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Dr Eleanor Ghey

Career Summary: Documentation Assistant (British Museum 2007 -2013); Assistant Curator Roman and Iron Age Coins (British Museum 2009-2010); Project Curator Roman Coin hoards (British Museum 2010-2013); Research Assistant on British Museum / Leicester University AHRC funded research project on Roman and Iron Age coin hoards (2013 – 2016); Project Curator: Romano-British Collections (British Museum 2017)


Areas of interest/research: Iron Age and Roman coins, material culture and ritual practices. Coin hoards.


Details of books/publications relating to your work on Money and Medals:

  • forthcoming, Iron Age and Roman coin hoards in Britain. Oxford: Oxbow (with R. Bland, A Chadwick, C. Haselgrove, D Mattingly, A Rogers and J Taylor).

  • Ghey, E. 2018. The coins, in R. Jackson and G. Burleigh, Dea Senuna: Treasure, Cult and Ritual at Ashwell, Herts. (British Museum Research Publication 194), 227-60.

  • Ghey, E. 2018. A new online resource for coin identification, in G. Pardini (ed.) Atti del I Workshop Internazionale di Numismatica (Roma, 28-30 settembre 2011). Rome

  • Ghey, E. 2015 Hoards: Hidden History. British Museum Press.

  • Ghey, E. 2014. The Beau Street Hoard. British Museum Press.

  • Ghey, E. 2014 (rev. 2018): Numismatics, Roman Republican in C. Smith (ed) The Springer Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, Springer, New York (online and in print), pp. 5530-5535.

  • Allen, M., Ghey, E. & Naylor, J. (eds.) ‘Coin Hoards from the British Isles 2013’, British Numismatic Journal 83, 263-75.

  • Ghey, E. 2013 The Beau Street hoard, Bath. Current Archaeology 278, pp.26-32.

  • Abdy, R., Allen, M., Bland, R., Ghey, E. and Naylor, J., 2012: Coin hoards from the British Isles 2012, British Numismatic Journal 82, 231-245.

  • Ghey, E. 2011 Collections Online at the British Museum, in B. Cook (ed.) The British Museum and the Future of UK Numismatics, Proceedings of a Conference held to mark the 150th anniversary of the British Museum’s Department of Coins and Medals, 2011, pp.68-70, London, The British Museum Press.

  • Coin Hoards from Roman Britain Vol. XII. eds. with Abdy, R., Hughes, C. and Leins, I. (Wetteren: Moneta, 2009)

  • A catalogue of the Roman Republican Coins in the British Museum, with descriptions and chronology based on M.H. Crawford, Roman Republican Coinage (1974), with Leins, Ian (eds.); Crawford, M H (contribution by). Click here for website. 


Curator: Iron Age and Roman coin hoards


Department of Britain, Europe and Prehistory,

British Museum, Great Russell Street,

London, WC1B 3DG


email: eghey @