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Stefan Riedel


Dr. S. Riedel
+31 71 527 2727

Office days

Since I am based at Münter University in Germany with on of the cooperation partners of the VICI-project, I am in Leiden only occasionally.


Stefan Riedel (1982) is Post-Doc in the VICI-project Innovating Objects. The Impact of Global Connections and the Formation of the Roman Empire (ca. 200 –30 BC) directed by Prof. Dr. Miguel John Versluys where he is working on the region of Commagene (SE Anatolia). His main focus is on the interaction of global and local stimuli in the development of the material culture in Hellenistic Commagene.

Curriculum vitae

Stefan Riedel holds a PhD from the Ruhr-Universtität Bochum (2016) and an MA from the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (2010). His PhD-thesis is on The Basileia of Alexandria whereas his MA-thesis was on the representations of Athena on the coins of Pergamum and Ilion.

Before starting at Leiden he worked at the Center for Mediterranean Studies (2010–2014) and at the Institute of Archaeological Studies (2014–2016) at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.  Stefan Riedel’s main research interests are the cultural contacts and processes of interaction and transformation in the Hellenistic and Early-Roman Eastern Mediterranean.


  • Faculteit Archeologie
  • World Archaeology
  • Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology
  • Riedel S. (2019), Achaemenid Reminiscences in the Ptolemaic Royal Quarter? Towards the Integrative Potential of the Basileia of Alexandria. In: Wicke D. (Ed.) Der Palast im antiken und islamischen Orient. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. 281-295.book chapter
  • Riedel & S. (2018), Commagenian Glocalization and the Matter of Perception - An Innovative Royal Portrait from Samosata, Istanbuler Mitteilungen 68: 87-142.article in journal: refereed
  • Riedel S. (2016), Darstellungen der Göttin Athena auf den Münzen von Pergamon und Ilion no. 4. Bonn: Habelt.book
  • Riedel S. (2016), ΘΕΟΙ ΤΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΗΣ ΠΟΛΕΩΣ – Die Götterwelt(en) des Lysimachos und seiner Residenzstadt Lysimacheia im Spiegel der Münzen. In: Schwarzer H., Nieswandt H.-H. (Eds.) »Man kann es sich nicht prächtig genug vorstellen!«. Festschrift für Dieter Salzmann zum 65. Geburtstag. Marsberg/Padberg: Scirptorium. 171–182.book chapter
  • Riedel S. (2015), The Trojan Palladion – Visual Expression of a pan-Mediterranean Identity in Antiquity?. In: Lichtenberger A., Rüden C.von (Eds.) Multiple Mediterranean Realities. Current Approaches to Spaces, Resources, and Connectivities. Paderborn: Fink Schöningh. 149–167.book chapter
  • Riedel S. (2013), Hellenistic Pottery in a Wider Perspective – On the Use and Misuse of the Application of Network Theory to Material Culture. In: Fenn N., Römer-Strehl, C. (Eds.) Networks in the Hellenistic World. According to the Pottery in the Eastern Mediterranean and Beyond. Bar International Series no. 2539 Oxford: Archaepress. 371-376.book chapter
  • University of Münster Teaching a course
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