David Coblentz

Independent Historian

David Coblentz is a PhD candidate in History at the University of Washington.  While David’s research focuses on post-Alexander Macedonia, he has diverse interests.  In addition to Macedonian history, he has completed PhD fields in World History, Early Christianity, and the Roman Republic and holds graduate degrees in Comparative Religion and Biostatistics in addition to History.  Along with Greek and Latin, David has studied several dialects of Coptic.

Greece and Egypt: How a Single Coin Reflects an Ancient and Enduring Relationship

In the following article Mediterranean Antiquities historians Carol Thomas and David Coblentz, use an African-headed Greek coin to explore the little known yet often controversially debated historical relationship between Ancient Greece and Egypt and by extension, the larger connections between Africa and Europe.  Their article … Read MoreGreece and Egypt: How a Single Coin Reflects an Ancient and Enduring Relationship