Sunday, March 6, 2016

Excavation coins from Priene available in OCRE

Excavation coins from Priene available in OCRE
Via Ethan Gruber on Numishare
The Berlin Münzkabinett is setting up a new database for coin finds from German excavations of Priene:

This database includes the coins of the excavations since 1998 (Museum Balat) and the old excavations of the Berlin Museums (Münzkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin). By Bernhard Weisser and Johannes Eberhardt (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin) in cooperation with the German Archaeological Institute and the universities in Frankfurt (Wulf Raeck, Axel Filges), Bonn (Frank Rumscheid) and Bursa (Hakan Mert). IT: Jürgen Freundel, Editor: Karsten Dahmen.

So far there are two coins connected to currently published RIC types in OCRE (as a proof of concept), but more coins will be published eventually. The associated types are:

Since the two coins connected to these types have findspots, Priene will appear as a findspot on the map in OCRE. Additionally, with the more advanced mapping features recently introduced on, the Priene findspot will appear on any map associated with any individual skos:Concepts connected to these coin types, e.g., Claudius Gothicus (, whose map shows a findspot for Priene and two hoards in Britain--Normanby and Oliver's Orchard Hoards--connected to coins from the University of Virginia.

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