Badian Collection, Rutgers University (Collection, Concept)
- Since 2001, the Special Collections and Archives department of the Rutgers University Libraries has been the home to a significant
Roman numismatic collection, the Ernst Badian Collection of Roman Republican Coins. This collection was created by the late
Professor Ernst Badian (d. 2011), who donated it to Rutgers. The collection is composed at this time of more than 1200 coins,
documenting the emergence of coinage and a money economy in Rome and developments down through the late Republic (280 to 31
B. C. E.). The collection begins with examples of cast bronze coinage, used in the earliest stages of monetization.