British Museum and the University of Leicester seek to unearth the truth about Roman coin hoards

Posted by de57 at Feb 26, 2013 11:52 AM |
The British Museum and the University of Leicester announce £645K to study Roman hoards found in Britain

The Arts and Humanities Research Council has awarded the British Museum, working in collaboration with the University of Leicester, a £645K grant for a 3-year project on coin hoarding in Roman Britain.

The project, entitled "Crisis or continuity? The deposition of metalwork in the Roman world: what do coin hoards tell us about Roman Britain in the 3rd century AD?", will bring together the expertise of the British Museum and the academic strengths of the University of Leicester.

Professors Colin Haselgrove and David Mattingly, leading experts from the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester, will be collaborating with the British Museum on the project to provide a comprehensive study of coin hoarding in Britain in the 3rd Century AD.

You can read more about this project here