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Classical Images

  • Arachne, central "object" (image) database for the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) and the Archaeological Institute of the University of Cologne.  Especially strong on building images.  Ongoing digitization of "traditional" documentation and new material, including extensive descriptions and metadata.  Free, but requires account.  
  • ARTstor (UT-Austin users only)
      Focuses on, but is not limited to, the arts. Includes architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design as well as many other forms of visual culture. Designed to be used by researchers in fields that do not traditionally use images as well as by art historians.  In order to take advantage of all the features of ARTstor, and to access the mobile version of the site, you must register with the service. The registration form is visible once you enter the database.                     

    ARTstor System Requirements.

  • Beazley Archive (University of Oxford archive)
    Largest collection of photos, pottery, gems and gem references.  Searches subsets of casts, Etruscan terracottas, gems, pottery.  

  • Classical Art Research Centre (University of Oxford)

  • Images including Pottery, CVA (Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum), Gems, Photographs & Slides, Inscriptions


Search or browse the CVA, photographs and descriptions of ancient vases found in museums and collections across the world.  Search by theme, or browse by location.  

CRRO: Coinage of the Roman Republic Online
Starting with the British Museum's Roman Republican coin collection, and adapted and updated from Michael Crawford's (1974) Roman Republic Coinage.   


OCRE: Online Coins of the Roman Empire
Images of coins contributed from the American Numismatic Society, the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, the Römisch-Germanische Kommission of the Deutsche Archäologische Institut, and the Academia Romana. 

Médailles et Antiques de la Bibliothèque nationale de France 
Strong collection of coins, medals and antiquities .  Search in french!  

Numismatische Bilddatenbank Eichstatt
Searchable images of 7,500+ coins from Katholischen Universitat Eichstatt

Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum
British Academy Research project, working towards publishing illustrated catalogues of Greek coins from the British Isles.  Includes public and private collections.  

TIP: Use "search all" box at lower right of search form.  British spellings (ie harbour not harbor).  


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