Tin and Lead

This is the another in our series of posts on metal-working written by Dr. Kevin Leahy, PAS National Finds Adviser. The articles were first published in The Searcher magazine and are reproduced here with kind permission from Harry Bain, editor for The Searcher. 1: A lead Papal bulla issued by antipope John XXIII (1410-1415). A …more

Stay At Home Activities: Roman Coins

There is more to a Roman coin than first meets the eye! As well as being used to buy things, coins were an important publicity tool for theemperor. They showed people what the emperor looked like and often celebrated important victories or other achievements. Below you can see what emperor Hadrian (AD117-138) chose to put …more