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Dr. Karsten Dahmen


Deputy Director (Münzkabinett)





Focus | Responsibilities | Projects

  • curator for coins of the Late Antique, Gallic empire, and Byzantine periods. Oriental and Islamic coins, (non-German) foreign medals.
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  • developement and editorial work for the Münzkabinett's online catalogue
  • directing, developing and editing the Münzkabinett's Authorative Data Portal (NDP)
    Authorative Data Portal (NDP)
  • co-ordination and creation of digital concepts, ids, and Linked Open Data for the use by Münzkabinett partner institutions and the NUMiD-Verbund
  • research into the history of the Münzkabinett's collection and provenance research
  • research into the coinages of the Hellenistic, Late-Roman, and Migration periods, iconography


01/2004 until 12/2006 internship Münzkabinett
1/2007 until 12/2009 scientific collaborator in the German Research-Board funded project on Merovingian coinage, see und (MittelalterStudien vols 27&30)
1/2010 until 7/2018 scientific collaborator and curator in the Münzkabinett
Since 8/2018 deputy director Münzkabinett


  • Since October 2017 member of the Ombuds Committee for scientific integrity within SPK
  • Since 2014 member of Steering Committee von
  • member of the advisory committee regarding MDS/RIA of SMB
  • Since 2019 member of the advisory board of the online journal Oceanus of Münster University
  • Since 2014 member of the scientific committee of the journal Notae Numismaticae of the Museum Narodowe in Cracow
  • member of the board for the Berlin Numismatic Society est. 1843 as speaker for the ancient coins division, editor
  • peer reviews for journals and publications by academic institutions
  • one of the judges for the Coin of the Year (COTY) award Krause Publications


Selected monographs, papers, lectures.

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Museum and the City (2015)

Staff of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

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