Imaging coins in the Maguire Collection
- Post Date3/16/2016
- AuthorJohn Holton
- Reading Time2 minute read
Museum assistant Dee Robbins uses our Polynomial Texture Mapping (PTM) dome in the Museum to photograph ancient Greek and Roman coins from the Maguire Collection (2010.08). The coins are photographed within the dome, using 32 lights set at different angles, to illuminate the coin details. Using special software, researchers can then virtually adjust these lights to reveal different aspects of the 3D imagery on the coin.