Dr Matthew Shillam has always had a keen interest in ancient Roman and Greek history.
Since 2001, he has worked with Hugh Preston in the Romanorum business. Matthew also designed the
web site and an administration ancient coin database. In 2006 he and his wife Katrina purchased
Romanorum from Hugh. Matthew completed his PhD in Ancient History from University of New England in
2017 with a thesis on the Roman Emperor and Client Kings, with particular emphasis on the coinage.
He completed his MA in Classics (Honours) from ANU in 2008 with a
thesis on the dynastic strategies of the third century AD with special emphasis on the coinage.
That same year Romanorum moved from Canberra to Grafton, on the North Coast of NSW. Matthew has
written several articles for Australasian Coin & Banknote Magazine and is a member of the
Australian Numismatic Association and a fellow of the Royal Numismatic Society. As an IT
professional, Matthew is also designing and developing an online ancient coin database to aid
researchers and collectors.
Collecting Interests: River gods, geographical reverses, dynastic coins, coins of the Roman Client Kingdoms.
Katrina Shillam developed an enthusiasm for ancient coins after buying one as a present
for Matthew. A Librarian with a keen interest in history and architecture, Katrina enjoys
liaising with clients and discovering their different collection interests. Katrina has also
contributed articles to Australasian Coin & Banknote Magazine, and produces the
Romanorum advertisements and catalogues.
Collecting Interests: Architectural reverses, chairs on ancient coins, turretted heads (Tyche).
Dr Hugh Preston has collected Roman coins for over 30 years and in 1996 he established the ancient coin business
Romanorum, now owned by Matthew and Katrina Shillam. He has a PhD in chemistry and a Grad.
Dip. in Economic Statistics. He is a member of the Numismatic Association of Australia, and ASAN, and a
Fellow of the Royal Numismatic Society. He writes regularly for Australasian Coin and Banknote Magazine under the "Roman
World" banner and has also published articles in Archaeological Diggings and Annali degli Istituto Italiano di Numismatica
. In 2007 he gave a plenary address on Images in the Roman World, at the Numismatic Association of Australia
(NAA) biennial conference.
Collecting Interests: Roman Republican, Adoptive & Antonine emperors and female portraits.
PO Box 251
GRAFTON NSW 2460
|Phone:||(02) 6644 8177 (within Australia)|
|+ 612 6644 8177 (International)|
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If you would like to purchase one of our coins, use the BUY link from the Coin View page, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You are also welcome to send us your "want" lists if we do not currently have the coin you are after.
We are members of the Australasian Numismatic Dealer's Association (ANDA).
Web site designed by Matthew Shillam (email@example.com).