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Segedunum Roman Fort

Buddle Street

Wallsend

NE28 6HR

 

tel: +44 (0)191 278 4217

 

website: segedunumromanfort.org.uk

 

email: alex.croom@twmuseums.org.uk

 

 

Contact details: Alex Croom

 

Date of visit: 26 June 2017

 

Nature and extent of collection

 

470 pieces. We are a site museum and collect material from site excavations.

 

 

All numbers below are estimated

 

Roman coins: 440

British coins: 13

British tokens: 4

Modern and paper money: 17

Paranumismatica: Over 100 counters of bone, stone, pottery and glass.

 

Specific strengths: Roman coins

 

Library: N/A

 

 

Databases

 

Database used: Emu

 

Proportion of collection on database: 25%

 

How much detail in database entries? Full ID information.

 

Are images incorporated? Yes, but fewer than 1% of records include images.

 

Is the database accessible to the public? Yes.

 

Is the database publicly accessible online? Yes: segedunumromanfort.org.uk/collections

 

 

Display

 

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? Yes.

 

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

 

 

Public engagement with numismatic collection

 

Is there a handling collection? A handiling collection is currently in preparation.

 

Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? No, other than replicas.

 

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? For basic ID of Roman coins: Alex Croom.

 

Is there access to external expertise? If so, who and in what areas? Yes, paid consultant Richard Brickstock provides help with excavated coins, Roman to modern.

 

If there is expertise in-house, is there a willingness/capacity to share that with other museums? When time allows we can provide small-scale help for Roman coin idenitification.