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American Numismatic Society (New York, NY 10013-1917)
Andrew Meadows (Project Director: July 2013 to present)

Online Coins of the Roman Empire

Cataloging and digitization of approximately 46,000 Roman Imperial coins in the society's collection, and creation of an online reference database describing Roman imperial coin types, with links to specimens in other major coin collections.

Implementation of Online Coins of the Roman Empire (IOCRE) is a project with four fundamental aims. 1. To publish fully online, for the first time, the major reference collection of Roman Imperial coinage of the American Numismatic Society. 2. To use the principles of Linked Open Data to aggregate data on existing specimens of Roman imperial coins from international collections so as to supplement data from the ANS's own collection to create a virtual catalog (OCRE) that for the first time makes the entirety of Roman Imperial coinage easily accessible to all audiences. 3. To ensure that OCRE leverages existing vocabularies, such as Dublin Core and the specialized numismatic vocabulary hosted at 4. To implement and publish OCRE as an open access tool for the identification, cataloging and research of Roman coinage by a broad range of users, from museum professionals and archaeologists to students and researchers in related humanities disciplines.

Project fields:
Ancient History; Archaeology; Art History and Criticism

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$300,000 (approved)
$300,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2014 – 4/30/2017