Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Ugthorpe hoard

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!

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