MONEY & MEDALS
3 East Street
tel: +44 (0)1797 226728
Contact details: Sarah Cooper (coins); Linden Thomas (curator) Jo Kirkham (chairman)
Date of visit: 2 April 2013
Nature and extent of collection
960 pieces. Artefacts from Rye and the surrounding area. The numismatic collection is mainly comprised of medals and hop tokens but also features ancient and modern coinage from around the world.
All numbers below are estimated
Roman coins: 24
British coins: 18 English; 1 Scottish
British tokens: 631
American coins: 2
Canadian coins: 1
Medals (commemorative or military): 182
Other: 52 badges
Specific strengths: Hop tokens
Database used: Modes Complete
Proportion of collection on database: Around 90%
How much detail in database entries? Each entry contains a lot of detail.
Are images incorporated? Very few records include images.
Is the database accessible to the public? No.
Is the database publicly accessible online? No.
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? No.
Access to the collection
Is there a study facility? Yes.
Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? Yes.
Public engagement with numismatic collection
Is there a handling collection? No.
Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? Not yet.
Do numismatic collections feature in gallery talks, lectures? Not currently but they will in the future.
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.
Is there any numismatic expertise in-house? If so, who, and in what areas? Yes, Sarah Cooper has some minimal expertise.
Is there access to external expertise? If so, who and in what areas? Yes.
If there is expertise in-house, is there a willingness/capacity to share that with other museums? N/A