Tuesday, December 6, 2016

University of Heidelberg joins Nomisma

The Centre for Ancient Studies of Heidelberg University is the newest member of the Nomisma.org consortium. The Seminar für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik of Heidelberg University together with the Institut Klassische Archäologie holds a collection of more than 4,000 Greek and Roman coins. The collection dates back to Georg Friedrich Kreutzer (1771-1858) and grew with later purchases and donations. From the beginning, the collection was conceived to be used for teaching purposes, highlighting the history of coinage from its origins in ancient Greece down to Late Antiquity. The collection is available online at http://pecunia.zaw.uni-heidelberg.de/ikmk/. The university presently contributes about two dozen items to OCRE and CRRO (see RIC Nero 2, for example),  but this contribution will grow as the collection continues to be digitally cataloged.