About Us

The Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf holds one of the biggest and most comprehensive numismatic collections of ancient coins and medallions at University level in Germany. The core of the collection is represented by some 8,000 coins supplemented by considerable holdings of casts of coins from Asia minor of the Hellenistic (Greek) and Roman Imperial periods. The collection is of interest for numismatic research and teaching.


Digital Coin Cabinet of Heinrich-Heine-University

This project is in cooperation with the Münzkabinett der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin. The database and online catalogue are based on http://ikmk.smb.museum with shared data administration for the NUMiD-Project for the semantic web.

Projekt direction:
Johannes Wienand (2011-2018), Katharina Martin and Felix Wunder (since 2018)

Programming: Jürgen Freundel, Ilmenau

Scientific head of the collection: Otfried von Vacano (1972-2004), Timo Stickler (2004-2010), Johannes Wienand (2011-2018), Katharina Martin and Felix Wunder (since 2018)

With the assistance of: Andreas Hauffe (collection Winsemann Falghera), Christian Michel (civic coins from Asia Minor), David Niklas Janen and Thore Schmid (Brauweiler hoard), Sofia Papazoglou (Egyptian art), Alexander Udwari (modern counterfeits); Julia Uhlig (Roth Collection); Jan Phillip Wolters (Chinese coins).

Further assistance: Svenja Frenken, Roswitha Zander

Photography: Sebastian Lindermann

Images of Roman and Egyptions artifacts as well as the heading photograph were made by Christian Herrmann in the Medienlabor of the Philosophical Faculty (medienlab.phil.hhu.de).

The online catalogue was supported by the Ministry of innovation, science and research of North Rhine Westphalia, by Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (HHU) and the Philosophical Faculty of HHU. The implementing of specific eNumis-tools was supported by the eLearning Support Fund of HHU in 2016 and 2017.

We thank the collegues from the Berlin Münzkabinett for their generousity to use the digital tool of mk-edit.

Thanks to Harald Laabs for his assistance in transfereing old data into the new system.

For digital photography we use the quickP3D-system of Danner company.