Publications/Reviews

Books



Hellenistic Gold Jewellery in the Benaki Museum Collections. A Catalogue/Monograph of the Benaki Museum's collection of Hellenistic gold jewellery. To be published 2017 by the Benaki Museum and the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (AAIA). 

The book will be launched by the AAIA in Sydney in 2018 (date TBA) in Athens at the Benaki Museum on 20 November 2017. The book launch at the Benaki Museum will coincide with the start of an exhibition of Hellenistic jewellery, terracottas and vases to continue over the Christmas period. 

Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (AAIA) Newsletter: No 7, October 2014, p. 3.

        
2006: Hellenistic Gold Eros Jewellery: Technique, Style and Chronology, British Archaeological Reports (BAR) International Series 1510 (Archaeopress, Oxford).
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General Introduction:


Scholarship in the area of ancient jewellery has progressed to a level of academic acceptance not thought possible even two decades ago, yet in terms of serious scientific archaeological research, it continues to be marginalized as part of the minor or decorative arts. Paradoxically also it is because of its small size, exquisite beauty and intrinsic value that jewellery has traditionally not been considered seriously as archaeological evidence. Consequently, until recent times jewellery has been poorly recorded in excavation reports.

The aim of this thesis is to provide a basis for future work by approaching the study of ancient Eros jewellery as archaeological artefacts - the products of a vanished material culture. In other words, it will attempt to look at the objects in their archaeological contexts - as a crucial part of the evidence that has survived from ancient times. At the same time, it will also attempt to look through the objects at the contexts in which they were created and evolved - social, cultural, religious, political and economic. By taking into account the content and contextual associations of properly excavated objects, crucial information about chronology can also be ascertained. Ancient jewellery must now be understood as a fundamental to the archaeological record.



SYNOPSIS  - 2006: Monica M. Jackson, Hellenistic Gold Eros Jewellery: Technique, Style and Chronology, ISBN 1841719447. £57.00. xi+240 pages; 28 figures, illustrations and drawings; 32 plates, including 12 in colour. BAR S1510


This work presents a systematic and objective examination of the large corpus of Hellenistic gold Eros jewellery. By focusing on the question of the interconnections between the major centres of production – Egypt, South Italy and South Russia, Western Asia Minor, Greece and Syria a number of regional schools and new jewellery groups are identified. The keys to the discussion are the well documented find contexts from Northern Greece, South Italy and Tel Atrib (Egypt) that make it possible to arrive at a relative chronology for a particular type of Eros, found throughout the Hellenistic world. The morphological, stylistic, iconographic and technical continuities between Hellenistic jewellery and in particular the Eros motif ensure the successful use of this methodology. Evidence from Koroni in Attica and from several South Italian tomb groups has been examined in detail and dated, according to the methodology described above to ca. 240 BC. The study includes a discussion of the significance of Eros in the Hellenistic period. The study has shown the value of Eros jewellery as an indicator of the cultural life of the Hellenistic world – its values, literature and basic lore about nature and the arts. The Eros motif and its morphological lineage are traced through related depictions in contemporaneous decorative arts. The catalogue has brought together as much material as possible to establish a typology and chronology of Eros jewellery in the hope that it will provide the maximum amount of information for future studies. 32 plates, including 12 in colour, illustrate the work.



2002: Case Studies of Hellenistic Eros Earrings with a Catalogue of Gold Eros Jewellery , Vols. I & II, PhD Dissertation, Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts, The University of Sydney, Australia. Oliver Archaeology Collection at The George Washington University, Washington DC.
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Book Reviews

2008: Hélène Guiraud review of Monica M. Jackson, Hellenistic Gold Eros Jewellery: Technique, Style and Chronology (2006). In Latomus Revue d' études Latines, v. 67, 3 ( Sept.) 833-835.


2007: Dietrich Willers review of Monica M. Jackson, Hellenistic Gold Eros Jewellery: Technique, Style and Chronology (2006) . In M. Billerbeck, T. Gelzer, A. Giovannini (eds.), Museum Helveticum, Schweizerische Zeitschrift für klassische Altertumswissenschaft. Revue suisse pour l'étude de l'antiquité classique. Rivista svizzera di filologia classica, 64, 3 (Sept.) 172.
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Book Chapters

2011: "Early Hellenistic Earrings from a Regional Black Sea Workshop". In Terra Antiqua Balcanica et Mediterranea. Miscellanea in Honour of Alexander Minchev, Acta Musei Varnaensis, VIII-1, Ongul, Varna, 85-92. Early Hellenistic Jewellery_Black Sea Workshophttps://www.academia.edu/
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Refereed Journal Articles


                                             

2008: "Stylistic Influences of Coins on Jewellery: from the Eastern Mediterranean to Bactria", World of Antiques & Art, Issue 74 (February-August) 40-44. World of Antiques & ArtStylistic Influences of Coins on Jewelleryhttps://sydney.academia.edu/MonicaMJackson


 2008: "Archaeology, Looting and the Luxury Arts in the XXI Century", Art Antiquity and Law, XIII, Issue1 (April) 59-73. Academia.edu                                                                             Citation 2010: J. Kreder,The University of Miami Law Review, V. 64, n. 80.

1999: "Jewellery from a Tomb in Metaponto: A Chronological Review", Art Antiquity and Law, Issue 4 (December) 347-362.

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Citations

Every year, on behalf of the International Committee of Historical Sciences, the Bibliography catalogues the most important new publications, historiographical monographs, and journal articles throughout the world, extending from prehistory and ancient history to the most recent contemporary historical studies. Within the systematic classification according to epoch, region, and historical discipline, works are also cited according to the author's name and characteristic keywords in their title.

 2010: "New Jewellery Evidence from the Antikythera Shipwreck: A Stylistic and Chronological Analysis", Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique (BCH) 134,1, 177-194. 
BCH_2010_134_1-New Jewellery Evidence/Antikythera Shipwreckhttps://www.academia.edu.


Citation: 2012: E. Stassinopopoulou, The   Antikythera   Shipwreck   the   Ship,  the  Treasures, t he  Mechanism,  Exhibition   Catalogue  (April   2012 - April   2013)  National   Archaeological   Museum  Athens, 146-151, 297.


2004: "Jewellery Evidence and the Lowering of South Italian Ceramic Chronology", Ancient West & East, 3, 2, 283-313. Ancient West & East_Jewellery Evidence South Italy_Google




1999: "New Evidence for Dating a Group of Ptolemaic Earrings", Études et Travaux, XVIII, 61-86. Academia.edu                                                                  








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                          Catalogue & Journal Articles           
       
                                                                                                      March 2017: "Hellenistic Gold Jewellery in the Benaki Museum Collections: A Vignette", in The Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens Bulletin, Vol. 13, 21-25. AAIA Bulletin March 2017.pdf
Academia.edu_AAIA Benaki_Bulletin 2017 

            
Sheet gold and pearl diadem from Pompeii, Villa Imperiale 

July 2016: "Roman Jewellery: Status, Beauty, Luxury", Lecture synopsis in Nova, The Journal of the Friends of Antiquity, The University of Brisbane, 3-5. In conjunction with the exhibition in the R D Milns Antiquities Museum:  "Useless Beauty: Luxury and Rome"(10 June 2016 - ca. February 2017).
Academia.edu  Nova: Journal of the Friends of Antiquity


 


2010: "A pair of Nike Earrings in the Nicholson Museum", in Beauty and Betrayal: Ancient and Neo-Classical Jewellery, The Nicholson MuseumThe University of Sydney, 71-74. In conjunction with the jewellery exhibition (30 June - 26 November, 2010) The Nicholson Museum, The University of Sydney.
The Nicholson Museum on Facebook'Beauty & Betrayal Ancient and Neo-Classical Jewellery' at the Nicholson Museum;  Alexis Q. Castor - Bryn Mawr Classical Review
                                                                                                                                                                         
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Encyclopedia Entries

2012: "Gold". In R. Bagnall, K. Brodersen, C. Champion, A. Erskine, S. Huebner (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Ancient History (Blackwell, Oxford). Published Online 26 October 2012.
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2010: "Snapshot: Hellenistic Jewelry". In Djurdja Bartlett (ed.) The Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. East Europe, Russia and the Caucasus, Vol. 9, Part 5: Southeast Europe,  Berg Fashion Library, Oxford International Series (Westford MA) 446-447.

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Conference Proceedings

2013: "From Vani to Varna: Late Classical Jewellery Reconsidered". In G. Tsetskhladze, S. Atasoy,  A. Avram, Ş. Dönmez (eds.), The Bospours: Gateway Between the Ancient West and East (1st Millennium BC-5th Century AD) Fourth International Congress on Black Sea Antiquities, Istanbul 14-18 September 2009. (BAR) International Series 2517 (Archaeopress, Oxford) 151-157, figs. 1-11. Academia.edu - "From Vani to Varna"_BAR Oxford_ 2013;  Bryn Mawr Classical Review;            4th-International Congress on Black Sea Antiquities_Istanbul_14-18-September-2009


2012: "The Amisos Treasure: A Hellenistic Tomb from the Age of Mithradates Eupator". In G. Tsetskhladze (ed.) E. Lafti, J. Hargrave, W. Anderson (assist. eds.). In The Black Sea, Paphlagonia, Pontus and Phrygia in Antiquity. (BAR) International Series 2432 (Archaeopress, Oxford) 109-116, figs. 1-11. Academia.edu_"The Amisos Treasure"_BAR_ Oxford_ 2012

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                                          Conference Papers

2010: “The Christian Element in Anglo-Saxon Hoards”, International Conference of Archaeology, Reflections of Faith: Christian Architecture and the Arts 4th-5th Centuries AD, Archaeological Museum Varna, Bulgaria. 

2007: "In the Shadow of the Tombaroli: Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century", International Conference organised jointly by the Faculty of Law, the University of Pecs and the Institute of Art and Law, Portable Antiquities and Archaeological Looting in the Modern European Context: Law, Ethics, Policy and Practice, University of Pecs, Hungary 11-13 July, 2007.


2006: "The Stylistic Influences of Coins on Jewellery from the Eastern Mediterranean to Bactria", as a participant on the numismatic panel: 'Numismatics of the Orient: Current Research Issues' at the Fiftieth Anniversary Conference: World Without Walls: East and West: 21st Century Perspectives, The Oriental Society of Australia (OSA), The University of Sydney, 3-7 December, 2006.
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Other
Knidos bronze coin, Aphrodite at her bath, Cabinet des Medailles Paris

2010: Travel article, "Aphrodite of Knidos & The Datça Peninsula". In Suleiman the Magnificent, Swan Hellenic 'Minerva' Cruise Book, 7-21 October 2010 (West Sussex, England) 50-51https://sydney.academia.edu/MonicaMJackson