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George N. Olcott Coin Collection. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079566 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Olcott, George N., 1869-1912, collector.
Title:George N. Olcott Coin Collection Coin collection.
Physical description:ca 4,000 coins.
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is located on-site.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged.

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Description

Scope and Content

A collection of ancient Greek and Roman coins formed by Columbia professor George N. Olcott, (A.B. 1893; Ph.D. 1899). The coins are arranged in chronological order in two cabinets. A hand-written card catalog indexes and describes each coin. In 1958 the Library acquired a collection of squeezes of almost all the coins used in the ancient Greek city of Syracuse on the island of Sicily.

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

This collection is located on-site.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Librarian for Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Preferred Citation

George N. Olcott Coin Collection. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Entered in AMC 11/26/90

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-06-26 File created.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Card catalogs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Indexes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Squeezes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Coinage, International.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Coins, Ancient.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Coins, Greek.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Coins, Roman.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Coins--Collectors and collecting.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Coins.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Columbia University professor.

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