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Manon Post

PhD candidate

M.J.J. Post
+31 71 527 1257

Manon Post is a PhD candidate at the Institute for History.

More information about Manon Post

Fields of interest

  • Numismatics
  • Hellenistic History
  • Ancient Economics


My PhD concerns the introduction of coinage into Egypt with the arrival of Alexander the Great (332 BCE) and its widespread adoption under Ptolemy I and Ptolemy II (323-246 BCE). Specifically, it investigates the role wider society played in accepting its rapid introduction and establishing coins as the primary instrument of economic transaction, and questions if this is in fact what happened.
The PhD is part of Anchoring Innovation, a project from OIKOS, the National Research School in Classical Studies.


I received my BA (Hons) in Ancient History from Durham University in 2019 and graduated with an MA in Ancient History from University College, London on the Dean's List in 2020. The following year I was an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Auckland. While studying for my Master's, I undertook work experience at the British Museum in the Department of Coins and Medals.
In the course of my studies I have worked primarily on Ptolemaic Egypt and other Hellenistic societies, with particular focus on the intersection between socio-economic policy and material culture.

PhD candidate

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Institute for History
  • Oude Geschiedenis

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 0.09A


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