LASERS, HOARDING AND ROMAN GOLD COINAGE

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Laser Ablation of Roman Gold Coins

Now open until March 2021 (end date to be confirmed)

Gallery 7

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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.