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Department of Classics & Ancient History

University of Warwick




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email: [email protected]



Contact details: Dr Suzanne Frey-Kupper

Additional contacts: Prof Kevin Butcher, Dr Clare Rowan, Dr Stanley Ireland


Date of visit: 4 July 2013


Nature and extent of collection


45 pieces. Small teaching collection used to help students to gain coin identification skills.



All numbers below are estimated


Greek coins: 13

Iron Age coins: 4

Roman coins: 20

Roman provincial coins: 1

Byzantine coins: 3

British coins: 4




Specific strengths: Greek and Roman coinage.


Library: Around 400 volumes including monographs and journals.





Database used: N/A


Proportion of collection on database: N/A


How much detail in database entries? N/A


Are images incorporated? N/A


Is the database accessible to the public? N/A


Is the database publicly accessible online? N/A





Are there permanent numismatic displays? N/A


Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays? N/A


Is there a facility for temporary exhibitions? N/A


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



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? The coins form the Classics and Ancient History Department's study collection which we try to expand where possible.


Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? Yes. We teach coin identification skills to our students as part of some of the courses run by the Department of Classics and Ancient History.


Do numismatic collections feature in gallery talks, lectures? Yes.


Are there other engagement activities based around numismatic collections? N/A



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? Yes. Four lecturers (see above) in the department have specialist expertise in numismatics.


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? Yes.

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