Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Integrating Die Studies into the Roman Republican Knowledge Graph

Sep 14, 2022, 9:40 AM
Auditorium Maximum - Hall C

Auditorium Maximum - Hall C


Ethan Gruber (American Numismatic Society)


The Coinage of the Roman Republican Online (CRRO), a joint American Numismatic Society and British Museum collaboration, was published online in early 2015. This digital corpus, based on Michael Crawford's 1974 Roman Republic Coinage, has since drawn together more than 60,000 example specimens from dozens of collections. More recently, the information system on which CRRO lies has been expanded to accommodate the Roman Republican Die Project. Some 10,000 coins from the archival research cards and binders of Richard Schaefer are presently entered into a database, linking to unique identifiers that reflect his die attributions. The link between die IDs to specimens to types enables a relatively instantaneous generation of die link charts and network visualizations. While much work remains to complete the digitization of Schaefer's die study, these digital tools reveal patterns more rapidly to a broader audience without the time-consuming data aggregation process that once defined die studies.

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Ethan Gruber (American Numismatic Society)

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