Antike Fundmünzen in Europa: database (AFE-WEB)is a web-based database for recording and publishing coin finds developed by the Römisch-Germanische Kommission (RGK) des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts (DAI) together with the Department for Database and Information Systems (DBIS) at the Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main.
AFE-WEB employs the concepts of stable numismatic identifiers and linked open data methodologies established by the Nomisma.org project. By mapping the database to the Nomisma.org ontology, the data is made available via a D2R server and can be queried at a SPARQL endpoint. This approach also facilitates the logical integration of different databases.
Currently three instances of AFE-WEB are in operation:
AFE-RGK: As part of the project “Corpus der römischen Funde im europäischen Barbaricum”, the primary aim of AFE-RGK is to record finds of ancient coins from Germany outside the Roman Empire. The database also hosts data on recent coin finds from Hessen and Baden-Württemberg.
AFE-PL: Serves as the data repository for the project “Finds of Roman coins from Poland (FRC PL)”. The project, funded by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science of Poland, is dedicated to the registration finds of Roman coins in Poland and territories associated historically with Poland over the past 100 years.
AFE4HD: Serves as the data repository for the project “Der spätantike Münzhorizont in der Rhein-Neckar-Region – Dokumentation und historische Interpretation” at the University of Heidelberg, Germany financed by the Ministry for Science, Research and Culture of Baden-Württemberg.