Museum of Fine Arts Boston joins Numishare

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The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is the newest entrant into the Nomisma.org Linked Open Data cloud, providing data for more than 1,600 Roman Republican and Imperial coins to Coinage of the Roman Republic Online and Online Coins of the Roman Empire. The MFA’s collection is particularly strong with respect to late Roman gold pieces, many of which represent the sole specimen available for that typology in OCRE.

Of these coins, roughly 1,400 are Imperial and a little over 200 are from the Republican period. The MFA’s terms of service are linked from the datasets page in Nomisma.org itself and the contributors’ pages in OCRE and CRRO.

Data for these coins were provided by Laure Marest, Cornelius and Emily Vermeule Assistant Curator of Greek and Roman Art, and processed through OpenRefine to reconcile against the APIs available in both projects. The resulting CSV was transformed into RDF by a script I wrote and uploaded here and ingested into Nomisma’s SPARQL endpoint.

[ SOURCE: Numishare Blogspot ]

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