01.02.2007 - 31.01.2009
The COINS project aims at providing a substantial contribution to the fight against illegal trade and theft of coins which appears to be a major part of the illegal antiques market. For this goal, state-of-art Information Technology will be used. The project will develop standardized inventories by defining a domain ontology based on CIDOC-CRM, the standard ontology for Cultural Heritage, and a multilingual thesaurus. Data management tools will be created as well, and a specialized web search tool. The recognition of coins will be based on new algorithms of pattern recognition and image processing, in a field (classification and identification of ancient coins) as yet unexplored. The project will disseminate its results also by means of a demonstrator freely accessible on the Internet. Substantial contribution to the project will come from stakeholders, some of which are present in the partnership, which includes the Italian law enforcement organisation Carabinieri and three major national museums with important coin collections.






  • Europäische Kommission - Rahmenprogamme (Internationale Förderung und Mischformen) Förderform Speziell gezieltes Forschungsprojekt (STREP) Förderinitiative 6.RP: IST - Technologien der Informationsgesellschaft Förderschiene 6.Rahmenprogramm für Forschung Förderprogramm Europäische Kommission - Rahmenprogamme Fördergeber Europäische Kommission Reichweite Internationale Förderung und Mischformen Projekttyp Forschungsförderungsprojekt Ausschreibungskennung FP6-2005-SSP-5-A


  • Information and Communication Technology


MünzerkennungCoin Recognition
BildverarbeitungImage Processing

Externe Partner_innen

  • ARC Seibersdorf research GmbH
  • PIN scrl ¿ Servizi Didattici e Scientifici per l¿Università di Firenze ¿ VAST Lab
  • Soprintendenza Archeologica di Roma
  • Arma dei Carabinieri ¿ Comando Tutela Patrimonio Culturale
  • Muzeul National de Istorie a României
  • Fitzwilliam ¿ The Fitzwilliam Museum