This collection contains two coin collections:
World Coin Collection: 74 coins which were created during the years of the Roman Empire. While several of the coins are of Greek or Roman Republic origin, the bulk of the collection was created in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd centuries. There are also a sizable number of coins which were created in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. These coins are predominately from European kingdoms and Latin American mints, although some are from Nepal, China, and Zanzibar. There were several written works which were of inestimable value in identifying and labeling the collection of Greek and Roman coins. The historical references to Roman coins by E.A. Sydenham and Harold Mattingly were of great value. In particular, the photographs of hundreds of Roman coins in Mattingly’s work were a helpful visual aid for use with Furman’s collection. The handbooks on ancient coin collecting by Zander Klawans and Wayne G. Sayles were also a great help towards understanding and dating the coins.
Sam Robinson provided the item level metadata for the contents of this collection.
Kilburg Coin Collection: The Kilburg Coin Collection was donated by Don F. Kilburg. It was catalogued and researched in May 2010 by Nate Rowland working with both the Classics Department and Special Collections and Archives.
All of the coins currently reside in Special Collections and Archives.
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