Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Winterthur joins Nomisma.org

The Münzkabinett Winterthur is the most recent institution to join the Nomisma.org consortium, through their collaboration with the NUMiD framework of German numismatic databases spearheaded by the MK Berlin.

One of the largest collections in Switzerland, it is just getting underway in its digitization program, with about 250 coins cataloged and photographed in its online database. Of these, 20 have been linked to existing Nomisma-affiliated Linked Open Data projects, such as Online Coins of the Roman Empire, Hellenistic Royal Coinages, and Inventory of Greek Coin Hoards.

Winterthur coins in IGCH 1419, found in Cappadocia.

Winterthur G 5677, linked to a Ptolemaic type from Alexander

We expect that more of Winterthur's coins will be integrated into these research portals as cataloging continues over the years.

Furthermore, Winterthur will be one of the major contributors to OSCAR, the type corpus of Swiss coinage from all periods. Specimens will be integrated into OSCAR from several collections in the coming months.


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