The Cantor Arts Center collection of ancient coins, circa 5th century BCE - 15th century CE

This collection consists of approximately 8,600 coins acquired from the 1970s on by the Cantor Arts Center and transferred to Stanford University Libraries in 2017. The original gifts to the Cantor Arts Center came from multiple sources. The coins that have been cataloged are primarily from gifts to the Cantor from Timothy Hopkins; there are also coins from Frank Kovacs, Hazel Hansen, and Henry Clay & Fredrica Lindgren. The primary focus in Stanford Libraries is on the use of coins for classes held in Special Collections' classrooms. Please see the About pages for more information about access & use.

This map illustrates the locations where the coins were minted. Go to the interactive version of the map where you will see the world map view. You can then hover over a location to see a list of all the coins minted there. This particular view covers those coins that were cataloged by graduate student Bjoern Buschbeck before COVID-19 shutdowns occurred in March 2020.