The Musée cantonal d'archéologie et d'histoire (MCAH) in Lausanne preserves in its coin collection (formerly the Musée monétaire
cantonal) some of the oldest coins from the region, from Switzerland and from all over the world. The numismatic collection
is constantly being expanded through the statutory responsibility for treasure troves and coin finds from the cantonal territory,
as well as through donations and purchases of collections and individual coins.
The Münzkabinett Winterthur is a municipal museum for monetary history in the city of Winterthur, Switzerland. The beginnings
of its collection date back to 1660. In the period from 1861 to 1920, Friedrich Imhoof-Blumer made a significant mark on the
collection as curator, directing the focus of the Coin Cabinet towards Greek coinage.
Basel Historical Museum with its three sites is widely regarded as the most important museum of cultural history on the Upper
Rhine. Its numismatic collection includes coins and medals from all periods and geographical regions. The coinage of Basel
and early (Italian) medals are particularly well documented.
The numismatic collection of the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire comprises more than 100,000 coins, medals and engraved stones.
Its creation arose from an interest in the preservation of Roman coins found during fortification work in 1535, when Geneva
became an independent republic.
The numismatic collection represents a part of the scientific historical holdings of the University library and includes some
16,200 coins and medals. Subjects covered are besides the modern period, the Middle ages and Antiquity. The collections is
based on the holdings of Abraham Gottlob Werner (1749-1817), who had collected more than 6,600 coins. As a second elementary
part there are coins and medals deriving and illustrating scenes from mining contexts, these were added in the 19th century.
In 1995 the last group was included: medals issued for the "Berg- und Hüttenmännischen Tag".
The Academic Coin Cabinet of the University of Rostock was founded in the year 1794, at the instigation of the outstanding
orientalist Oluf Gerhard Tychsen (1734–1815) and the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Friedrich Franz II. Thanks to the
legacy built by Tychsen, complemented with numerous later acquisitions, Baron Erhard von Nettelbladt (1792–1663), responsible
for the Cabinet as the librarian of the University, was able to enlarge the collection from 6’500 to no less than 27’000 entries.
Several inventory settlements and many losses caused by World War II resulted in the dissolution of the Coin Cabinet in 1944.
Consequently, the section containing the Ancient, Byzantine and Oriental coins, as well as a number of modern coins, were
assigned to the corpus of the Archaeological Collection of Rostock University.
The Archaeological Collection of Rostock University has its seat at the Heinrich-Schliemann-Institute for Ancient Studies.
It can be described as a typical academic research and study collection, mostly used for academic teaching. Moreover, there
are permanent exhibition rooms, opened to the public once per week. Apart from the coins, the collection contains archaeological
objects of the Egyptian, Greek and Roman periods, as well as a number of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculptures. In 2008
the collection was significantly increased, as the inventory of the Collection of Antiquities of Greifswald University was
added, which by that time was given over as a permanent loan.
To date, the collection of coins consists of c. 4’000 Ancient and Byzantine, c. 800 Oriental and c. 4’500 modern coins and
medals. In addition, there is a small but rather important collection of fish glue casts taken in the time of Tychsen from
a number of Islamic coins. A small part of the coin collection is integrated into the permanent collection open to the public.
The coins kept in the deposit are mainly used for academic teaching. They offer the opportunity to learn and practice the
methods of numismatics by using original objects. Furthermore, the coins are regularly used in the context of workshops held
by the working group ‘School & Museum’.
Up to date, only the Roman and Byzantine coins have been investigated scientifically. These coins were published by Silke
Burmeister in 1999. Since 2019 we are adding, to begin with, the data of c. 900 Greek and Roman coins to the NUMiD database.
More will follow.
The University of Greifswald’s Academic Coin Cabinet comprises 1,200 coins and medals that date from antiquity up until the
start of the 20th Century. The core collections are bracteates from the 12th/13th Centuries, coins from German territories
of the early modern period and Pomeranian medals awarded for science, art, and history.
Further coin collections belonging to the University of Greifswald are held as part of the Gustaf Dalman Collection (on the
history of Palestine), the Victor Schultze Collection (on Christian archaeology) and in the collection of prehistoric antiquities.
Aristonicus (Greek: Ἀριστόνικος), who took the dynastic name Eumenes III (Greek: Εὐμένης Γʹ), was a pretender to the throne
of Pergamum. He led the revolt against the Roman acquisition of the kingdom and found success early on, seizing various cities
near the coast of Anatolia, including the island of Samos, and killing the Roman consul Publius Licinius Crassus Dives Mucianus.
However, the revolt was eventually quelled by the Roman Republic in 129 BC, which led to the foundation of the Roman of Asia.
In Germany, not only the numerically largest, but also the best quality collection of Islamic coins is located at the Eberhard
Karls University of Tübingen. Based on a small old stock from the previous century, the then most important private collection
in this field was acquired in 1988 with the help of the Volkswagen Foundation and in 1990 the University of Tübingen set up
a research centre dedicated to Islamic Numismatics (FINT). Supported by private sponsors, over the next years
the research centre succeeded in doubling its stock through targeted acquisition. With around 80,000 coins today, which systematically
reflect Islamic coin history, the FINT collection has a worldwide top-ranking position, comparable with the Hermitage in St.
Petersburg and the American Numismatic Society's collection in New York. It is well organized like an archive, but only a
fraction of the data is published to date.
Dynast in Caria known only from his coins, which were previously attributed to a Lycian dynasts believe to be named Uvug.
For re-attribution see K. Konuk, ‘Orou, dynaste de Carie’ in P. Brun (ed.), Scripta Anatolica, Mélanges en l'honneur de Pierre
Debord (Bordeaux, 2007a), pp. 103−111.
Tiridates I (Parthian: 𐭕𐭉𐭓𐭉𐭃𐭕, Tīridāt; Greek: Τιριδάτης, Tiridátes) was King of Armenia beginning in 53 and the founder
of the Arsacid dynasty of Armenia. The dates of his birth and death are unknown. Tiridates was the son of Vonones II of Parthia,
and brother of Vologases I, who placed him on the throne of Armenia
Mithridates of Armenia (Georgian: მითრიდატე; Armenian: Միհրդատ Իբերացի, fl. 1st century) was a Pharnavazid prince of the Kingdom
of Iberia who served as a King of Armenia under the protection of the Roman Empire. Mithridates was installed by Roman emperor
Tiberius, who invaded Armenia in AD 35.
Arcathias (Ancient Greek: Ἀρκαθίας) was a Pontic prince of Persian and Greek Macedonian ancestry, and figure in the First
Mithridatic War. Arcathias was a son of Mithridates VI of Pontus and his sister-wife Laodice.
The provisional Greek typology created by the joint ARCH project. Work on this project was funded by the Arts and Humanities
Research Council (UK), the Agence National de Recherche (France) and MINECO (Spain).
The collection comprises a total ot some 40,000 coins of which are 5,900 Greek, 9,600 Roman, 1,000 Byzantine, 4,000 from the
Orient, 2,100 Medieval, and 15,600 modern ones. In addition there are c. 1,700 medals and related objects, tokens, the latter
including c. 100 made from lead.
Tigranes the Younger was the son and heir of the Artaxiad king of Armenia, Tigranes II of Armenia (r. 95–55 BC). His mother
was Cleopatra of Pontus, a daughter of Mithridates VI Eupator (r. 120–63 BC), the king of Pontus. In c. 66 BC, Tigranes the
Younger fell out with his father and fled to the court of the Parthian monarch Phraates III (r. 69–57 BC). Phraates, together
with Tigranes the Younger, led an expedition into Armenia. Ultimately, Tigranes the Younger was defeated by his father, however,
leading him to join Pompey instead. Tigranes the Elder soon surrendered to Pompey, who chose to allow him to retain his crown.
Instead, Tigranes the Younger was made the ruler of Sophene.
Mintmaster in Nürnberg (Nuremberg), Franconia, Germany from 1746 to 1755. His initials are CGL. Mintmaster in Königsberg (modern
Kaliningrad) from 1763 to 1764. Lit.: Hans-Jörg Kellner, Die Münzen der Freien Reichsstadt Nürnberg (1957), p. 171; M. H.
Grieb (ed.), Nürnberger Künstlerlexikon (2007) p. 892.