The Herberden Coin Room enters the 21st century thanks to the Ronus Foundation, which generously sponsored the creation of this website.
Public access to the coin collection was massively transformed in 2009 through the new galleries and the Study Room. The priority now is to transform virtual access to the collection in the same way.
We are currently digitizing the collection with the help of teams of volunteers registered with the University's Volunteer Service. We are also now developing this website to make basic data available to experts – professional and amateur – around the world, both for their own research and interest, but also so that they can add descriptions and classifications for online publication.
The digitization of the collection is overseen by Dr Jerome Mairat as eCurator.
Jerome Mairat is curator in the Heberden Coin Room at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, and director of RPC online. His research focuses on Roman coinage of the third century AD, imperial and provincial. He is a joint author of Roman Imperial Coinage, volume V.2, AD 268–276 and of Roman Provincial Coinage, volume IX, AD 249–254 (London, Paris, 2016). He is also a member of the Council of the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies