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Rugby Art Gallery & Museum

Little Elborow Street


CV21 3BZ


tel: +44 (0)1788 533201




email: [email protected]



Contact details: Catherine Shanahan; Wendy M Farthing;

Nikki Grange; Victoria Gabbitas


Date of visit: 24 September 2013


Nature and extent of collection


296 pieces. Small but comprehensive numismatic collection that reflects the history of the local area and the museum's collecting policy.



All numbers below are estimated


Roman coins: 234

British coins: 12

British tokens: 2

Medals (commemorative or military): 34

Paranumismatica: 5 gaming tokens (Tripontium collection)

Other: 9

Specific strengths: Roman coinage.


Library: We have no numismatic publications in our library collection.





Database used: ADLIB


Proportion of collection on database: 66%


How much detail in database entries? Database entries contain limited detail.


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.





Are there permanent numismatic displays? Yes.


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? No.



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? 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, not directly.


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

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