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Single Finds Versus Hoards

(2020)


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Roger Bland, President, Royal Numismatic Society, discusses coin finds and assesses what kinds of information can we gain from them.

The study of numismatics in recent years has been dominated by the study of coin finds and these are normally divided into hoards and single (or stray) finds. The two categories have often been studied in isolation from each other. This paper will look at the blurring at the edges of these two categories and will consider the different sorts of information that can be gained from them, drawing on the work of a recent research project on Iron Age and Roman coin hoards from Britain and the database of the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

Video adapted from Festival of Coins, a virtual event hosted by All About Coins (UK), September 18 - October 16, 2020.

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