August 30, 2019

OZeAN - A new online journal on numismatics!

OZeAN = Online Zeitschrift zur Antiken Numismatik: Congratulations – the colleagues in Münster have published the first issue of a new journal on ancient numismatics. This is the first German, open access, peer reviewed online numismatic journal with digital enhanced functions. The articles - in English or German - can be supplemented by film and audio documentation, 3D scans and databases.

In the first issue you can read two interesting articles: one by Achim Lichtenberger about a new coin type of Dion in the Decapolis minted under Septimius Severus. He identifies the river-god as Hieromykes and offers a new interpretation of the female figure besides him on coins of Adraa as the personification of Styx (one of the daughters of Oceanus). The second article by Ulrich Werz deals with the coin supply of Haltern and Kalkriese and discusses the date of the countermark IMP with Lituus. In the section "report" you fill find a description of a new innovative "Optical System for Coin Analysis and Recognition", O.S.C.A.R., which has been developed by the Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie – Landesmuseum für Vorgeschichte - Sachsen-Anhalt in cooperation with the Fraunhofer-Institut für Fabrikbetrieb und -automatisierung (IFF) in Magdeburg. By "digital fingerprints" coins can be described and identified unmistakably.

Author: Ulrike Peter