Monday, August 13, 2018

University of Marburg joins Nomisma

The latest member of the German NUMiD consortium of university coin collections has been integrated into the Linked Ancient World Data Cloud: The Numismatic Collection of the Archaeological Seminar of the Philipps-Universit├Ąt Marburg. The University of Marburg's contribution of 23 coins spans four type corpora in the Roman and Hellenistic domains: OCRE, CRRO, PELLA, and Seleucid Coins Online.

SCO 1429 is a great example of the research value of these projects and the possibilities that arise as a result of collaboration between large and small numismatic collections. There are are two physical specimens of this coin type: one housed at the ANS and the other in Marburg. Together (and with other eventual additions), these specimens will help form a more complete picture of this typology by facilitating more accurate analyses of measurements and geographical distribution.


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

University of Halle joins Nomisma

The Martin-Luther-Universit Halle-Wittenberg is the latest member of the NUMiD consortium of German university museums (powered by the software framework developed at the Berlin cabinet) to enter the Nomisma.org collaborative. Halle is providing access to one Republican and 45 Imperial Roman coins, with more to be cataloged in the future.

One such example can be found in RIC Caligula 56, a coin type that shows a particularly diverse range of data partners: 50 specimens across 8 collections.