Contact details

Email: claudia.wagner@ashmus.ox.ac.uk

Telephone number: 01865 278103

Role: Senior Research Fellow in Classical Archaeology

Prof Claudia Wagner

Biography

I studied for my DPhil at Merton College, Oxford. After completing my thesis on the dedication practices on the Athenian Acropolis 8th to 4th centuries BC I have been working at the Beazley Archive, Oxford, where I am directing the gem databases and gem research programme. 

Research interests

My research interests are ancient and neo-classical engraved gems, collection history, sanctuaries and votive offerings. In my free time I sing in the Kennington Choir.

Selected publications

  • Masterpieces in MiniatureEngraved Gems from Prehistory to the present (The Philip Wilson Gems and Jewellery Series; London 2018) with Sir J. Boardman
  • Natter's Museum Britannicum - British Gem Collections and Collectors of the Mid-Eighteenth Century (Archaeopress; Oxford, 2017) with Sir J. Boardman, J. Kagan
  • The Beverley Collection of Gems at Alnwick Castle (The Philip Wilson Gems and Jewellery Series; London, 2016) with J. Boardman and D. Scarisbrick
  • The Guy Ladrière Collection of Gems and Rings (The Philip Wilson Gems and Jewellery Series; London, 2015) with J. Boardman and D. Scarisbrick
  • The Marlborough Gems: formerly at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire (Oxford, 2009), with Sir John Boardman, E. Zwierlein-Diehl, and D. Scarisbrick
Dr Claudia Wagner's books