Using the Index

There are a number of ways to use the Celtic Coin Index Online:

  1. If you have a coin you'd like to know the history of, you can search for it by type, and compare the available thumbnails with your specimen to see if it has been recorded in the CCI.
  2. If you are planning an itinerary that includes various institutions housing Celtic coins, you can search for specimens they have on location, and prepare questions and items for observation beforehand.
  3. If you are travelling, you can conveniently check various data from any Internet access point.
  4. If you would like to look for various patterns to the data, use one or more searches to come up with subsets of the Index.
  5. Individual coin record pages can be used as templates to fill in the blanks in areas of further research, such as typological notes.
  6. Searches can be made for unknown, uncertain, or new types. The navigation can be used to look at the Uncertain, Uncertain British, and the coins in each tribe that have no Van Arsdell number. You can look for patterns in specimens that are not yet fully catalogued.
  7. Various find locations can be searched for in order to see what kinds of geographical patterns emerge. If you search for grid references, put a space after the alphabetic portion, and put two hyphens after the first two digits of the numeric references, for example: "SZ 14--91--". Grid references are not available in any finer detail than this, for reasons of confidentiality, as discussed in the FAQs.
  8. After you have familiarized yourself with the Celtic Coin Index Online, you will think of other ways of using it to further your research or general understanding of Celtic coins.