LASERS, HOARDING AND ROMAN GOLD COINAGE

FREE DISPLAY

Laser Ablation of Roman Gold Coins

The Museum is currently closed. We will publish our reopening date as soon as it is known.

When the Museum reopens, this exhibition is scheduled to be open until March 2021 (exact date to be confirmed).

Gallery 7

Free Admission

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.