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News from Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE)

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From the DIGITALCLASSICIST list
 Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE) has seen significant progress in the last six months:
  1. All types through Pupienus have been added (OCRE contains nearly 20,000 Roman imperial coin types)
  2. More than 25,000 individual physical specimens have been linked to these types from four different collections, including the American Numismatic Society (12,997 coins) and the British Museum (11,566 coins). We expect to incorporate data from major archaeological databases, such as the Portable Antiquities Scheme and the European Coin Find Network, in the future.
  3. The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded the project $300,000 for three years to fund the completion of the project, including the full photography of the ANS' Roman imperial collection.

We're interested in expanding the base of data contributors. The greater number of coins linked to OCRE-defined coin types, the more accurate the quantitative and geographic analyses become. Please see here for documentation on how to contribute data to OCRE and other numismatic linked data projects (a joint ANS-British Museum project based on Michael Crawford's Roman Republican Coinage (1974) corpus will launch within a few months).
Ethan Gruber
American Numismatic Society

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