Segedunum Roman Fort

Buddle Street


NE28 6HR


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


Library: N/A





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:





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.