Tudor Road

Manor Park





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Contact details: Lynn Smith


Date of visit: 17 July 2013


Nature and extent of collection


29 pieces. The Norton Priory Museum Trust was established to care for the excavated extensive collection of excavated finds and associated ruins of the medieval monastic settlement and later post medieval house and estate.



All numbers below are estimated


British coins:

Approx. 25% of a Silver short cross penny – badly damaged

Silver short cross penny of John (info from paper archive)

Silver long cross penny of Edward I 1272 – 1307.

Silver long cross penny from Canterbury Mint. Either Edward I or Edward II 1302-10 or 1307-20.

Silver half penny Edward III 1344-51.

Silver long cross penny Prob Edward I York mint 1471-83.

Silver threepence Elizabeth I very worn.

Silver penny Charles I. too worn to identify further.


European coins:

Copper-alloy German pfennig piece. Unworn 1901.


Modern coins:

Copper-alloy penny George II Irish 1752.

Copper alloy farthing? Very poor condition poss George II.

Copper-alloy halfpenny, George III. Very badly worn.

Copper alloy halfpenny Victoria.

Copper-alloy halfpenny George VI.



3 jettons.

12 Lead discs some from graves, some with inscriptions. Various diameters, some perforated.

Specific strengths: Medieval and modern British coins; archaeological finds from the Norton Priory site.


Library: N/A





Database used: MODES


Proportion of collection on database: None of the coins are yet on the database.


How much detail in database entries? N/A


Are images incorporated? N/A


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? No.


Is numismatic material incorporated into more general displays? Yes.


Is there a facility for temporary exhibitions? No.


Have there been numismatic exhibitions in the past? If so, what? No.



Access to the collection


Is there a study facility? Yes, at our temporary off-site store.


Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? No.



Public engagement with numismatic collection


Is there a handling collection? No.


Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? Not specifically.


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? No.



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? N/A


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

Norton Priory
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