Coins from the Duke of Northumberland's collection

Made:
350 BCE-300 CE in Epirus, Syria, Antioch, Alexandria, Rome, Egypt, Greece and Macedonia

Coins from the Duke of Northumberland's collection, made of brass

Coins from the Duke of Northumberland's collection. These are now part of the important Percy Collection. John Percy FRS (1817-1889) collected a vast number of metallurgical specimens which he used for his lectures and publications. Early coins were stamped with various gods and emperors to mark their authenticity.These coins are evidence of the early use of brass.

Details

Category:
Metallurgy
Object Number:
1889-164/1131
type:
coins
credit:
John Percy Collection

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