The Coin Room is as an international centre for research. Our studies range from the basic work of cataloguing the collection to broader studies of monetary history and the historical implications of coinage. We host a number of important research projects.
Since 1976 the Coin Room has organized and published eighteen Oxford Symposiums on Coinage and Monetary History, inviting small groups of scholars to consider key themes. We also host an annual CNG Lecture, generously sponsored by the Classical Numismatic Group, which is given by a leading international numismatist.
Since 1977, we have invited visiting scholars from around the world to engage in research in the Coin Room for part of the summer, with the valuable support of the Robinson Charitable Trust. Hospitality for our visitors is generously provided by Wolfson College.
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum
Roman Provincial Coinage Online
Coin Hoards of the Roman Empire
Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles
Catalogues of the Coin Collection
Some Greek, Roman, Islamic, and English and Scottish medieval coins have been published in dedicated catalogues. The Roman provincial coins are being catalogued as part of the international Roman Provincial Coinage Project, in which Ashmolean curators are playing a significant part. In addition, all systematic studies of coins by mint, region, or period include the Ashmolean collection as a matter of routine.