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The map displays the geo-located coins and mints of the British Museum's Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS). These coins have been found by members of the public in England and Wales and recorded by PAS staff after being declared voluntarily.
The coins are displayed on the map on the left, the mints where they originate to the right. The size of the mint circles is proportional to the number of associated coins recorded by the scheme, with a minimum size for mints with low numbers of coins so that the mint is still clickable.
View the coins for particular periods by clicking the buttons at the top, and drill down further by selecting Rulers from the drop-down.
Choose from the Map drop-down to explore various aspects of the coin histories.
The legend colours and values can be edited in a number of ways:
The maps only show the coins from PAS for which the find location is known. If you click through the numismatic periods you will see how the distribution of mints radically changes, reflecting the changing orbits and extents of political and cultural influence. Not all coins in the PAS database have known mints. Some find locations are protected and other coin find locations are unknown. These coins don't appear on the map.
The distribution of coins is biased by a number of factors:
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For more information contact Gavin Baily gavin[at]tracemedia.co.uk.