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MONEY & MEDALS

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The Brampton Museum and Art Gallery

Brampton Park

Newcastle under Lyme

Staffordshire

ST5 0QP

 

tel: +44 (0)1782 619705

 

website: www.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk/museum

 

email: clare.griffiths@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk

 

 

Contact details: Clare Griffiths

 

Date of visit: 23 March 2016

 

Nature and extent of collection

 

850 pieces. Relatively small collection comprised of ancient coins, medieval coins, modern money, medals and associated objects such as badges and money boxes. Part of the collection is kept in a historic wooden coin cabinet.

 

 

All numbers below are estimated

 

Greek coins: At least 2

Roman coins: c. 100

British coins: 20

British tokens: 40

European coins: 9 German; 1 Russian; 1 Portuguese; 7 Italian; 1 Belgian, numerous French

Asian coins: 3; 1 Indian

Middle Eastern coins: c. 10

American coins: 10

Modern and paper money: 275-300 including 15 banknotes

Medals (commemorative or military): 400-450

Paranumismatica: Cotton works tokens

Other: 20 badges; 6 money boxes

Specific strengths: Roman coins, modern money and British medals.

 

Library: A small collection of books.

 

 

Databases

 

Database used: Access/Catalist

 

Proportion of collection on database: N/A

 

How much detail in database entries? Basic information.

 

Are images incorporated? No.

 

Is the database accessible to the public? No.

 

Is the database publicly accessible online? What is the URL if so? No.

 

 

Display

 

Are there permanent numismatic displays? Yes.

 

Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays? N/A

 

Is there a facility for temporary exhibitions? Yes.

 

Have there been numismatic exhibitions in the past? If so, what? No.

 

 

Access to the collection

 

Is there a study facility? Yes, access is by appointment only.

 

Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? Yes, magnifying glasses can be provided if requested.

 

 

Public engagement with numismatic collection

 

Is there a handling collection? No.

 

Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? No.

 

Do numismatic collections feature in gallery talks, lectures? No.

 

Are there other engagement activities based around numismatic collections? No.

 

 

ID and public enquiries

 

Does the museum offer a service for identifying objects and other public enquiries? Yes.

 

 

Curatorial knowledge

 

Is there any numismatic expertise in-house? If so, who, and in what areas? No.

 

Is there access to external expertise? If so, who and in what areas? No.

 

If there is expertise in-house, is there a willingness/capacity to share that with other museums? N/A

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