Online Greek Coinage - Skeleton Types

IRIS (IDs Recorded In Skeleton form), is a high-level typology of Greek coinage created on the principles of Linked Open Data and according to the standards of the project. It provides a typological overview of all ancient coinages not included in existing online typological projects, with a view to establishing a basic coverage of the entire field of Greek numismatics. Broadly speaking, this covers the ancient world from Spain, around the Mediterranean and Black Sea as far as North Africa, as well as the areas of Asia conquered by Alexander the Great. At its first release it thus serves to fill the gaps between the following projects

It does not cover the regions of Parthia, Bactria or Iron Age ‘Celtic’ coinages, much of which can be found in other resouces:

For further information on the principles behind the creation of the typology and the people involved please see the about page.

The creation of the IRIS typology has been supported as part of the ARCH project by a grant under the Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage. Funding was provided by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the United Kingdom, the Agence Nationale de la Recherche in France and the Ministerio de Asuntos Económicos y Transformación Digital in Spain.

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