Council-supported FLAME project tracks over 400 years of coins

August 31, 2021
Standing caliph; a bronze fals of 'Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (685 to 705 CE).

Earlier this summer, the Framing the Late Antique and Early Medieval Economy (FLAME) project passed the major milestone of digitizing, storing, and visualizing the production and movement of more than 700,000 coins across Western Afro-Eurasia.

Headquartered in Princeton University Library’s Special Collections, the FLAME project supplies hard data about the early medieval economy over about 400 years (from 325 to 750 CE) and contributes to scholarly understanding of the origins of the modern economy. The full-time participation of FLAME Database Coordinator Mark Pyzyk has been supported by a grant from the Humanities Council’s Comparative Antiquity Global Initiative.

Read the full story on the Library’s website, and learn more about the project here.

Humanities Council Logo
Italian Studies Logo
American Studies Logo
Humanistic Studies Logo
Ancient World Logo
Canadian Studies Logo
ESC Logo
Journalism Logo
Linguistics Logo
Medieval Studies Logo
Renaissance Logo
Film Studies Logo