Grants and merits
  • French Government Scholarship Holder, (1-4-1981 – 30-6-1987).
  • Fellow, Neil Kreitman Central Asian Numismatic Fund, Royal Numismatic Society, London, since 1989 - 1998.
  • "Junior Fellow", Center for Hellenic Studies, affiliated to Harvard (1-9-1988 — 15-8-1989).
  • Short Term Visitor Fellowship Grant. The Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. April 1991.
  • Fellow. The Hirayama Fellowship of the Silk Roads of Asia (1994-1995) under the patronage of UNESCO.
  • Senior Expert and consultant for UNESCO. Missions in Afghanistan in 2002, Sri Lanka in 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011.
Editorial activities
  • Member of the editorial board:Yavanika, Journal of the Indian Society for Greek and Roman Studies.
  • Consultant, Indicopleustoi: Archéologies de l’Océan indien. Maison de l’Orient Méditerranéen. Lyon.
  • Member of the editorial board: Ancient West & East. An International Journal on the Black Sea, Central and Eastern Europe & Anatolia (Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden).
  • Member of the editorial board: The Journal of Indo-Turcica. Türk Tarihi Arastirmalari.
  • Member of the editorial board: Himalayan and central Asian Studies, New Delhi.
  • Member of the editorial board: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in History and Archaeology, Allhabad.