Awards
  1. "Gustave Mendel Award" attributed by the French Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres on January 24th 1992, for the best Corpus: Monnaies Gréco-bactriennes et indo-grecques – Catalogue raisonné, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, 1991.
  1. "Bhagawanlal Indrajii Silver Medal" attributed on November 8th 1992, by the Indian Coin Society, for the best Indian Numismatic work of 1991: Monnaies Gréco-bactriennes et indo-grecques – Catalogue raisonné, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, 1991.
  1. "The Lhotka Memorial Prize" attributed on December 1993, by the Royal Numismatic Society, for the publication of: The Crossroads of Asia. Transition in Image and Symbol in the art of the Ancient Afghanistan and Pakistan, Cambridge, 1992.
  1. "Silver Medal of the Hellenic Numismatic Society", attributed on February 9th 1996, for the substantial contribution to Greek numismatics.
  1. "Allier De Hauteroche Award" attributed by the French Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres on   March 27th 1997, for Pre-Kushana Coins in Pakistan, Islamabad, 1995,  237 p.
  1. "Drouin Award" attributed by the French Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres, on February 22nd 2002, Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum. Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek Coins. The Collection of the American Numismatic Society, Part 9, New York, 1998, 94 p., 76 pl.
  1. Silver Medal in honour of Dr. P.L. Gupta attributed by the South Indian Numismatic Society, January 21st 2006, in recognition of the contribution to South Indian numismatics.
  1. L’ordre des Palmes Académiques” June 24th 2006 decorated by His Excellency Jean Bernard de Vaivre, French Ambassador of Sri Lanka. The prestigious Palmes Academiques title is awarded by the government of France for the meritorious work done in the academic field.
  1. Order of Constantine the Great attributed on the 29th November 2006, in Athens.
  1. Honours of the joint staff of the Greek army (A Q E G) and the War Museum, for the invaluable research and contribution to enhance the Greek civilization.
  1. "George Perrot Medal” attributed by the French Academy of Inscriptions and Belles-Lettres, on January 23rd  2015, From Bactria to Taprobane: Selected Works of Osmund Bopearachchi, vol. I. Central Asian and Indian Numismatics; vol. II. Art History and Maritime Trade; Manohar Publishers, New Delhi, 2015, 1167 pages.
 
Grants and merits
  1. French Government Scholarship Holder, (1-4-1981 – 30-6-1987).
  1. Fellow, Neil Kreitman Central Asian Numismatic Fund, Royal Numismatic Society, London, since 1989 - 1998.
  1. "Junior Fellow", Center for Hellenic Studies, affiliated to Harvard (1-9-1988 — 15-8-1989).
  1. Short Term Visitor Fellowship Grant. The Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. April 1991.
  1. Fellow. The Hirayama Fellowship of the Silk Roads of Asia (1994-1995) under the patronage of UNESCO.
  1. Senior Expert and consultant for UNESCO. Missions in Afghanistan in 2002, Sri Lanka in 2008, 2009, 2010  & 2011.
Editorial activities
  1. Member of the editorial board:Yavanika, Journal of the Indian Society for Greek and Roman Studies.
  2. Consultant, Indicopleustoi: Archéologies de l’Océan indien. Maison de l’Orient Méditerranéen. Lyon.
  3. Member of the editorial board: Ancient West & East. An International Journal on the Black Sea, Central and Eastern Europe & Anatolia (Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden).
  4. Member of the editorial board: The Journal of Indo-Turcica. Türk Tarihi Arastirmalari.
  5. Member of the editorial board: Himalayan and central Asian Studies, New Delhi.
  6. Member of the editorial board: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in History and Archaeology, Allhabad.
 

 

 
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