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Emporer portraits

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:52 pm
by siggian
For those of you with Roman forces, you might be interested in what your big guy looked like:

https://voshart.com/ROMAN-EMPEROR-PROJECT

Basically, the author digitized the known contemporaneous portraits or sculptures (or shortly thereafter) and used AI to colour the images. He adjusted the images based on coin images, descriptions, and other known features.

Re: Emporer portraits

Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:24 pm
by Waterhorse
That's one of the most amazing things I've seen in a long while. It really brings the individuals to life!

Re: Emporer portraits

Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:44 pm
by Capt Fortier
Waterhorse wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:24 pm
That's one of the most amazing things I've seen in a long while. It really brings the individuals to life!
I second that statement! A combination of art and science to provide a fascinating insight. Many thanks for sharing

Re: Emporer portraits

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:31 pm
by Waterhorse
Not to mention that one of those portrayed is a woman!

Could not believe it! I had never heard of Ulipia Severina until I saw her picture! OK may have only been for a few months but plenty of dead beats and wannabes tried it on. Got elected and had coins struck - Empress of Rome as far as I’m concerned, good for her!