Hey, I can’t *always* post about the cyber-twaddle that one finds online. Occasionally I have to post about something cool — and perhaps even useful to researchers out there who follow the blog!

To that end, let me introduce you to NUMIDAT, an online database of ancient coins. It’s a one-of-a-kind database. Here’s the description from the Ancient World Online blog:

At present NUMIDAT contains nearly 90,000 records, including data on some 60,000 coins from the city of Rome (sotto suolo urbano) held in the Museo Nazionale delle Terme and the Museo Capitolino.

The project is the result of German scholarship, so when you click on the link to search (Suche), the interface drop-downs will be in German. If you don’t know German, you can get translations of the half-dozen search terms by typing them into Google Translate.