Calomino, Dario

Archaeologist and numismatist, Project Curator for Roman Provincial Coins at the British Museum

Dario Calomino (*1977) finished his studies of Classics and Classical Archaeology with a B.A./M.A. (Laurea) in Roman Archaeology at the University of Padua in 2002, with a thesis on the Romanization of Veneto. After a specialization degree post-lauream in Classical Numismatics at the University of Padua (2005), he completed his Ph.D. in Historical and Anthropological Sciences, with “The Coinage of Nicopolis in Epirus in the historical and economical framework of the Greek Provinces”, at the University of Verona in 2009. 

From 2003 to 2011 Dario Calomino worked as a researcher for Civic and State Museums in Italy (Verona, Venice, Piacenza, Rovereto and Brescia) to study and catalogue their collections of Greek, Roman Republican, Imperial and Provincial coins. 

Dario Calomino has teaching experience in numismatics since 2004, at the universities of Padua and Verona as well as the London King’s College Department of Archaeology. In 2003-2010, he worked as tour-leader and archaeological guide in Italy, Libya and Tunisia.
As archaeologist, he participated in the excavations at the Punic-Roman sites of Sant’Antioco and Nora (Sardinia) and was a member of the Academic Committee of the archaeological missions both at the Roman Villa of Montegrotto Terme (Padua) and of the Roman Forum of Grumentum (Lucania). 

For his work, Dario Calomino has been awarded a number of grants. Funded by the Leverhulme Trust, he is currently entrusted with the project “Coinage, Policy and Civic Life in the Roman Imperial Provinces at the end of the Severan Age (AD 218-244)” at the British Museum, London. 

Dario Calomino is the author of numerous publications in academic journals and conference proceedings. His most recent monograph reads “Defacing the Past. Damnation and Desecration in Imperial Rome” (2016). He is co-editor of “Studies in Ancient Coinage in Honour of Andrew Burnett” (2015). 

Dario Calomino is Newton International Fellow of the British Academy, London, Fellow of the Royal Numismatic Society and Honorary Research Associate at the UCL Department of History. He is a member both of the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and the Council of the Royal Numismatic Society.

You can contact Dario Calomino by email. 

On the website of the British Museum, you can find him here.

His profile on can be viewed here. 

Here you can download his article “Die-sharing in Moesia Inferior under Gordian III”.

And this is his article “Actia Nicopolis. Coinage, Currency and Civic Identity (27BC – AD268)”.