Whose head is on the coin?

The coin that appears in the famous incident when Jesus is challenged about paying taxes to the Roman authorities (Mark 12:13–17) has attracted considerable attention from both biblical scholars and numismatists. CCCRH researcher, Dr Peter Lewis, has considered this episode over many years, and the latest version of his paper on “The Denarius in Mark… Continue reading Whose head is on the coin?

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Manuscripts in St Catherine’s Monastery Library, Mt Sinai

The remote monastery dedicated to St Catherine at the foot of Mt Sinai has recently made the news after an attack by gunmen affiliated with the Islamic State. It is valued by pilgrims and scholars for its religious heritage, and especially its rich library with more than 3,000 manuscripts, most famously the Codex Sinaiticus—the oldest… Continue reading Manuscripts in St Catherine’s Monastery Library, Mt Sinai

The Cathedral Coins: A History of Christianity in Coins

CCCRH is pleased to publish online, The Cathedral Coins: A History of Christianity in Coins, a richly illustrated guide to the Cathedral Coin Collection at St John’s Anglican Cathedral, Brisbane. Hard copies of the booklet are available for purchase at the Cathedral Shop, but Dean Peter Catt has given CCCRH permission to make the material available online. The coin… Continue reading The Cathedral Coins: A History of Christianity in Coins

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OCRE launches new interface

After years of discussion and development work, a new interface for Online Coins of the Roman Empire that will aid in the identification of Roman imperial coins by non-specialists (archaeologists and collectors alike). The developers hope that this will be especially useful for badly worn coins discovered in archaeological excavation. Like the rest of OCRE and… Continue reading OCRE launches new interface

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CCCRH Archive Grows

The collection of coin research papers available via the Centre for Coins, Culture and Religious History  web site has expanded considerably in the last few days. Almost 50 articles written by CCCRH Researcher, Dr Peter E. Lewis, for publication in The Australasian Coin & Banknote Magazine have now been added to the CCCRH site. Additional articles will… Continue reading CCCRH Archive Grows

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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.

OGC | Online Greek Coinage

Online Greek Coinage (OGC) is an online is a reference database intended to provide a systematized account of all types of coinage produced within its purview, and rooted in the digital world of the 21st century.  It is intended to be readable by humans and machines.  It will provide a classical typology of coin types online,… Continue reading OGC | Online Greek Coinage

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Romulus and Remus Coin

A coin which Ibrahim Abu Rakbeh (from St George’s Bazaar across from St George’s  College in Jerusalem) asked me to read for him in mid-2016 proved to be rather interesting. Here is what the coin looks like:    The official description of the coin, which was issued by Constantine I in 330–333 CE to commemorate the founding of… Continue reading Romulus and Remus Coin

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