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Rethinking the Coinage of Roman Britain
Barry Crump, Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of York

Rethinking the Coinage of Roman BritainCourtesy of Barry Crump


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We can discover a great deal about the past from coins, but within archaeology they have been marginalised, underused, and often misunderstood. Barry Crump has attempted to rethink Roman coinage and coin use, not just through archaeology and history, but also by applying ideas and methods from literary theory, linguistics and philosophy. This has involved an exploration of the relationship between coinage and identity, and the development of new perspectives focusing on the coin user and coin use (including the underlying systems and structures of coin use, and the conscious experience and materiality of coin use). In this lively and engaging talk, Barry will explain the background to his research - the wider aspects of Roman Britain, coinage, and Romanisation - before presenting his ideas, data, and discoveries.

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