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Study photographs of ancient coins.

Getty Research Institute.

Available at Special Collections  STORAGE - PHOTO ARCHIVE - CONTACT REFERENCE  (76.P.3 ) and other locations()

  • Title:
    Study photographs of ancient coins.
  • Author/Creator: Getty Research Institute.
  • Creation Date: 19--?
  • Biographical/Historical Note: In 1974, the J. Paul Getty Museum began assembling a "photo library" by consolidating the visual resources of each existing curatorial department. By the early 1980s, the Photo Archive was actively acquiring large collections of photographs from commercial and private sources and scholars' archives that contained a photographic component. In 1983, the nearly one million photographs of the Photo Archive were incorporated into the Research Institute's Special Collections.
  • Arrangement: Arranged in two sections of photographic prints and a third section of negatives. The first section of prints is arranged by culture, and then by location or type of material. The second section is arranged alphabetically by vendor.
  • Physical Desc.: 40 boxes (ca. 2,475 photographic prints) : b&w, some col. ; 35 cm..
    1 box (61 photographic negatives) : b&w ; 2 x 2 in. or 4 x 4.5 in..
  • Summary: An assembled collection of photographs of ancient coins, predominantly Greek and Roman. The major source for these modern prints is the commercial vendor, Hirmer Fotoarchiv (ca. 2,800 photographs). Other sources include the Rheinisches Bildarchiv (especially for material from the western Roman empire, ca. 200 prints); Bulloz; Photographie Giraudon; Alinari; and Christie's (ca. 100 prints). Approximately 200 photographs were transferred from the repository's Becatti archive, and ca. 107 were produced in a project undertaken in connection with the publication of an exhibition of 50 coins from the Jonathan Rosen collection at the J. Paul Getty Museum in 1983.
  • Cumulative Index/Finding Aid: Repository's online Photo Archive Database (Antiquities collection) includes photograph level access to approximately 1% of the images.
  • Notes: Title devised.
    Size of photographs varies; most 8 x 10 in.
  • Form/Genre: Photographic prints
  • Subjects: Becatti, Giovanni, 1912-1973 -- Photograph collections Rosen, Jonathan, 1944- -- Coin collections Coins, Ancient Coins, Greek Coins, Roman
  • Contributors: Becatti, Giovanni, 1912-1973. Rosen, Jonathan, 1944- Hirmer Fotoarchiv. Rheinisches Bildarchiv.
  • LC Call Number: CJ233
  • ID/Accession Number: 1381-544
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
    Photographs and permission to publish must be obtained from copyright holder(s).
  • OCLC Record Number: 80369193
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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