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New digital resource for Coin Hoards of the Roman Republic

23 August 2013

Coin Hoards of the Roman Republic Online

A new web-based tool for the analysis of Roman Republican coin hoards has recently been launched by the Institute of Archaeology and the American Numismatics Society.

Coin Hoards of the Roman Republic Online (CHRR Online) is a collaboration between Rick Witschonke and Ethan Gruber at the ANS and Kris Lockyear at the Institute and includes details of Roman Republican coin hoards mainly from the period 155 BC to AD 2.

The database makes available in searchable form the contents of 694 Roman Republican coin hoards and the 115,000 coins that they contain and allows users to browse, search, map and analyze the evidence of Roman coin finds in new and exciting ways.

It 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 in the British Museum.

CHRR Online is a Numishare tool based on the stable numismatic identities established by the Nomisma project. The Roman Republican coin data served by Nomisma has been supplied by the British Museum’s Roman Republican Coinage project.

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