The Coinage of Ancient Rome in the Rutgers Collections

T. Corey Brennan (Classics)

This seminar will offer an introduction to the coinage of ancient Rome, from its origins in the early 3rd century BCE to the 4th century CE. Students will develop research expertise through hands-on work in the Alexander Library with Rutgers' Ernst Badian Collection of Roman Republican Coins (one of the best collections of its type in North America) and the University's growing assemblage of Roman Imperial coins, and make a field visit to the world-class holdings of the American Numismatic Society in New York City. Participants will gain an understanding of general patterns of development in Roman money over a 700 year period, as well as contribute their own research on ancient coins that hold particular historic, economic or artistic interest, which will then be published on Rutgers' web-based public numismatic portal.

Course Number: 
01:090:101 section 12 index 06383