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tel: +44 (0)141 330 4221




email: hunterian-enquiries @

The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery

Contact details: Dr Donal Bateson

Tel: +44 (0)161 275 2634

Email: John.Bateson @


Date of visit: 30 October 2012


Nature and extent of collection


All numbers below are estimated


Greek coins: Yes

Roman (including provincial) coins: Yes

Byzantine  coins: Yes

British coins: Yes

British tokens: Yes

European coins: Yes

Asian coins: Yes

Middle Eastern coins: Yes

African coins: Yes

American (USA and South America) coins: Yes

Medals: Yes




Specific strengths:



Database used:


Proportion of collection on database:


How much detail in database entries?


Are images incorporated?


Is the database accessible to the public?


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





Are there permanent numismatic displays?


Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays?


Is there a facility for temporary exhibitions?


Have there been numismatic exhibitions in the past? If so, what?



Access to the collection

Is there a study facility?


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



Public engagement with numismatic collection


Is there a handling collection?


Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions?


Do numismatic collections feature in gallery talks, lectures?


Are there other engagement activities based around numismatic collections?



ID and public enquiries


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



Curatorial knowledge


Is there any numismatic expertise in-house. If so, who, and in what areas?

Donal Bateson –

Sally-Ann Coupar –

Is there access to external expertise? If so, who and in what areas?


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