Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Today I have been to a brilliant talk at the museum by Roger Dalladay. He talked about the Ugthorpe hoard; a collection of coins found some time ago and eventually acquired by the museum. He began by explaining a bit about the Roman monetary system. He then showed pictures of the coins together with pictures of statue heads of the Emperors and explained the imagery in a really clear and entertaining way, putting all the Roman Emperors into context. It was a thoroughly enjoyable talk and I will have to have a closer look at some of those coins now!