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DATABASES

Collections Databases

 

MANTIS, American Numismatic society (http://numismatics.org/search/), aprox. 600,000, variable records, browsable and searchable

 

British Museum (http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database.aspx) aprox. 420,000, variable quality of records, searchable but not browsable

 

Fitzwilliam Museum (http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/coins/opac/) 48,000

 

Yale University Art Gallery (http://ecatalogue.art.yale.edu/search.htm), 40,000, mostly Greek and Roman

 

Museum of Victoria, Australia (http://museumvictoria.com.au/collections/) 12,000, the entire token collection and a significant number of coins and medals

 

National Conservation Institute, Kromeriz, Czech Republic (http://coins.azz.cz/) 10,127 coins, mostly Czech coins with a straightforward search function

 

National Maritime Museum (http://www.rmg.co.uk/), aprox 6000, mostly medals

 

Museo Arqueologico Nacional (http://man.mcu.es/CatalogosN.html) Spanish, Spanish American, and Greek

 

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (http://www.smb.museum/ikmk/), over 3,500, very high standard of records

 

Powerhouse Museum, Australia (http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/collection/database/menu.php), aprox. 4000, varied including both ancient and modern

 

Museum of London (http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/Collections-Research/Collections-online/)

 

Money Museum, Zurich (http://www.moneymuseum.com/moneymuseum/coins/search/form.jsp), 2500, very nice interface and integration with the rest of the website

 

Macquarie University (http://www.acl.arts.usyd.edu.au/acans/) aprox. 2400, Roman/Italian with prototype interface

 

Kunsthistorisches Museum (http://bilddatenbank.khm.at/custom_search_form) I thought the coins were not on but according to Wigg there are c.2000 (I can only find a few pieces)

 

Santander Museum (http://www.fundacionbancosantander.com/monedas/#) very wizzy browsable interface of Spanish coins in the collection

 

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (http://www.mfa.org/search/collections) aprox, 700, Greek and Roman (see also Perseus in the Portals section)

 

University of Virgina Art Museum  (http://coins.lib.virginia.edu/) aprox 600, mostly Greek and Roman

 

Hunterian Museum (http://www.huntsearch.gla.ac.uk/cgi-bin/foxweb/huntsearch/SearchForm.fwx?collection=numismatic) aprox. 500, most without images

 

Princeton University (http://www.princeton.edu/~rbsc/department/numismatics/) A few hundred coins but it is hard to establish how many exactly

 

Western Australian Museum (http://museum.wa.gov.au/maritime-archaeology-db/numismatics), a database of coins found in shipwrecks from the Australian coast

 

Vatican Museum (http://opac.vatlib.it/iguana/www.main.cls?surl=homeMED&language=eng) claims to have its Parthian and part of its Papal material online but I couldn’t get the interface to work

 

Smithsonian Museum (http://americanhistory.si.edu/numismatics/), aprox. 350, mostly modern American

 

McMaster University (http://arendt.mcmaster.ca/~coins/search.php?searchmode=tinylist) aprox. 300, very bad database design, Roman

 

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (http://www.mnac.cat/aprox) 160, varied

 

Hermitage Museum, (http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/fcgi-bin/db2www/browse.mac/category?selLang=English) less than 100 records

 

National Museum of Austrlia (http://www.nma.gov.au/collections-search/) don’t know

 

GeldMuseum, Netherlands (http://www.geldmuseum.nl/museum/content/collectiedatabase) can’t work out how to use

 

Museo Nazionale delle Terme and the Museo Capitolino included within the NUMISDAT database (http://www.fda.adwmainz.de/index.php?id=338)

 

Project Databases

 

Portable Antiquities Scheme (http://finds.org.uk/database), 260,000 pre-modern coins from hoards and stray finds in England and Wales

 

NUMIS (http://www.geldmuseum.nl/museum/node/1757) 125,000 The Netherlands finds administered at the Geldmuseum in Utrecht

 

Fundmünzen der Römischen Zeit in Österreich dFMRÖ for Austria and Romania (http://www.oeaw.ac.at/numismatik/projekte/dfmroe/dfmroe.html) about 70,000 coins according to the website, the interfaces are not easy

 

Roman Provincial Coinage Online (http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/), 47,000, Antonine period only – the thought that there are 47,000 Antonine Provincial coins is phenomenal in itself. Hosted by but not the Ashmolean.

 

Fundmunzen/NUMISDAT (http://www.adwmainz.de/index.php?id=375) – now defunct-not sure how to assess this

Coin Project http://coinproject.com/, aprox. 50,000 coins, mostly Greek and Roman, seems to draw mostly on SNG volumes and auction sales

 

Department of Archaeology and Museums, Government of Rajasthan (http://www.ancientcoins.rajasthan.gov.in/), the interface is very bad and classifications are confusing but the quantity of material online is very impressive

 

SNG (http://www.sylloge-nummorum-graecorum.org/)

 

Roman Imperial Coinage (http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/search)

 

Parthian Coins (http://parthia.com/parthia_coins_parthia.htm), aprox. 3200 coins, all Parthian, browsable by Ruler or searchable by catalogue number. The Parthia site also acts as a portal to other institutions collections.

 

Shelby White and Leon Levy Centre for National Treasures in Israel (http://www.antiquities.org.il/t/PeriodsList_en.aspx), a few hundred, mostly from excavations

 

Polymer Notes (http://polymernotes.org/), Modern. Details of the worlds polymer banknotes, browsable but not searchable

 

Denmark coin finds (http://www.kulturarv.dk/fundogfortidsminder/Sog/), I've had no personal success using the interface

 

User Contribution Databases

 

Zeno, (http://zeno.ru) aprox. 120,000 coin. Oriental, mostly user contribution and all with images. Browsable but not searchable

 

Tantalus (http://www.tantaluscoins.com/browse.php) aprox. 100,000 coins, mostly Roman, supplemented by auction records

 

NGC Registry (http://coins.www.collectors-society.com/registry/coins/public_sets.aspx), modern American, limited photos, no search facility

 

The Virtual Roman Catalogue (http://artemis.austincollege.edu/acad/cml/rcape/vcrc/index.html) search facility is poor

Portals

 

Coin Archive (http://www.coinarchives.com/) aprox 500,000 ancient records and a million modern, collated from auction catalogues

 

Ancient Coins Search (http://www.acsearch.info/) aprox 520,000 coins, drawn from the same auctions as Coin Archive

 

Wild Winds (http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/index.html) approx 65,000 coins, derived mostly from publications supplemented by some auction and user contribution

 

SIRPAC (http://www.sirpac-fvg.org/) aprox. 9000 coins, from institutions in the NE of Italy, as far as I can tell these institutions do not maintain their own catalogues.

 

OCRE (http://numismatics.org/ocre/) approx. 10,000 from RIC but all ANS

 

Perseus (http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/artifactBrowser?object=Coin&field=Collection) about 1100 coins from three collections, even though Bowdoin is online I couldn’t find their records through their own site http://artmuseum.bowdoin.edu/ but you can get the Museum of Fine Arts Boston Collection from their own site http://www.mfa.org/search/collections 

Compiled by Robert Bracey

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