Roman Republican Die Project


This project, undertaken by Dr. Lucia Carbone (ANS) and Prof. Liv Yarrow (Brooklyn College, CUNY) aims at providing a precise quantification of the monetary production under the Roman Republic.

The first part of the project consists of the digital preservation of Richard Schaefer’s archive of Roman Republican die studies (including all the coin types classified in RRC). It is known by many that Richard Schaefer has been working on these die studies for decades. By digitizing the extraordinary amount of material, his life work will be preserved in perpetuity and available for further study.

The second part of the project will deal with the digitization of the scanned materials. After the upload to Archer, a post-doctoral fellow under the supervision of Dr. Carbone will create spreadsheets from the scanned images, in order to create a database which will be linked to the already existing CRRO (Coinage of the Roman Republic Online) and CHRR (Coin Hoards of the Roman Republic)


More on RRDP

Announcing the Roman Republican Die Project
May 2019

Richard Schaefer’s RRDP is now on Archer
July 2020

Liv Yarrow’s Schaefer Guide