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The Numismatic Collection of The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia includes over 500 coins of Greek and Roman origin. This version of the numismatic collection website is based on Numishare, an open source framework for managing and publishing coins and medals. Numishare originated with the first release of this collection in 2008 through the Scholars' Lab of the University of Virginia Library, following its development during a Roman numismatics graduate seminar taught by Proffessor John Dobbins in the Fall of 2007. Currently, it is developed and maintained by the American Numismatic Society, and utilizes numismatic concepts defined by and geographic places defined by the Pleiades Gazetteer of Ancient Places to make the collection broadly available by means of linked open data in Pelagios and Online Coins of the Roman Empire.

This website includes coins which were previously on extended loan to the Fralin, and are now in the collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, as indicated by the listed collection.