Early missionary societies

The Anglican Focus magazine of the Anglican Church Southern Queensland has recently published an essay by CCCRH researcher, Dr Peter Lewis, on the commemoration of early British missionary activities on medallions and banknotes. You can read the essay here.

London Polyglot

One of the many delights in my role as the Executive Director for the CCCRH Foundation is to see with my eyes and touch with my hands (cf 1 John 1:1) an amazing variety of artefacts from the past. Some, like this leaf from the seventeenth-century London Polyglot Bible edited by Brian Walton, remind us… Continue reading London Polyglot

Albert Schweitzer on the Road

Albert Schweitzer is not such a familiar name among younger people these days, but the students at Emmaus College at Jimboomba were enthralled by a recent CCCRH travelling exhibition that featured his amazing life and work. Schweitzer was born on 14 January 1875 and died—more than 90 years later—on 4 September 1965). Coming from the French-German… Continue reading Albert Schweitzer on the Road

American Numismatic Society eBooks

Over its 150-year history, the American Numismatic Society has published hundreds of monographs. Many of these were scanned by the Google Books project and are now openly accessible through HathiTrust. However, these scanned books provide little functionality for keyword searches or linking to related resources in the archives or numismatic collection of the ANS. As… Continue reading American Numismatic Society eBooks

Why “Isaiah” of the Isaiah Bulla is not the Prophet Isaiah

A timely and informed comment on the alleged “Isaiah” seal from the recovery excavations being undertaken in East Jerusalem by Israeli archaeologists as they sift through materials removed from below the Haram alSharif (‘Temple Mount’) by the Islamic Waqf (‘Trust’) that controls the site. Read the full article here …

Reformation @ Grafton

The CCCRH travelling exhibition developed to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in Europe has now moved to Grafton. During Lent the materials will be on display at the Cathedral Bookshop, during opening hours: 9.30am–4.30pm, Tuesday–Friday. Grafton Cathedral Reformation Exhibition After the exhibition concludes at the end of Holy Week, it will then… Continue reading Reformation @ Grafton

Seleucid Coins Online (SCO)

As a component of the National Endowment of the Humanities funded Hellenistic Royal Coinages project, Seleucid Coins Online (SCO) is a new research tool providing a comprehensive overview of the coinages struck by the Seleucid kings between ca. 320 BC and 64 BC. The current version of SCO is based on Seleucid Coins: A Comprehensive… Continue reading Seleucid Coins Online (SCO)

20,000+ Roman Republican coins added to CRRO

In a watershed moment for Roman Republican numismatics, 20,237 coins with high-resolution IIIF images from the Bibliothèque nationale de France have been incorporated into the Nomisma.org SPARQL endpoint, and are therefore available in Coinage of the Roman Republic Online. This nearly doubles the coverage of Republican coinage–there had previously been about 26,000 coins available through… Continue reading 20,000+ Roman Republican coins added to CRRO

Preparing to launch

The Centre for Coins, Culture and Religious History has not yet been launched. But work is well underway on the establishment of this new centre for research and education. We have many of the key elements in place, most importantly an impressive collection of coins, icons, manuscripts and religious objects. We have an outline of the… Continue reading Preparing to launch

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Maskukat | Mediterranean & Islamic Coins

The Maskukat Collection provides an online listing of Medieval and Islamic coins from the Mediterranean area. The current online collections is hosted at a private research facility in the Middle East, but an online database is in preparation. Once that database is available a link will be provided here.