Greek Numismatics

Founded 27-Jul-2003
Last update 12-Oct-2014

On-Line Institutional Collections Electronic Book Editions Other Sources and Collections


On-Line Collections of Museums, Numismatic Societies and Universities

ANS Search Tools
Online databases of The American Numismatic Society.
The British SNG (research project of British Academy)
Online database of the British Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum (ancient Greek coins in British collections).
Das Münzkabinett der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin (Berlin State Museum)
Online presentation of 323 ancient Greek coins from the archaic and classic periods and of 327 coins from the Hellenistic period.
The Ottilia Buerger Collection of Ancient and Byzantine Coins at Lawrence University (by the Department of Art and Art History)
Commented catalogue of a collection donated to Lawrence University at Appleton, Wisconsin, by Miss Ottilia Buerger.
SNG Aarhus and SNG Fabricius (by the Museum of Ancient Art at the University of Aarhus)
Online database of the Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum – Aarhus University, Copenhagen, Denmark.


Electronic Book Editions

British Museum Catalog of Greek Coins (presented by Ed Snible)
London, 1873 - 1929. (In progress, plates only for the time being.)
Digital Library Numis
A major digital repository and portal for freely available numismatic publications on coins, medals and related subjects.
Head, Barclay V.: Historia Numorum, A Manual of Greek Numismatics (presented by Ed Snible and coworkers)
Oxford, 1911.
Hill, George Francis: British Museum Catalog of Greek Coins, Volume 24 – Cyprus (presented by The Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE)
British Museum, London, 1904.
Newell, Edward Theodore: The dated Alexander coinage of Sidon and Ake (presented by Internet Archive)
Yale University Press, New Haven – Humphrey Milford, London – Oxford University Press, 1916.
Newell, Edward Theodore: The first Seleucid coinage of Tyre (presented by Internet Archive)
The American Numismatic Society, New York, 1921.
Newell, Edward Theodore: The octobols of Histiaea (presented by Internet Archive)
The American Numismatic Society, New York, 1921.
Newell, Edward Theodore: Reattribution of certain tetradrachms of Alexander the Great (presented by Internet Archive)
New York, 1912.
Münsterberg, Rudolf: Die Beamtennamen auf den griechischen Münzen (presented by Ed Snible)
Names of magistrates known to have struck Greek coins. Originally published in 1911, 1912, 1914, and 1927.
Svoronos, J. N.: Ptolemaic Coinage (translated by Catharine C. Lorber, presented by Edward J. Waddell, Ltd.)
Athens, 1904.


Other Information Sources and Collections

Ancient Greek Coins of Miletus (by Robert J. O’Hara)
Ancient Greek coins from Miletus and nearby areas. Part of Robert J. O’Hara’s Home Page.
Ancient Money – A Photographic Study (by John D. Nebel)
Beautiful photos of ancient coins.
The Coinage of Ephesus (by the Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies at Macquarie University)
Website devoted to ancient Ephesus coinage.
Coinage of the two Greek-Illyrian city states: Apollonia and Dyrrhachium ((by Gyula Petrányi)
The coinage of Apollonia and Dyrrhachium, the towns founded by Corcyra on the Illyrian coast of the Adriatic.
The Coins and History of Asia (by Thomas K. Mallon-McCorgray)
Information and scans of over 2100 coins. Near Eastern, Persian, Indian, Central Asian and Chinese history from 600 BC to 1600 AD.
Magna Graecia Coins (by John E. van Wielink)
An extensive catalogue of Greek coin types of Italy and Sicily (including Carthaginian issues from Zeugitana, Sardinia etc.) till 212 BC.
Menorah Coin Project (by Jean Philippe Fontanille)
An extensive databank of Biblical and Judean coins.
Mildenberg’s Dream Collection (by Leo Mildenberg and the Money Museum)
A dream collection of early Greek coins on the web site of the Money Museum, Zurich, Switzerland.
The PtolemAE Project (by Daniel Wolf)
Information on Ptolemaic bronze coins. (by Richard Pincock)
Coins of the Ptolemaic dynasty from 323 to 30 BC.
SCADS: Seleucid Coins Addenda System (by Oliver D. Hoover)
In 2002 and 2008 the American Numismatic Society and Classical Numismatic Group published the two parts of Seleucid Coins: A Comprehensive Catalogue, by Arthur Houghton, Catharine Lorber, and Oliver Hoover. The Seleucid Coins Addenda System (SCADS) is intended to provide online access to the new material that has appeared since 2008.
The Silver Facing Head Coins of Larissa (by Catharine C. Lorber and Charles Shahar)
A detailed study of facing head coins from the Thessalian Larissa.