CIfA is inviting feedback on a newly developed toolkit focused on the reliable and consistent reporting of Roman coins. Development of the toolkit was approved by the CIfA Finds group (FSIG) with the aim being to produce a resource that follows on from the Toolkit for specialist reporting and sets out guidance for the archaeological sector to ensure the reliable and consistent reporting and analysis of excavated assemblages of Roman coins.
The project is being managed by CIfA, alongside Dr Peter Guest (https://vianovaarchaeology.com/) who has been commissioned to compile the specialist content, and is supported by a project working party made up of representatives from Historic England, and the CIfA Finds Group committee (FSIG), in addition to an advisory group made up of specialists from across the historic environment sector, including expert numismatists and archaeologists from museums, universities and the commercial sector.
Toolkit drafts have been developed in consultation with the project working party and advisory group, in addition to being presented at the FSIG AGM in 2021 and at the recent CIfA conference in Bath.
Consultation documentation and questions to consider
The following four consultation documents are attached
- Introduction sections (.doc file)
- Toolkit sections (.doc file)
Lines between sections in the these two toolkit word files indicate how the text will be presented in separate pages when it's published on the CIfA website.
- Roman Coin Identification Template and associated lists (.xlsx file)
The Roman Coin Identification Template file has 5 tabs - the first is the template itself, while the other four are lists that will become dropdown lists
- British Mean values (.xlsx file)
Please consider these questions when submitting your feedback
- does the toolkit for Finds reporting: Roman coinage contain the necessary resources to ensure a) the standardised identification and quantification of archaeologically recovered Roman coins (site finds) and, b) the reliable and consistent reporting of Roman coins?
- do you think this toolkit will be easy to use?
- is the guidance presented clearly and logically?
- is anything missing from the toolkit?
- is there anything you think is not required in the toolkit?
- as an online resource, would you refer to the toolkit as part of your current and future practice?
- CIfA and Historic England are considering toolkit(s) for other types of archaeological finds. Do you think that the purpose and format of the toolkit could be used / adapted as models for other finds specific toolkits?
The deadline for responses is Friday 27 May 2022. Please email your feedback directly to Jen Parker Wooding.
The project team look forward to receiving your comments and feedback for review and to help finalise the Toolkit.