Cypriot Medieval Coins: History and Culture

Cypriot Medieval Coins History and Culture is a novel digital library dedicated to the study, promotion and dissemination of the history of Medieval Cypriot Coinage (12th-16th centuries). The project is the development of the ongoing collaboration between the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation and Cyprus Institute which originally began in February 2012 with the pilot implementation of the advanced Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) photography on a big part of the collection of the Museum of the History of Cypriot Coinage.

The rich numismatic collection of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation (BOCCF) that documents the use of currency on the island from 6th century to the modern era, provided an optimal context for the preliminary application of the Cyprus Institute’s technological advanced imaging applications.

The results of the above work have been the basis of the development of the digital platform for the documentation and dissemination of Medieval Coins from the Museum of the History of Cypriot Coinage. The digital platform offers an interactive exploration of the medieval collection with the innovative implementation of Reflectance Transformation Imaging and high-resolution super-zoom, complemented with text descriptions, essays, links to other collections and repositories that provide context as well as alternative ways to study and access the material. The digital library of Cypriot Medieval coins is supported by the digital platform of Dioptra: The Edmée Leventis Digital Library for Cypriot Culture.

 

For more information,please contact us:

The Cyprus Institute

Avgoustinos Avgousti

a.avgousti@cyi.ac.cy

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