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Old Jul 23, 2008, 10:47 PM   #1
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Is there any College Education about ancient history and coins?

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Old Jul 24, 2008, 07:09 AM   #2
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Are you asking if there are any colleges which offer a degree in numismatics? There are a few dealers who were lucky enough to convince a college to let them pursue such a degree. Wayne Sayles is one - he did his at UW-Madison (I think) as a loosely structured independent study degree. He would have to clarify that. I believe Jonathan Kern and possibly Don Kagin also have numismatic degrees.

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Old Jul 24, 2008, 09:14 AM   #3
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The ANS holds an annual summer seminar to educate graduate students in coins as a historical source.

Otherwise, in America, you generally have to find a university with a professor who can direct a numismatic dissertation, allowing you to choose such a topic and educate yourself as you progress.

In Europe, the University of Vienna has a Numismatic Institute and awards diplomas in numismatics. Many other European universities, for example Oxford, Cambridge, London, and Frankfurt, have good classical numismatists on their staffs who hold numismatic seminars and can direct numismatic dissertations.
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I believe that many colleges offer degrees in Classics or Classical Studies which often focus a lot on Greek and Roman civilizations. From there, you may be able to do some of your studies on numismatics even if the institution doesn't have a specific numismatic program. This is all just speculation though.
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Curtis is right; your best bet is to get into a masters or PhD program in Classics or Archeology and apply to the ANS for their Summer Seminar. The web site is

Beast is right, maybe you can create your own PhD program.

However, a Google searched turned up something new that might appeal! Mumbai University just started offering masters degrees in Numismatics.

The best part: the program only costs 3000 rupees (US$71) per year! This is an amazing deal most US univeristies charge a lot more for a degree!
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