Lasers, Hoarding and Roman Gold Coinage | University of Oxford

Lasers, Hoarding and Roman Gold Coinage

Event date
2 Sep 2020 to 1 Mar 2021
Event time
10:00 - 17:00
Venue
Gallery 7: Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
Beaumont Street
Oxford
OX1 2PH
Event type
Exhibitions
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Free display, Gallery 7

Explore the results of recent research from the University of Oxford which used laser technology to determine the chemical ‘fingerprint’ of over 600 coins. As part of the Oxford Coin Hoards of the Roman Empire Project, this display shows changes in the gold sources exploited by the Ancient Romans and in hoarding behaviours, allowing fascinating insights into fundamental developments in the Roman economy.