numismatics in the Department of Cultural Heritage Sciences of the University of Salerno, where in 2013 he obtained his PhD in Metodi e metodologie della ricerca archeologica e storico artistica with a thesis entitled “Rinvenimenti monetali a Pompei. Contesti e circolazione.”

Dr. Pardini studied at the Sapienza-University of Rome (Faculty of Liberal Arts), where he obtained a degree in Archaeology (Methods and Techniques of Archaeological Research) in 2004, and a post-graduate certificate in Classical Archaeology (Greek and Roman Numismatics) in 2008. He was awarded Research Grants from the same university in 2011 and 2014. From 2008 through 2014, he served as Instructor in Ancient Numismatics at the Sapienza-University of Rome, holding seminars and training sessions for graduate and post-graduate students. He was also a member of the Examining Commission for Undergraduate Courses in Ancient Numismatics and of the Bachelor's Thesis Examination Committee for Ancient Numismatics and Physical Methods for Cultural Heritages.


Dr. Pardini has participated in several international archaeological missions, including the Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia, University of Cincinnati (; and the exploration of the north-eastern slope of the Palatine Hill in Rome, Sapienza-University of Rome ( He is also a scientific consultant to the Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma.


He has taken part in numerous international conferences, and in 2011 he organized the I International Numismatics Workshop in Rome: “Numismatica e Archeologia. Monete, stratigrafie e contesti. Dati a confronto.” He has played high-level roles in several excavation projects, including the Meta Sudans site (1996-2003) and the exploration of the north-eastern slope of the Palatine Hill (2001-2015), in Rome; the Trebula Mutuesca (Monteleone Sabino) site, in the province of Rieti (2000-2001); and the Tell Barri/Kahat site in Syria (1997-1998).


His main area of interest is ancient Greek and Roman numismatics, with particular emphasis on the relations between archaeology and coins, numismatic research methods, the interpretation of numismatic finds from multi-layered excavations, and the analysis of monetary circulation systems and ancient economic processes. He is currently involved in the analysis of monetary finds in Rome (the north-eastern slope of the Palatine Hill, Piazza Venezia, and Piazza Vittorio-Horti Lamiani), Ostia (Terme del Nuotatore), and Pompeii (Regiones I.1 and VIII.7.1-17, and the Temple of Venus). Following the discovery in Rome of the Meta Sudans Augustea (Piazza del Colosseo) and the Imperial Regalia attributed to Maxentius (north-eastern slope of the Palatine), Dr. Pardini conducted a study on the coins found in these sites to identify their significance within the ideology of imperial power.


He is currently involved in reviewing and cataloguing the coins of Otho, Galba, Vitellius, and the Flavian emperors, and the “anonymous quadrants” in the Collezione Granducale Medici-Lorena at the National Archaeological Museum of Florence.


In 2014, Dr. Pardini received the Classical Numismatic Group Roman and Byzantine Fund  a grant from the Royal Numismatic Society of London, for a research project entitled “From the longus et unus annus to AD 96. The coins of Otho, Galba, Vitellius and Flavian emperors in the collection ‘Medici-Lorena’ in Florence”.


In 2014-2015 Academic Year, he was a Margo Tytus Visiting Scholar in the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH-USA), where he is conducting research on “Men and their Coins. Ports, trade, and monetary circulation in Tyrrhenian Italy between the Hellenistic Age and the first century AD” -