Tekin, Oğuz (b. 8 April 1958, Ankara), archaeologist, historian of Antiquity and academician; director of AKMED since January 2017.
In 1982, Tekin obtained a degree in classical archaeology from the Istanbul University (IU) Faculty of Letters, where he took up a position as assistant in the Department of Ancient History in 1984. He received a master's degree in 1987 and PhD in 1991. He became associate professor in 1993 and a professor in 1999. He served as deputy dean of the IU School of Letters (2000-2004), and head of the Department of Ancient History (2006-2016). Professor Tekin moved to the Koç University Department of Archaeology and Art History at the start of 2017, at the same time taking on the directorship of AKMED.
Prof. Tekin also contributes to the “Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Turkey” and the “Corpus Ponderum Antiquorum et Islamicorum” projects as editor and writer. Alongside his research on numismatics, Tekin’s expertise in markets and commercial weights and measures in antiquity has led to the publication of numerous books and articles. His Eski Yunan ve Roma Tarihi’ne Giriş (Introduction to the History of Ancient Greece and Rome, 2008) won the Best University Textbook award from the Turkish Academy of Sciences in 2011.
His published titles include Antik Numismatik ve Anadolu (Ancient Numismatics and Anatolia; 1992), Antik Anadolu Numismatiği Bibliyografyası (Bibliography of Ancient Anatolian Numismatics; 1993), Yapı Kredi Koleksiyonu Grek ve Roma Sikkeleri (Greek and Roman Coins in the Yapı Kredi Collection; 1994), Eskiçağ’da Para (Money in Antiquity; 1995), Eskiçağ’da İstanbul (Istanbul in Antiquity; 1996), Yapı Kredi Koleksiyonu Bizans Sikkeleri (Byzantine Coins in the Yapı Kredi Collection; 1999), Sivas Definesi: VI. Mithradates Dönemi Pontos ve Paphlagonia Kentlerinin Bronz Sikkeleri (The Sivas Treasure: Bronze Coins of the Cities of Pontos and Paphlagonia in the Reign of Mithrades VI; 1999), Sadberk Hanım Müzesi Antik Sikkeler Kataloğu (Catalog of Ancient Coins in the Sadberk Hanım Museum; 2003), Eski Anadolu ve Trakya; Ege Göçlerinden Roma İmparatorluğu’nun İkiye Ayrılmasına Kadar (Ancient Anatolia and Thrace, from Migrations around the Aegean through to the Division of the Roman Empire; 2007), Eskiçağ'da İstanbul'da Balık ve Balıkçılık (Fish and Fishing in Ancient Istanbul; 2010), Konuşan Paralar: Tarih Boyunca Anadolu Kentleri ve Sikkeleri (Money Talks: Anatolian Cities and Their Coinage throughout History; 2012), Tarih Boyunca İstanbul'da Sikke Darbı ve Sikkeler (Minting and Coins in Istanbul throughout History; 2013) and Balance Weights in the Aegean World. Classical and Hellenistic Periods (2016).