Base Facies monétaire


Last modification : 16 January 2018

It’s a collective database on coinages in celtic context, actually it contains nearly twenty thousands coins and three hundred settlements. It is a Federating project for all the students which have been working on celtic coinage for ten years, around AOROC.

 The Object

The object of this data base is to show the links between the coins and the settlement. The entry of data can be done by the individual coins or by the archaeological context. In that case, you can introduce only the number of coins in each typological serie. The central object of this base is the Celtic period, but all the coins from Roman and Greek worlds can also be registered. Coins are classified by groups, series and classes.

 Its Structuration

The “Facies monétaires” data base is divided in 6 Tables, including 3 Levels of Cataloguing with 2 layers each :

  • The Geographical index : 1. Sites 2. Contexts
  • The Coins inventory : 1. Individual 2. Facies
  • The Typological index: 1. Series 2. Classes
    Then, you find 4 additional Tables : Séries_facies, recorded Coins Photography, Type drawing and Coordinated Participants Addresses.

Several models and count tables permit statistical exploitations and exports into excel tables to realize mapping and to create numismatic catalogue.

 The Typological index


The type catalogue is potentially one of the most difficult problems for the celtic coinage and we have made big progress by using this same data base
Regular contact between individual groups using it, in order to establish such matters as standard abbreviations for denominations, attributions of types, the numbering of the type catalogue

  • We have defined monetary Series and divisions of each Serie in classes
  • It should be pointed out that this is not a description of an actual individual coin, nor of what you can actually see on it, but of an ideal type (i.e. what you would see if you had a perfectly struck and perfectly preserved coin).
  • For the romans coins présent in the same context, we have integrated the number of the RRC and of the RIC in the identification number

 Record by coins

  • The «Monnaie» database records information on the individual coins, and is described at more length below.
  • It imports details of the site from «Archeolocalis» and «Site».
  • To facilitate data entry, it employs a further database to enter the basic information on standard coin types, using the type code.

 Facies Registration only

For a lot of archaeological sites, we have only a coins list without individual description, a special table compiles the bibliographic data

 Exploitation of the database by differents models

  • Models counts: accessible from the main models (buttons), they display counts automatically generated and used to move from model to model as scale required counting.
  • Export Models Excel are direct extensions of models of counts, they take all tables counting individual way, to export information to Excel selected.
  • Models for the Web : graphical interface dedicated to the online with restricted access permissions (view only, limiting available models, deactivation of import, export, printing, etc.). scripts.
  • Links with a GIS for mapping and spatial analyses and alimentation of the Iron Age Atlas.

 Models input

Standardised search and print facilities are being worked on. But anybody who can use FileMaker Pro can of course already print and search using the standard programme menus.

  • Models for tables : give access to the main headings in tablesform of individual records
  • Models in list : include the major headings of each table presented in lists
  • Models dedicated to images from the records coins and typological classes, with access to zoom in metadata and scripts to import new images.

All the data can be automatically count and use for statistical analyses

  • Models counts: accessible from the main models (buttons), they display counts automatically generated and used to move from model to model as scale required counting.
  • Export Models Excel are direct extensions of models of counts, they take all tables counting individual way, to export information to Excel selected.
  • Models for the Web : graphical interface dedicated to the online with restricted access permissions (view only, limiting available models, deactivation of import, export, printing, etc.). scripts.
  • Links with a GIS for mapping and spatial analyses and alimentation of the Iron Age Atlas.

All the data can be automatically count and use for statistical analyses

With this database, it is possible to determine the coinage function in different contexts, to show the existence of specific coins for spécial purpose, the evolution of their use

All the data can be automatically count and use for statistical analyses