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History - Ancient

Collections in the Library

Browse books on the shelves:

CJ35-CJ36                  Numismatic--Coins--Collected works

CJ201-CJ277              Numismatic--Coins--Ancient

CJ301-CJ763              Coins--Ancient--Greek

CJ801-CJ1147            Coins--Ancient--Rome

CJ1201-CJ1291          Coins--Ancient--Byzantine

CJ5581-CJ5690          Ancient medals and medallions

HC31-HC39                 Ancient economic history and conditions

HG237                         Money--Ancient--History

HG1336                       Money--Egypt--History

Reference materials:

Key journals:


  • Brill's New Pauly - an encyclopedia covering the ancient world from the prehistory of the Aegean to Late Antiquity including information on persons, places, institutions, events, artifacts, literature, technical terms, ideas and concepts.
  • JSTOR - provides full text access to back issues and front list of core scholarly journals as well as access to ebooks. It has 78 of the main journals in classical studies.
  • L'année philologique - is a specialized bibliographic database of scholarly works relating to all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations.
  • The encyclopedia of ancient history - is the only comprehensive collection of twenty-first century scholarship available on the entire ancient Mediterranean world. 

Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies (ACANS)

Student resources:

An introduction to ancient numismatics - an invaluable source for the study of Greek and Roman coins.

Ancient coins collections for research and teaching:

  • ACANS collection
  • Gale collection
  • Hansen collection


  • The Coinage of Ephesus
  • The Coinage of Julius Caesar

Other teaching, learning and research collections:

All books and journals held in ACANS are catalogued and searchable in MultiSearch.

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