William E. Metcalf

Professor (Adj.) of Classics;
Ben Lee Damsky Curator of Coins and Medals, Yale University Art Gallery

William E. Metcalf is jointly appointed in the Department of Classics and the Yale University Art Gallery, where he is Ben Lee Damsky Curator of Coins and Medals. He came to Yale in 2002 after a long career at the American Numismatic Society and several teaching posts.

His focus in recent years has been on the provincial coinage of the Roman empire and he is engaged in preparing the last volume of Roman Provincial Coinage, covering the period from Valerian to the early Tetrarchy.

Selected Recent Publications

  • “Numismatics,” in A. Barchiesi and W. Scheidel, eds., Oxford Handbook of Roman Studies (Oxford, 2010) 135–145.
  • “Hadrianic novelties,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 2011, 42–47.
  • “The Yale University Collection of Coins and Medals” in Commission International de Numismatique Compte-rendu 58 (2011) 30–35.
  • The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinage (New York and Oxford, 2012) (editor).
  • Forthcoming
  • The Later Republican Cistophori (expected 2013)
  • “Asia” and “Bithynia” (cistophori) in Roman Provincial Coinage vol. 3.
Gaifman photo

Field Numismatics; Roman history; Latin

Specialism Roman empire

Contact details

202 Phelps Hall

Phone (203) 432-0982 and
(203) 432-1801

Fax (203) 432-6019