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Historic Environment Scotland

Longmore House

Salisbury Place




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Contact details: Hugh Morrison, Danielle Dray, Chiara Montani


Date of visit: 5 december 2018


Nature and extent of collection


451 pieces. Collections related to properties in care, which increase understanding of properties' history and function.



All numbers below are estimated


British coins: 295

British tokens: 90

European coins: 20

American coins: 1

Modern money: 1

Medals (commemorative or military): 33

Other: 48

Specific strengths: Early modern coins, Communion Tokens.


Library: Small collection of numismatic volumes.





Database used: Vernon CMS


Proportion of collection on database: N/A


How much detail in database entries? This varies - some records contain basic information, others are very detailed.


Are images incorporated? Yes, around 50% of records feature images.


Is the database accessible to the public? No.


Is the database publicly accessible online? 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? N/A



Access to the collection


Is there a study facility? No.


Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? N/A



Public engagement with numismatic collection


Is there a handling collection? Yes.


Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? Yes.


Do numismatic collections feature in gallery talks, lectures? N/A


Are there other engagement activities based around numismatic collections? N/A



ID and public enquiries


Does the museum offer a service for identifying objects and other public enquiries? N/A



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? Yes, we have made contact with the Royal Mint Museum.


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