Continuing the commentary on what the PAS shared with the BM information officer and us as a result of my FOI request:
Topic E: Isle of Wight coins
an email from me 18th December 2013 to Sam Moorhead... his reply however is for some reason not attached, which is rather sad as this was one of the few times in 2013 when I was actually sent any real information instead of evasions by the PAS. Perhaps the British Museum does not want to show that their employees sometimes are able to answer civilly a question posed by a member of the public. It rather shows up the numerous times they simply bin requests for information unanswered. Note that elsewhere in the same collection of documents SM declares he has a no-answer policy as far as I am concerned, perhaps he did not look too closely at who was asking the question and just treated me like he would any other interested member of the public.
On the archaeological side, there seem to me to be problems with this group of coins, and it is a shame that there is not more public discussion of what goes into the PAS 'database'.