Simon James is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Leicester. After a decade at the British Museum as an archaeological illustrator and then as an educator, he returned to the University sector via a Leverhulme Fellowship at Durham. He joined the University of Leicester in January 2000, becoming professor in 2012. His research mainly relates to ancient conflict, especially in the Roman world and contemporary societies in Europe and the Middle East. Stefan Krmnicek is Junior Professor of Ancient Numismatics at the Institute of Classical Archaeology, University of Tubingen. His research interests cover a wide range of topics, including coin iconography, economic and social history, and archaeometry, with current research focuses on the study of money and coinage at the interface between archaeology, Roman and Iron Age numismatics, anthropology, and sociology.