Thanks largely to the generosity of the John Burroughs School Parents Council, the department has been able, over the years, to purchase a small collection of ancient coins, both Greek and Roman, ranging from a silver tetradrachm (pictured left) to a Roman bronze as. Wherever possible, we have collected coins that complement our curriculum in both Latin and Greek. We are pleased, too, to acknowledge the generosity of an alumnus of the school, Eric P. Newman (class of 1928), who has donated an interesting collection of ancient coins that we are still cataloguing. Many of our coins can be seen in the Classics suite on the third floor of the Brauer Classroom Building, where they are displayed to pleasing effect in a case custom-made for us by an 8th grade Industrial Technology class.

Silver denarius, Roman, c. 150, reverse: Temple of the deified Faustina and Antoninus in the Roman forum

Silver tetradrachm, Greek (Athens), 420 B.C.: Athenian Owl