The Princeton University Numismatic Collection
The Princeton University Numismatic Collection contains coins, medals and tokens, paper money, casts, exonumia - about 70,000 items in all. The collection is housed in the Rare Books and Special Collections of the Firestone Library on Princeton's campus.
Three new collections have recently been acquired: The Wu Collection of Chinese Coins , The Latin Orient Collection of Medieval Greek Coins, and The Armenian Heritage Collection.
The Platt and DeWald Numismatic Collections, formerly housed in the Princeton University Art Museum, have been transferred to Firestone Library for cataloguing with the other collections of the University. The Platt collection is rich in Roman aes grave and other Republican coins and in silver issues of Augustus and Hadrian, as well as portrait coins of the Renaissance, while the DeWald Collection has strong holdings of Roman sestertii, all areas that complement well the existing Firestone collections.
The proceedings of the 2007 symposium on The Rebirth of Antiquity are available as a hardbound book.
To search the online database of holdings, click here.
For a summary of the history and holdings of the collection, click here.
For information on current, upcoming exhibits, and past exhibits click here.
To arrange an appointment to view selected items or sections of the collection, contact the curator.
Alan M. Stahl
http:// www.princeton.edu /~rbsc/department/numismatics/index.shtml
Last modified March 16, 2010