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Dr Ian Leins

Memberships: BNS (Director)


Awards/Prizes: AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award 


Career Summary: Curator of Iron Age and Roman Coins; PAS Finds Advisor Iron Age and Roman Coins; HSBC Gallery Curator; Museum Assistant.


Areas of interest/research: 


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

  • ‘The Pershore hoards and votive deposition in the Iron Age’, with D Hurst, in Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 79 (2013), pp. 297-325.

  • ‘Fragments Reunited: Reconstructing the Iron Age Bedworth hoard’, in Numismatic Chronicle 171 (2011), pp. 81-86.

  • ‘The Coins’, in V. Score (ed.), Hoards, hounds and helmets: a conquest period ritual site at Hallaton, Leicestershire (Leicester Archaeology Monograph 21, 2011), pp. 39-60 and 175-277.

  • 'Coins in Context: Archaeology, Treasure and the Portable Antiquities Scheme', with Kelleher, R., in The British Museum and the Future of Numismatics. Proceedings of a conference held to mark the 150th anniversary of the British Museum's Department of Coins and Medals 2011, Edited by B. Cook (London: British Museum Press. 2011): 18-24.

  • Celtic Coinage’, with Nick, M. & Nieto-Pelletier, S., in M. Amandry & D. Bateson (eds.), A Survey of Numismatic Research 2002-2007 (Glasgow: IAPN, 2009)

  • Coin Hoards from Roman Britain XII, with Abdy, R., Hughes, C. and Ghey, E. (Weteren: Moneta, 2009)

  • ‘What can be inferred from the stylistic variability of Iron Age Coins’ in D. Garrow, C. Gosden, J. D. Hill (eds.), Rethinking Celtic Art (Oxford: Oxbow, 2008)

  • ‘Roman, Medieval and Later Coins from the Vintry, City of London’, with Kelleher, R., Numismatic Chronicle 168, 2008: 167-240.

  • ‘Community, Politics and Sacrifice: The East Leicestershire hoard’ in British Archaeology, 89 (2006): 34-9

  • I. Leins, ‘Domitianus II: The forgotten emperor’ in Current Archaeology, 194 (2004): 76-9.

  • The Age of Augustus, M. G. L. Cooley (ed.), (London: LACTOR, 2003): 203ff; 311ff; 377ff

  • Treasure Activity Book (London: British Museum Press, 2003)

  • Coin Hoards from Roman Britain XI, with R. Abdy and J. Williams, (London: Royal Numismatic Society Special Publications 36, 2002)



Curator of Iron Age and Roman Coins


British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG


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