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Old 08-17-2006, 02:29 PM
kerux kerux is offline
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Originally Posted by snakehair
Kerux, have you seen the format ISEGRIM uses to describe coins? It is ideal for the kind of searches you want. For example, here are reverse descriptions featuring Tyche from Hierapolis:

WOMAN SITTING L(1) / ON / THRONE
WOMAN SITTING L(1) / ON / THRONE / THEREUNDER / BIRD / EAGLE
WOMAN SITTING L(1) / TYCHE(1) / ON / ROCK / FIGURE SWIMMING LE / RIVER-GOD PYRAMOS
WOMAN SITTING L(1) / TYCHE(1) / ON / SHIELDS
WOMAN STANDING HL(1) / TYCHE(1)
WOMAN STANDING HL(1) / TYCHE(1) / ALTAR LE(2)
HEAD WOMAN R / TYCHE
HEAD WOMAN R / TYCHE / TORCH
PERSONS 2 / WOMAN STANDING HR(1) / HEKATE(1) / MAN STANDING HL(2) / APOLLO(2)
PERSONS 2 / WOMAN STANDING HR(1) / TYCHE(1) / MAN STANDING HL(2) / EMPEROR(2)

I got these by searching for "Tyche", but if I didn't know it was Tyche I could have searched for "Woman Sitting", "Woman Standing", "Persons 2", "Head"+"Torch", etc.

Vacano's book _Typenkatalog der antiken Münzen Kleinasiens_ supposedly uses a similar scheme (I don't have the book; alas).

Along with these (which are called "Types") there are "Attributes", for example:

BRANCH PALM(1) / WREATH(1) / RUDDER(2) / POLOS / CORNUCOPIAE(2)
RUDDER(1) / POLOS / CORNUCOPIAE(1)
STAFF(1) / POLOS
HAND RAISED / POLOS / STAFF(1)
CORN-EARS(1) / TURRETED(1)
CORN-EARS(1) / POPPY(1) / RUDDER(1) / POLOS / CORNUCOPIAE(1) / FIGURE(1) / PLUTOS INFANT(1)


Thanks for the info. I have applied for ISEGRIM membership...looking forward to using the database.

Joe W.
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