Volume 59 – #22

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Volume 59#22

February 1 – February 14, 2022

Scott Coleman performs fieldwork in 2016 at Çadır Höyük, an artificial mound in central Turkey containing the remains of some 6,000 years of human settlement. Photo by Scott Coleman.

Historical artifacts meet modern tech

Ontario researcher Scott Coleman has taken a groundbreaking new approach to studying ancient coins using 3D imagery. At the University of Calgary’s Nickle Galleries, Coleman worked throughout the pandemic alongside collections specialist Marina Fischer and technology specialist Jed Baker to experiment with photogrammetry, which is used in mapping, archaeology and 3D modelling. Mirroring this technology, Coleman created 3D images of rare coins he now hopes will be more accessible for researchers and the general public. “With museums and galleries closed, it meant many artifacts were inaccessible to the public,” Coleman told the university’s UCalgary News about his pandemic project, which began in 2020 after COVID-19 forced him to postpone fieldwork in Greece. “I started looking at how museums represent coins, and I focused within Greece given that was the region I was preparing to study for my practicum.” Continue reading →

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Page 1
RCM opens 2022 with ‘The Big Picture’ series
Page 1
Euro marks 20th anniversary
Page 6

Regulars
Pick Our Brain
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Page 6
CCN Trends
Focus on Proof-like singles
Page 14
CCN Marketplace
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Page 24
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 26
Columns
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Ephemera, collateral take collectors off the beaten path
Page 8
Sean Sinclair
Commemorative Coins
San Marino coins follow scientific advancement
Page 19

Tony Hine
Canadian Key Dates
Silver, low mintage draw collectors to post-war 50 cents
Page 20
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
It’s time to let your ideas guide our content
Page 22

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