What on Earth....? Just what are we seeing here?
Amelia Dowler I think looking at this, one might be inclined to agree with the coineys that some museums really have no idea about handling ancient coins. And this is the British Museum? Shocking. Let us talk about alloy recrystallisation and grain boundary corrosion. And how do they get the coins off the backing board they've nailed it to? A little hacksaw? Send them back to Sicily if you are going to treat other people's cultural property like that. For goodness' sake!
@amelia_dowler More #coins are being installed this week @britishmuseum #SicilyExhibition - here coins from Syracuse being pinned