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East Riding of Yorkshire Museum Service

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Museums Service

The Treasury House

Champney Road


HU17 8HE


tel: +44 (0)1482 392771




email: [email protected]



Contact details: David Marchant


Date of visit: 11 November 2013


Nature and extent of collection


2500 pieces. ERYMS collects from within the current political boundaries of East Riding of Yorkshire Council.



All numbers below are estimated


Greek coins: Fewer than 10

Iron Age coins: 48

Roman coins: around 300

British coins: 10 Early Medieval (410-1066) electrotypes

around 1000 Medieval (1066-1485)

around 500 (including Post-Medieval) Modern (1660-present)

European coins: Fewer than 50

British tokens: 200

Military medals: 200

Commemorative medals: 100

Paper Money: 15

Specific strengths: Hoards, particularly Medieval and a large Iron Age hoard.


Library: Around fifteen volumes of general composition.





Database used: MIMSY XG


Proportion of collection on database: 99%


How much detail in database entries? This is variable; descriptions in most but references only in some records.


Are images incorporated? Yes, around 20% of records include images.


Is the database accessible to the public? Yes.


Is the database publicly accessible online? What is the URL if so? Yes:





Are there permanent numismatic displays? No.


Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays? Yes.


Is there a facility for temporary exhibitions? Yes.


Have there been numismatic exhibitions in the past? If so, what? Yes, but single display cases of numismatic material within larger exhibitions.



Access to the collection


Is there a study facility? Yes, by appointment.


Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? Yes, with prior notice.



Public engagement with numismatic collection


Is there a handling collection? Yes, particularly for use with school groups.


Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? Yes, during in-house education sessions and in schools.


Do numismatic collections feature in gallery talks, lectures? Yes, lectures have been delivered and a numismatic booklet produced.


Are there other engagement activities based around numismatic collections? Yes, we occasionally run coin-striking workshops.



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? Yes, David Marchant (who has expertise in Roman coinage and medals) has provided training sessions and talks.


Is there access to external expertise? If so, who and in what areas? Yes, we have connections with PAS and Curator of Numismatics in York.


If there is expertise in-house, is there a willingness/capacity to share that with other museums? Yes, but this would depend upon time and subject area.

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