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Offline OldMoney

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Severan Database Project
« on: January 11, 2019, 10:08:48 am »
Does anyone know what happened to the "Severan Database Project" that
used to be at USF?

(nb: this is a dead link)
http://web3.forest.usf.edu/main/other/severan/databases/

It seems it has been neglected, and the website moved or allowed to lapse.

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Re: Severan Database Project
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2019, 02:29:17 pm »
Walter,

If the site allowed crawlers you might be able to find an archived version using the Wayback Machine;

go to archive.org

then select projects at top

then select the Wayback Machine

insert web address

It will locate all the archived forms of the web site


I have used the Wayback Machine to locate data on broken links.


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Re: Severan Database Project
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2019, 09:54:07 am »
Thanks iwaniw,
It was more in relation to whether it was still there or not, which it does
not seem to be.
It was a fairly clunky site anyway, a little awkward to use, and pretty much
only took scans from a few of the SNGs and posted them together.
A good idea, which could have been executed better, but may have been
restrained by the usual factors of funding and people working on it.
Perhaps a project for someone else, or another institution. Who knows!

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Re: Severan Database Project
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2019, 02:59:30 pm »
I spoke to the administrator of that sight while it was still live, and I offered her some assistance with the project.  I also inquired about combining her data with Coinproject. She told me that the Severan project was a graduate student's (a group of students, I think) doctoral work and not actively maintained.  Although I don't know for certain, I would assume the website ceased to be updated and hosted once the particular project/doctoral thesis had been completed.

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Re: Severan Database Project
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2019, 10:44:25 pm »
Thanks Tom,

Here is a paper outlining the project and subject:
https://www.academia.edu/2394467/Severan_Database_Project_Making_Undergraduate_Research_Work_in_complicated_projects

It does seem as though it is dead, unlikely to be revived.

It had potential, however I expect that the completed RPC projects will entirely
supercede whatever was (now) lost to the web previously posted.

Found this link:
https://github.com/usf-portal/severan-database-project
The information is still 'available', but not on a stand-alone website.
(via FB: https://www.facebook.com/severandatabase/ created 6/Nov/18)

Someone may be able and perhaps want to do something with this, who knows!

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Re: Severan Database Project
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2023, 03:54:49 pm »
Old thread, I don't know if this has been posted elsewhere, but...

The Severan Database is indeed available and seems quite useful (though I can't tell exactly how recently it's last been maintained):

http://hennarot.forest.usf.edu/main/other/severan/

I only tried looking around for Provincials. There were 224 pages of Severan provincials (about 2,240 RPC coins?), 56 pages of results for Egypt, Alexandria, plus many for Asia Minor. This could be useful, since I think some Provincial Severan coinage may not yet be up on RPC. The coins seem to be mostly or all from museum collections (Hunterian, Milan, Fitzwilliam, France, et al and so on...).

Their bibliography [LINK] indicates they include coins from SNG Levante and SNG von Aulock, but when using the search tool, I couldn't find any, or any coins for Cilicia. Browsing page-by-page I did see LevanteSup mentioned...

My test searches were (1) Severus Alexander's Year 7 Alexandrian Tetradrachms. Searching city: Alexandria and rev: LZ, I did get a number of results. Browsing for just city: Alexandria, I actually noticed more examples.

(2) Severus Alexander's bronzes from Lydia, Acrasus. I tried searching Lydia and various spellings of the city, but didn't find any specimens. There are many other Asia Minor cities included.

(My ulterior motive was to check if my own coin [LINK] was also the SNG von Aulock 2890 specimen, since I haven't yet cracked open the NGC case to see if it's 7.02g, per Isegrim. But I couldn't find any SNG von Aulock coins in database, or any Lydian coins at all.)

There's also a Julia Domna inscriptions tool: http://hennarot.forest.usf.edu/main/other/severan/jdi/

Clare Rowan is listed as working on a Hoards Database, too, but I don't see it live yet, or know whether that project continues.
(Her academia page: [LINK]; she's written several interesting articles -- I'd recommend "Ambiguity, Iconography, and Entangled Objects…” [LINK on JSTOR] -- & From Caesar to Augustus (c. 49 BC–AD 14) in the Cambridge "Using Coins as Sources" series.)

The other faculty member working on it whose name I recognized was Julie Langford.
(Her Academia page: [LINK])

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Re: Severan Database Project
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2023, 05:03:18 pm »
Nice info, thanks... +++

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Re: Severan Database Project
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2023, 01:56:04 am »
Dane Kurth's GRPC lists SNG von Aulock as ACR96, and gives size 26-27mm, 7.02g.

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