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ANS Expands Roman Coins Online Database
By World Coin News
March 17, 2014

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In collaboration with New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, the American Numismatic Society (ANS) announces the release of a new version of OCRE (Online Coins of the Roman Empire) (

The OCRE project is designed to help in the identification, cataloguing, and research of the coinage of the Roman Empire. It aims to provide a comprehensive online resource encompassing every known Roman Imperial coin type.

OCRE’s first version drew only on the collection of the American Numismatic Society, but the database now has multiple contributing collections, with the addition of the Roman Imperial collection of the Münzkabinett of the State Museum of Berlin and the University of Virginia Art Museum.

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