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

Network Analysis Applied to Hellenistic Monograms

Sep 13, 2022, 11:20 AM
Auditorium Maximum - Hall A

Auditorium Maximum - Hall A


Ethan Gruber (American Numismatic Society)


Over the course of the American Numismatic Society's Hellenistic Royal Coinages project, nearly 3,000 monogram identifiers were created, each with an open access Screen Vector Graphic image that can be reused on the web and in print. These monogram identifiers have been integrated into the online type corpora of PELLA (the coinages struck in the name of Alexander the Great and Philip Arrhidaeus), Seleucid Coins Online, Ptolemaic Coins Online, and Antigonid Coins Online. The result is that the monograms are linked to more than 10,000 types and subtypes, which are also linked to concepts for denominations, mints, authorities, etc., enabling the query and visualization of the relationship between these entities and the monograms appearing on associated coinage. This paper introduces the user interfaces built around searching and visualizing monograms, from network graphs to maps depicting the production and circulation of these symbols, and the questions that might be answered.

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Ethan Gruber (American Numismatic Society)

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