Other Digital Humanities Projects

Nomisma.org is a collaborative project to provide stable digital representations of numismatic concepts according to the principles of Linked Open Data. These take the form of http URIs that also provide access to reusable information about those concepts, along with links to other resources.

Coin hoards of the Roman Republic Online (CHRR Online) is a database of Roman Republican coin hoards mainly from the period 155 BC to AD 2, and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of hoards of that date.

Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE), is a revolutionary new tool designed to help in the identification, cataloging, and research of the rich and varied coinage of the Roman Empire. The project will ultimately record every published type of Roman Imperial Coinage from Augustus in 31 BC, until the death of Zeno in AD 491. This will create an easy to use digital corpus, with downloadable catalog entries, incorporating almost 50,000 types of coins.

Coinage of the Roman Republic Online (CRRO) harnesses Linked Open Data to provide links across digital projects in Roman numismatics and beyond. At its launch CRRO provides access to six online collections containing over 20,000 specimens of Republican coinage.

Digitising Patterns of Power: Peripherical Mountains in the Medieval World (DPP) focuses on the analysis of the depiction of space in medieval written sources, of the interaction between built and natural environment, of appropriation of space and the emergence of new political, religious and economic structures of power.

The Early Islamic Empire at Work РThe View from the Regions Toward the Center aims to understand the political and economic workings of the early Islamic Empire (660-940 C.E.), which stretches over almost the entire Hellenistic-Roman world from the Atlantic to the Hindukush. While usually we have a top-down approach as seen from the center, this project takes the view from the regions, to explain the functioning of the caliphal government.

Dirhams for Slaves aims to explore the implications of a neglected trade system that connected Northern Europe and the Islamic world in the 9th and 10th centuries AD. It sees the hundreds of thousands of Islamic dirhams found in hoards strewn across Northern Europe, from England through Scandinavia to Russia, as a likely residue of a large-scale slave trade system.

The European Coin Find Network is a cooperation between institutions engaged in researching and recording coin finds from Europe with the aim of encouraging cooperation and dialogue between them. The site includes further links to European groups working on numismatics and additional projects.


Other Numismatic Resources

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is a major museum and research institute devoted to the study of coins from all periods and cultures. Its website includes databases for its library, coin collection and archives.


Additional Links

Getting Started with Ancient Coins – an introductory site geared especially towards non-experts that includes links to many resources, including online forums, national numismatics organizations, numismatic clubs, coin dealers,

Wildwinds – a central online numismatics site that includes resources – books, blogs, additional online collections and databases, identification help and more. Have over 72,000 coins on site and over 25,000 daily visits.