On Wednesday 17 February 2016 Richard Abdy will give a talk on coin finds and how money was supplied and used on a daily basis on the frontiers of the Roman world. Talks will be followed by handling sessions and discussions with the speaker in the University Museum. This is a FREE event but please book your place in advance at the Box Office on 0115 846 7777.
Spanning from the Forth to the Clyde estuaries, the Antonine Wall lasted less than two decades of the mid-second century AD; within a Roman soldier’s period of active service. Roman Britain’s other wall has left a more modest impact on the landscape than Hadrian’s more southerly frontier, but its short-lived nature has left archaeology a clear snapshot of military life on the edge of empire. Richard Abdy has studied the coin finds of the wall: in the context of the other forms of evidence for the monument’s construction and operation they gain insight to how money was supplied and used on a daily basis in frontier forts.
Richard Abdy is Curator of Roman Coins, Coins and Medals Department, British Museum