Reece periods

For initial analysis of coins we use Reece periods, named after the pre-eminent Romano-British numismatist, Richard Reece. He divided the Roman period in 21 periods (Sam Moorhead has added two more) for the purpose of comparing different sites. You can find out which rulers fall into different periods and search the database accordingly. Obviously, to carry out effective analysis by Reece period, we need to record ALL the coins from a site.

A list of Reece Periods and quantity of records
Reece period Number of records
Reece period 1 3101
Reece period 2 963
Reece period 3 808
Reece period 4 4586
Reece period 5 3505
Reece period 6 3360
Reece period 7 5102
Reece period 8 2934
Reece period 9 1309
Reece period 10 4720
Reece period 11 1593
Reece period 12 3052
Reece period 13 31905
Reece period 14 22577
Reece period 15 12113
Reece period 16 16001
Reece period 17 39799
Reece period 18 13503
Reece period 19 23241
Reece period 20 2224
Reece period 21 8762
Reece period 22 37
Reece period 23 337
Reece period 24 2597

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