Chris Hopkins of parthia.com has made available a great numismatic resource - a database of translated numismatic terms intended to help webmasters internationalize their numismatic web sites.
Just over one year ago, I launched a project to create a searchable database
of terms needed to internationalize numismatic web sites. To view the
result, you are invited to visit
You will currently see 1,100 translated terms and phrases in twelve languages, and there is a help page to assist you in using the database.
A team of volunteers has been working throughout the past year to provide
the translations. The Catalan, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese,
Russian and Spanish translations are complete (or nearly so) while work is
still in progress for Greek, Persian and Arabic.
I extend my sincere thanks to the volunteers who have made, and continue to
make, this project possible:
Alfredo De La Fe
Giulio De Florio
Pierre R. Monney
The translations database will remain on the Internet for free use by any
Your comments, constructive criticism and suggestions are welcome. If you
would like to add a language, correct the existing translations, add a new
term or become a volunteer editor, please email me at
The database has an interesting collection of terms and phrases. Some are definitely only of use to webmasters (such as "must be a valid email address"), but there are a good number of purely numismatic terms included as well. From the B section I noticed these:
Thanks for making this resource available! Chris noted that this translation database was created to support the Sylloge Nummorum Parthicorum
project which recently began appearing in Google searches. On the page at http://sylloge.org we learn that the SNP will be a nine volume print edition in sylloge format of the Parthian coins in the cabinets of Berlin, London, New York, Paris and Vienna.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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