Not sure if this is a recent change or not, but a decent portion of the Paris BnF collection
is now online.
This seems to be a work-in-progress since currently for the tetrarchy
it seems to be fairly complete
, but for Constantine
so far it only includes the bronze medallions.
You can search
1) Enter search
term using french
version of emperor's name (e.g. "constantin" for Constantine
) and hit ENTER
2) On left side
of screen go to "Nature de document" section, click (+) to expand it, then select "Objects monetiformes" (i..e coins)
3) On the next screen you can further refine your search
using sections on left side
of screen, e.g. in "Collections
" select "serie romaine"
4) Click on image in search
results to view item details
5) On individual coin screen, click on "Consulter en ligne" at screen bottom right to see both sides of coin