The CBd
Newsletter, 23 March 2013

Dear CBd-users,
'Ma in Ispagna son già mille e tre...'

We are happy to announce that the number of open-access gems in the Campbell Bonner Database is now over 1000. We have recently finished the upload of gems from the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and - as a follow-up to the Visegrad project - the National Museum in Prague (again with a somewhat wider selection of gems). The database has also been enriched by items from the art market, through the courtesy of Christie's in New York, the Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster-London, and the Antiquariat Rainer Friedrich Meyer, Berlin.
We are doing our best to keep this ever increasing data set clear, accurate and informative. The system of philological description followed in CBd is now available in the Glossary. Numbers assigned to gems by Simone Michel in Die Magischen Gemmen (2004) are indicated in the reference field of the datasheets. A growing selection of references are available full text: besides excerpts from Bonner, SMA and Michel, BM, we are now including descriptions of gems from Schwartz and Schwartz's Engraved Gems, Jeffrey Spier's Late Antique and Early Christian Gemsand E. Zwierlein-Diehl's Cologne catalogue (all in statu nascendi). The Cologne collection and the American Numismatic Society gems are accompanied by the excellent photos of Christopher Faraone - our many thanks go to him and all the above for helping us build the database. 

Happy Holidays!
Last modified: 2013-05-23 13:11:08