Corpus Nummorum Online is an open access numismatic web portal that aims to collect and
present comprehensive regional datasets of Greek and Roman provincial coinage and offers
a research tool for their processing and analysis. The material is arranged by regions and
mints, as well as by chronology and types. At present, you can browse through and search
for coins and coin types minted in Moesia Inferior, Thrace, Mysia, and the Troad.
Despite the considerable number of large port cities and beautiful harbours in the Greek oecumene and the enormous importance of lighthouses for navigation, images of lighthouses on coins are rare, with the exception of Alexandria’s—one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. To our knowledge, coins of Istros are the only known Roman provincial coins that show a river god in combination with a lighthouse.
The Coin of this Month is presented by Ulrike Peter / Vladimir Stolba