• Coins, Roman

A History of Roman Coinage in Britain

Illustrated by Finds Recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme
Author: Sam Moorhead,Greg Payne,Portable Antiquities Scheme (Great Britain)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781897738542
Category: Coins, Roman
Page: 219
View: 3596

    • History

Early Medieval Monetary History

Studies in Memory of Mark Blackburn
Author: Martin Allen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351942522
Category: History
Page: 688
View: 8745
Mark Blackburn was one of the leading scholars of the numismatics and monetary history of the British Isles and Scandinavia during the early medieval period. He published more than 200 books and articles on the subject, and was instrumental in building bridges between numismatics and associated disciplines, in fostering international communication and cooperation, and in establishing initiatives to record new coin finds. This memorial volume of essays commemorates Mark Blackburn’s considerable achievement and impact on the field, builds on his research and evaluates a vibrant period in the study of early medieval monetary history. Containing a broad range of high-quality research from both established figures and younger scholars, the essays in this volume maintain a tight focus on Europe in the early Middle Ages (6th-12th centuries), reflecting Mark’s primary research interests. In geographical terms the scope of the volume stretches from Spain to the Baltic, with a concentration of papers on the British Isles. As well as a fitting tribute to remarkable scholar, the essays in this collection constitute a major body of research which will be of long-term value to anyone with an interest in the history of early medieval Europe.

    • Coins, Roman

Identifying Roman Coins

A Practical Guide to the Identification of Site Finds in Britain
Author: Richard Reece,Simon James
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781902040400
Category: Coins, Roman
Page: 60
View: 5123

    • History

The Romans Who Shaped Britain


Author: Sam Moorhead,David Stuttard
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500773475
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 2749
A biographical history of the Romans who conquered and dominated Britain, based on the latest archaeological evidence and original source material. Here are the stories of the people who built and ruled Roman Britain, from the eagle-bearer who leaped off Caesar’s ship into the waves at Walmer in 55BC to the last cavalry units to withdraw from the island under their dragon standards in the early fifth century AD. Through the lives of its generals and governors, this book explores the narrative of Britannia as an integral and often troublesome part of Rome’s empire, a hard-won province whose mineral wealth and agricultural prosperity made it crucial to the stability of the West. But Britannia did not exist in a vacuum, and the authors set it in an international context to give a vivid account of the pressures and events that had a profound impact on its people and its history. The authors discuss the lives and actions of the Roman occupiers against the backdrop of an evolving landscape, where Iron Age shrines were replaced by marble temples and industrial-scale factories and granaries sprang up across the countryside.

    • Excavations (Archaeology)

50 Finds from Oxfordshire

Objects from the Portable Antiquities Scheme
Author: Anni Byard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781445670744
Category: Excavations (Archaeology)
Page: 96
View: 5759
Every year the general public find thousands of ancient objects and coins, many of which are recorded with the British Museum's Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS). Since coming to Oxfordshire in 2004, the Scheme has recorded over 30,000 artefacts, from ancient hand axes and Roman coins to Saxon jewellery and Civil War cannonballs. Hoards of ancient gold coins may easily capture the imagination, but there are other objects that our ancestors left behind that are just as informative, if not more valuable, and which provide us with a glimpse into human life over the past 450,000 years.Oxfordshire has a very long and rich archaeological heritage. Attracting settlement and commerce for millennia, the county boasts some of the earliest human artefacts from the Upper Thames Valley, large Roman villas and military encampments, early Christian religious institutions, a medieval university and Civil War battlefields. In between this grandeur is the story of everyday life, evidenced by the objects left behind only to be discovered hundreds if not thousands of years later.Covering all periods of human history and every corner of the county, 50 Finds from Oxfordshire highlights some of the best archaeological artefacts found by ordinary members of the public and recorded with the Scheme.

    • Antiques & Collectibles

Iron Age and Roman Coin Hoards in Britain


Author: Roger Bland,Adrian Chadwick,David Mattingley,Colin Haselgrove
Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited
ISBN: 9781785708558
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 496
View: 9999
More coin hoards have been recorded from Roman Britain than from any other province of the Empire. This comprehensive and lavishly illustrated volume provides a survey of over 3260 hoards of Iron Age and Roman coins found in England and Wales with a detailed analysis and discussion.Theories of hoarding and deposition and examined, national and regional patterns in the landscape settings of coin hoards presented, together with an analysis of those hoards whose findspots were surveyed and of those hoards found in archaeological excavations. It also includes an unprecedented examination of the containers in which coin hoards were buried and the objects found with them. The patterns of hoarding in Britain from the late 2nd century BC to the 5th century AD are discussed. The volume also provides a survey of Britain in the 3rd century AD, as a peak of over 700 hoards are known from the period from AD 253-296. This has been a particular focus of the project which has been a collaborative research project between the University of Leicester and the British Museum funded by the AHRC. The aim has been to understand the reasons behind the burial and non-recovery of these finds. A comprehensive online database (https://finds.org.uk/database) underpins the project, which also undertook a comprehensive GIS analysis of all the hoards and field surveys of a sample of them.

    • History

The Romans Who Shaped Britain


Author: Sam Moorhead,David Stuttard
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
ISBN: 0500773475
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 5877
A biographical history of the Romans who conquered and dominated Britain, based on the latest archaeological evidence and original source material. Here are the stories of the people who built and ruled Roman Britain, from the eagle-bearer who leaped off Caesar’s ship into the waves at Walmer in 55BC to the last cavalry units to withdraw from the island under their dragon standards in the early fifth century AD. Through the lives of its generals and governors, this book explores the narrative of Britannia as an integral and often troublesome part of Rome’s empire, a hard-won province whose mineral wealth and agricultural prosperity made it crucial to the stability of the West. But Britannia did not exist in a vacuum, and the authors set it in an international context to give a vivid account of the pressures and events that had a profound impact on its people and its history. The authors discuss the lives and actions of the Roman occupiers against the backdrop of an evolving landscape, where Iron Age shrines were replaced by marble temples and industrial-scale factories and granaries sprang up across the countryside.

    • History

The Portable Antiquities Scheme and Roman Britain


Author: Tom Brindle
Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780861591961
Category: History
Page: 146
View: 455
The Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) is a project run by the British Museum which encourages the voluntary reporting of archaeological artefacts discovered by members of the public in England and Wales, particularly metal detector users. Finds are recorded onto a database (available at www.finds.org.uk), and this resource now holds records for over 800,000 archaeological objects, a figure which increases on a daily basis. Since its establishment in 1997, it has become a key resource for archaeological researchers. Around 40 per cent of the artefacts recorded on the database are of Roman date, and the principal aim of this book is to assess the contribution that this resource can make to our understanding of Roman Britain. Bringing together vast quantities of seemingly random finds scattered across the English and Welsh countryside, Tom Brindle brings order to this data by showing how it can be used to indicate the presence of 240 previously unknown Roman sites. These sites are presented within a series of regional case studies which discuss important new sites as well as statistics that contribute significantly to the understanding of the density of settlement in rural Roman Britain.

    • Antiques & Collectibles

The Roman imperial coinage


Author: Carol Humphrey Vivian Sutherland,Harold Mattingly,Robert Andrew Glendinning Carson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: N.A
View: 4815

    • Photography

50 Finds From Lincolnshire

Objects from the Portable Antiquities Scheme
Author: Adam Daubney
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445658127
Category: Photography
Page: 96
View: 757
Explores 50 of Lincolnshire's most fascinating finds.

    • Photography

50 Finds From Yorkshire

Objects From the Portable Antiquities Scheme
Author: Amy Downes,Rebecca Griffiths
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445661470
Category: Photography
Page: 96
View: 1471
Explore fifty of Yorkshire's most fascinating finds.

    • Architecture

The Builder


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: N.A
View: 9237

    • History

AD410

The Year that Shook Rome
Author: Sam Moorhead,David Stuttard
Publisher: Getty Publications
ISBN: 9781606060247
Category: History
Page: 184
View: 7291
Engaging account of the Barbarian sack of Rome.

    • Photography

50 Finds From Hampshire

Objects from the Portable Antiquities Scheme
Author: Katie Hinds
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445662353
Category: Photography
Page: 96
View: 1347
Katie Hinds explores some of Hampshire's most fascinating finds.



    • Antiquities

Minerva


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Antiquities
Page: N.A
View: 3933

    • History

The Frome Hoard


Author: Sam Moorhead,Anna Booth,Roger Bland
Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780714123349
Category: History
Page: 48
View: 5491
The story of the burial, discovery, excavation and significance of the Frome Hoard, one of the largest hoards of Roman coins ever found in Britain.


    • Coin hoards

Roman Coins from North-West England

Second Supplement
Author: David Colin Arthur Shotter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781862201002
Category: Coin hoards
Page: 255
View: 3444