Coin dealers' lobbyists and a "scholar dealer" are claiming on behalf of the 'professional' (sic) dealers' associations that these boxes (at Helmsley store) are mostly filled with coins
but who listens to such folk, who quite obviously have not the faintest idea what they are talking about? They do guided tours here, ignorant coineys would do worse than go on one and ask.
This archaeological store is right in the middle of an area where coins were in use from the centuries BC right up till now. Mr Tompa, with all your archaeological experience, would you say that coins are the most common historical artefact stored here? Are the artefacts stored here (pottery, food remains, building material, glass sherds, worked stone etc etc) of "cultural significance"?