Comprises ca. 1500 gold, silver and bronze coins from ancient Greece and Rome, and ca. 300 coins from the Byzantine empire, with some additions from Lydia, Persia, the Sassanid Empire, China and modern Europe. From Cornell Library.
"The Smithsonian's National Numismatic Collection...contains objects that represent every inhabited continent and span more than three thousand years of human history." Available via Creative Commons license through JSTOR.