About Us

The Numismatic Collection of the Professorship for Ancient History at the University of Passau contains almost 377 coins, covering nearly the whole of ancient Numismatic History, from the Archaic Age of Greece to Late Antiquity and the Age of Byzantion, with a focus on the coins of the roman emperors.

The beginning of the collection is attributed to Prof. Dr. H. Wolff, who was holder of the chair for Ancient History from 1980 to 2006. His successor, Prof. Dr. O. Stoll (since 2007), was able to purchase and acquire additional coins, so that the collection reached its contemporary content in 2015.

The Professorship is – due to missing financial aid by the university - not able to purchase additional coins.


Münzsammlung der Universität Passau
Professur für Alte Geschichte

Project management: Prof. Dr. Oliver Stoll
Editorial: Prof. Dr. Oliver Stoll, Matthias Happach
Programming: Jürgen Freundel, Ilmenau


Photography: Matthias Happach (see each object entry's print view for details).
Layout: Goldland Media
Maps: Goldland Media, Dr. Jürgen Freundel



This project was developed in cooperation with the  Münzkabinett der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin: Coin database and online catalog according to the template  http://ikmk.smb.museum and with a common Stamm- und Normdatenverwaltung in the NUMiD-Network for the Semantic Web.