Online Resources

The ANS actively promotes the online use of its resources as both open source and open access with appropriate citations. The collections database (MANTIS), library catalog (DONUM), and online archives (ARCHER) are available online and have become essential parts of numismatic research, along with major international collaborations such as Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE), Coinage of the Roman Republic Online (CRRO), and PELLA, among others. The ANS also provides web hosting to the Nomisma project, a collaborative effort to provide stable digital representations of numismatic concepts and entities.

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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.

DONUM: The ANS Library Catalog

The Database of Online Numismatic Materials (DONUM) is the online catalogue for the ANS library. Search the collections for books, journals, periodicals, auction catalogues, and more.

ARCHER: The ANS Archives

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The records housed in the ANS Archives document the history and development of the Society, its collections, exhibitions, and programs, as well as the contributions of individuals and groups associated with the Society.

Medallic Art Resources

Cheyenne MACO medal

Art of Devastation

The Art of Devastation (AoD) 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.

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MACO: The Medallic Art Company Archives

In 2018, the American Numismatic Society acquired the MACO archival remains and intellectual property rights including 50,000 individual items: medals, dies, galvanos, photographic archives, and more.

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The Jewish-American Hall Of Fame

Presented by The American Jewish Historical Society and The American Numismatic Society. The website features a virtual tour through 500 years of American Jewish history, illustrated by Jewish-American Hall of Fame medals, quizzes about all of the honorees, and more.

Roman Coin Resources

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. The project records every published type of Roman Imperial Coinage from Augustus in 31 BC, until the death of Zeno in AD 491.

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CHRR: Coin Hoards of the Roman Republic Online

CHRR is a database of Roman Republican coin hoards mainly from the period 155 BC to AD 2 using a combination of published data and Michael Crawford's personal archive now housed the in the British Museum.

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CRRO: Coinage of the Roman Republic Online

CRRO aims to provide 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.

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RRDP: Roman Republican Die Project

RRDP aims to provide URIs for each obverse and reverse die connected to Michael Crawford's Roman Republican Coinage (RRC, 1974) types published in Coinage of the Roman Republic Online. RRDP is based on Richard Schaefer’s archive of Roman Republican Dies, comprising more than 300,000 specimen images.

Ancient Greek Coin Resources

CoinHoards

CoinHoards provides primary data and other information on 2,387 hoards of coins produced by Greeks and other non-Roman peoples in the Mediterranean and adjacent regions between ca. 650 and 30 BCE. In addition to a basic description, users will find mapping tools, bibliographical references, and a list of the hoard contents.

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PCO: Ptolemaic Coins Online

As part of the Hellenistic Royal Coinages project, Ptolemaic Coins Online (PCO) provides access to the coins listed in the print volumes of Coins of the Ptolemaic Empire by Catharine C. Lorber, the first attempt to provide a new, comprehensive standard typology and catalogue for the coinage produced by the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt since Ioannis Svoronos.

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SCO: Seleucid Coins Online

SCO contains the type corpus incorporating material related to coins from the reigns from Seleucus I to Antiochus III (c. 320–187 BC) and from Seleucus IV to Antiochus XIII (187–64 BC) as well as the posthumous Roman imitations (63–14/13 BC).

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HRC: Hellenistic Royal Coinages

HRC is a web-based resource for users to learn about, research, and conduct different types of analyses on the coinages produced by the different dynasties and rulers of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East during the Hellenistic period (ca. 323–31 BC).

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Pella: Coinage of the Macedonian Kings of the Argead Dynasty

PELLA provides links to over 20,000 examples of the coinage (in the name) of Philip II, the coinage (in the name) of Alexander the Great, and the coinage of Philip III Arrhidaeus that are present in 19 collections located in the United States and Europe.

Islamic Coin Resource

Dar al-Kutub: Collection of the Egyptian National Library

This resource catalogues 6,500 numismatic pieces—coins, glass weights, dies, medals, etc.—held in the Egyptian National Library, and presented online in cooperation with the ANS in both English and Arabic.

NOMISMA

Nomisma.org is a collaborative project to provide stable digital representations of numismatic concepts according to the principles of Linked Open Data. These take the form of http URIs that also provide access to reusable information about those concepts, along with links to other resources.