An archaeologist’s blog commenting on various aspects of the private collecting and trade in archaeological artefacts today and their effect on the archaeological record.
Saturday, 30 June 2012
What would a US Coin Dealer Import Without an Export Licence?
In a comment on his blog, I asked Washington ancient coin collector Peter Tompa what he thought about two of the coins depicted (at 44 seconds) by the BBC video of the 2012 Jersey Hoard as being part of the hoard.
They are Roman Republican issues. It suggests again that Roman
coins circulated outside Roman lands, i.e., you can't assume as the US
State Department erroneously does that a coin will be found where it is
British archaeologist living and working in Warsaw Poland. Since the early 1990s a primary interest has been research on artefact hunting and collecting and the market in portable antiquities in the international context.