Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery





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Contact details: Glenys Wass


Date of visit: 28 January 2014


Nature and extent of collection


6,000 pieces. A mixed collection of material from archaeological coins to modern day objects. The collection is in the process of being fully documented and counted and features ancient coins, trade tokens and coronation medals.



All numbers below are estimated


Greek coins: A large collection, numbers unknown

Iron Age coins: 2

Roman coins: A large collection, numbers unknown

British coins: Numbers unknown

British tokens: A large collection of British trade tokens and theatre passes etc

Modern and paper money: Around 20 banknotes

Medals (commemorative or military): Aroind 1000 including service medals, commemorative, school and coronation medals

Specific strengths: Greek and Roman coinage; British trade tokens.


Library: A small collection of books.





Database used: Micromussee


Proportion of collection on database: 0%


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? Yes, our archaeological gallery has a coin case.


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? Not recently.



Access to the collection


Is there a study facility? Yes.


Is equipment (balances, magnifying glasses, etc.) provided? N/A



Public engagement with numismatic collection


Is there a handling collection? No.


Are numismatic collections used in Education sessions? No.


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? We offer a limited service, yes.



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? Yes, our local Finds Liaison Officer.


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