Over 400 years of coins digitized and visualized in Princeton University’s FLAME database

Oct. 13, 2021

In July 2021, 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.

FLAME is a Princeton University-based project that supplies hard data about the early medieval economy over about 400 years (from 325 to 750 CE). It is head-quartered in Princeton University Library’s Special Collections, where it is run by FLAME Chair and Princeton's Curator of Numismatics Alan Stahl and Database Coordinator Mark Pyzyk.