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Rob Sing's insight:
The BM's online collection search is a handy resource to prepare for, or perhaps even to replace, an actual consultation of the collection. There is a special research catalogue devoted to Roman Republican coinage - we can only hope a similiar facility one day appears online for Greek coins!
The top professional organisation for the study of coins of all eras in the UK. It provides a list of articles dealing with Greek Numismatics in the society's journal (one of the most important periodicals in numismatics - The Numismatic Chronicle).
Beloved by undergrads, I still use Perseus everyday. All the important classical texts are here, online and for free, nearly all with English translations. The word look up tool is great if you can't be bothered pulling the dictionary off the shelf.
TLG is an indispensible resource for serious study in classics. Unfortunately, you do need to pay for a subscription if your academic institution doesn't have one (and why not?!) or you are on your own. Online is pretty much all the ancient Greek literature you will need, in the original Greek, though a lot of it is linked to the Perseus translation. Be aware that the Greek text, especially with some fragmentary texts, is not the most up-to-date version, but TLG searches will still give you a pretty good idea of how many times your particular word appears in Plato for instance, in what forms. Play around with the search functions, well worth your time.
Gold, Silver and Bronze - Medals, Banknotes and Tokens by fixed price and at auction.
Rob Sing's insight:
Numismatics is an unusual field in that huge amounts of material are not available to the general public or even professional researchers - millions of coins are held in private hands. Often, the only way for numismatists to actually know what is out there is when coins come up for sale, and then only through the images and descriptions provided by auction house catalogues, such as those produced by Baldwin's. Experts will then sometimes collect these auction catalogues as vital research resources. The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, has one of the most extensive collections of these catalogues in the world thanks to Professor Ted Buttrey's 30+ years of collecting.
Ancient inscriptions add huge amounts of information to that provided by literary texts. Previously only available in hard copy, the chief reference for ancient Greek inscriptions is now online and fully searchable.
One of the great centres of study for the ancient past in the world (I know I'm biased, but trust me). Numismatics is just one of the huge variety of specialisations covered by the combined clout of the department.
The gateway to the Fitzwilliam Museum's Numismatic Collection. The Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Catalogue (bottom of page) is an ongoing research project which aims to become the definitive catalogue of Greek coins. The catalogue offers extensive descriptions with photographs of Athenian and other Greek coins, with an excellent search function. An invaluable tool for numismatic research.
Timetoast is a place to create timelines that you can add to your blog or website. You can create historical timelines of important events, or build a timeline of your vacation. It's all up to you.
Rob Sing's insight:
If, like me, you enjoy studying with the aid of the odd picture then this looks like a good study or presentation tool, essentially allowing you to set up your own interactive timeline with text, links, and pictures.
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