Philippa Walton Utrecht Icomon lecture

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Philippa Walton Utrecht Icomon lecture

  1. 1. Realising the potential of the Roman coin data collected by the Portable Antiquities Scheme Philippa Walton Institute of Archaeology, UCL & the British Museum
  2. 2. The PAS dataset 58284 Roman coins on database (March 2008)
  3. 3. Research background Richard Reece’s ‘ 140 sites in Britain’ (1991) Excavated urban, military, temple and villa sites with southern bias
  4. 4. The national picture using the PAS 2850 parishes with Roman coins Parish with fewer than 20 Reeced coins Parish with more than 20 Reeced coins
  5. 5. PAS and comparative sites with more than 20 coins Comparative sites PAS sites 469 essentially rural ‘sites’ discovered through metal detecting 360 comparative sites
  6. 6. Regional analysis - Lincolnshire
  7. 7. Lincolnshire data <ul><li>11 comparative sites (Total: 2882 coins) </li></ul><ul><li>26 PAS parishes with more than 20 coins, including sites like Osbournby (Total: 2537 coins) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Site analysis - Piercebridge One of 73 sites with more than 100 datable coins

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