MONEY & MEDALS
tel: +44 (0)191 278 4217
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
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
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.
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.