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Images and Artefacts of the Ancient World$
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Alan K. Bowman and Michael Brady

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780197262962

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197262962.001.0001

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The Potential for Image Analysis in Numismatics

The Potential for Image Analysis in Numismatics

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(p.109) Chapter 11 The Potential for Image Analysis in Numismatics
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Images and Artefacts of the Ancient World
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Christopher J. Howgego

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197262962.003.0012

The systematic study of coinage at the level of individually engraved die revolutionized numismatics; however the laborious nature of such work has severely limited its application. Die studies are important for attribution and chronology as well as for quantification. Exhaustive study on coinage reveals great evidences particularly in economic history. This chapter discusses the potential posed by image analysis and photography on the field of numismatics. It discusses the principal technique challenges, with a view to stimulating discussion as to the best way forward.

Keywords:   study of coinage, die, numismatics, coinage, image analysis, photography

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