Panagiotis Iossif

Panagiotis Iossif was born in Thessaloniki. He is a classical archaeologist, a specialist of the Hellenistic East, while his main object of study is ancient coinage and economy, religion and the methods of iconographic approach and depiction of images in antiquity.

After completing his studies in archaeology and ancient history, he continued his postgraduate studies (summa cum laude) in the field of religious studies, specializing in Hellenistic religion. At the University of Liège (Belgium) he completed his doctoral thesis (summa cum laude) on the Seleucids, their economy, and the Hellenistic East. From 2006 onwards, he is a scientific collaborator of the University of Liège. In 2017, he was elected professor of Ancient and Medieval Numismatics at the Radboud University in Nijmegen (Netherlands), where he supervised numerous MA and PhD theses. At the same time he was for several years the deputy director of the Belgian School at Athens, contributing significantly to its establishment as a research center. He was a curator of Classica Antiquities at the Museum of Cycladic Art from 2022 to 2023 and he was named Scientific Director from December 2023.

He has received numerous scholarships and awards from the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin, Oxford University (Kraay Scholarship), Princeton University, the A.G. Leventis Foundation, the KIKPE Foundation και the Docquier Foundation. He has received fellowships from the American Numismatic Society (ANS) and the Royal Numismatic Society of the UK (RNS). In 2020-2021 he was the visiting professor at the École Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE) in Paris.

He has authored and edited ten books, two exhibition catalogues and has published over 80 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and edited volumes. He has organized numerous conferences and participated in over 50 international conferences. He has curated the exhibition “All that glitters… A Belgian contribution in Greek numismatics” in 2010 at the Numismatic Museum of Athens and the exhibition “Chaeronea, 2 August 338 BC: A day that changed the world”. He has participated in popularized presentations of archaeological research and documentaries on Classical and Hellenistic Antiquity. He has been a member of numerous excavations in Greece and abroad; he was for many years a scientific collaborator of the excavations of the Belgian School at Athens in Thorikos, Attica and leads the excavation project at the Macedonia tomb at Stavroupoli (Xanthi). He is an active member of numerous scientific committees and journals.