AUTOMATIC CLUSTERING OF CELTIC COINS BASED ON 3D POINT CLOUD PATTERN ANALYSIS
The recognition and clustering of coins which have been struck by the same die is of interest for archeological studies. Nowadays, this work can only be performed by experts and is very tedious. In this paper, we propose a method to automatically cluster dies, based on 3D scans of coins. It is based on three steps: registration, comparison and graph-based clustering. Experimental results on 90 coins coming from a Celtic treasury from the II-Ith century BC show a clustering quality equivalent to expert’s work.