Last week I discussed several numismatic database web sites from a list I'm compiling for the Newman Numismatic Portal. Here are some great additions suggested by readers.
Thanks, everyone! -Editor
Paper Money Databases
Don Cleveland of Australia writes:
Last week The E-Sylum published a list and links to Coin Database Web Sites. Most of the items listed were new to me. Thank you.
Under "Banknotes", I feel a very important site was missing. It is http://www.numismondo.net/ a free-to-use site providing a catalog of world
printed money, information, links, and other data, put together over many years by Gary Saint. I suggest this site be added to your list.
Martin Kaplan writes:
Thanks! Both are good ones and I've added them to the list. -Editor
David Lange of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation writes:
In the last issue you listed several websites for coin information, but you omitted NGC's Coin Explorer. It's accessed from the NGC home page (ngccoin.com) by selecting the header
Resources and then scrolling down. This is NGC's online encyclopedia, and I spend much of my workday selecting images and writing text for it. Ditto for the VarietyPlus website, which is
found under the same header.
Sorry for the omission. All of these databases are hosted on the NGC web site, ngccoin.com. While NGC itself is already on my list as a third-party grader, it does make sense to list
these sub-sites separately. I would include the NGC Gallery as well. I've added them to my list and the direct links are below for readers to explore. Thanks! -Editor
NGC Coin Explorer
David Hill is the Francis D. Campbell Librarian at the American Numismatic Society, and he supplied these databases. -Editor
MANTIS: The ANS Collection Database: MANTIS serves as the online home for the ANS's permanent collection. Hundreds of thousands of records, related images, and other contextual data are
constantly updated while new records are added regularly.
OCRE: Online Coins of the Roman Empire: Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE), a joint project of the American Numismatic Society and the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at
New York University, is a revolutionary new tool designed to help in the identification, cataloging, and research of the rich and varied coinage of the Roman Empire.
CHRR: Coin Hoards of the Roman Republic: Coin hoards of the Roman Republic Online is a database of Roman Republican coin hoards mainly from the period 155 BC to AD 2. This database began
life as a personal research database constructed by Kris Lockyear using a combination of published data and Michael Crawford's personal archive now housed the in the British Museum.
CRRO: Coinage of the Roman Republic Online: Coinage of the Roman Republic Online aims to provide in effect an online version of Michael Crawford's 1974 publication Roman Republican
Coinage (RRC), which is still the primary typology used for the identification of Roman Republican coin types.
PELLA: Coinage of the Macedonian Kings of the Argead Dynasty: PELLA is a research tool designed to present the catalog of the individual coin types of the Argead kings from Alexander I
(ruled 498–454 BC), the first of the Macedonian kings to strike coins, down to Philip III Arrhidaeus (ruled 323–317 BC), the last of the titular kings to do so. Included as well as are the numerous
posthumous civic and successor coinages struck in the names of the kings.
ENL: Dar al-Kutub, Collection of the Egyptian National Library: The Egyptian National Library's catalog of 6,500 numismatic pieces – coins, glass weights, dies, medals, etc. - is the
third major catalog of Islamic numismatic material held at the ENL, formerly the Khedivial Library, Egypt's most important library. This project is a result of the cooperation of the Egyptian
National Library and Archives and the American Numismatic Society with funding from USAID through the American Research Center in Egypt.
Art of Devastation: A Web-based Catalogue of First World War Medallic Art: The Art of Devastation is a research tool designed to help in the identification, cataloguing, and
contextualization of the abundant and varied types of non-monetary numismatic items issued during and immediately after the First World War (1914-1918). These items include art medals, commemorative
medals, and tokens, but do not include military decorations.
Thank you. All of these databases are hosted on the ANS web site, numismatics.org. While the ANS itself is on my list as an organization, it makes sense to list these separately as
My categorization scheme is somewhat arbitrary and was developed mainly so I can get my head around the plethora of sites out there in the world. Organization? Museum? Database? The categories may
change once we revisit the "final" list, which is now nearing 400 entries (and I've barely touched the E-Sylum Featured Web Sites, where many of these have been mentioned).
I've added these to my list and the links are below for readers to visit. -Editor
MANTIS: The ANS Collection Database
OCRE: Online Coins of the Roman Empire:
CHRR: Coin Hoards of the Roman Republic
CRRO: Coinage of the Roman Republic Online
PELLA: Coinage of the Macedonian Kings of the Argead Dynasty
ENL: Dar al-Kutub, Collection of the Egyptian National Library
Art of Devastation: A Web-based Catalogue of First World War Medallic Art:
To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
A LIST OF COIN DATABASE WEB SITES (http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/esylum_v20n37a11.html)
A LIST OF COIN FORUM WEB SITES (http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/esylum_v20n31a14.html)
A LIST OF COIN BLOG WEB SITES (http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/esylum_v20n30a28.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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