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Liesbeth Claes was born in Rumst, Belgium on 23 April 1985. After her MA Ancient History and MA Cultural History at the University of Leuven, she obtained her PhD on in Ancient History at the Radboud University Nijmegen (2013). In the course of her doctoral studies she was a visiting scholar at Corpus Christi College, Oxford (September- December 2009) and at the University of California, Berkeley (March - June 2011). After defending her doctoral thesis “Kinship and Coinage: Ancestors and Family on Roman Imperial Coinage during the Principate” she obtained the scholarship “van Gelderbeurs”. Since September 2013, she has been an university lecturer at the History Department of the University of Leiden, a job which she combines with a part-time assistant lecture post for the Roman Law courses in the Law Department of the Catholic University of Leuven.
Her research interests are focused on Imperial Rome, with a special focus on the Roman institutions, the representation of power, and the Roman legions. Her main specialism is ancient numismatics in which coin messaging and coin hoards take a special place. Other areas of interest include late Roman epigraphy, the Roman familia and Roman law.
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