The romans helped to develop British coinage in the years before the conquest through their trade with tribes in southern Britain and once roman rule was established, coins were used widely across Britain. Curator David Thorold takes a look at some of the coins from the collection found at Verulamium that demonstrate how coins were used as a medium of exchange, method of taxation, means of propaganda and a source of news. We will look at the different types of coin that circulated in Verulamium and their uses within the City and region. We will look at a range of the different Emperors who appear on the coins and consider what they and the messages they portrayed on the coins might have meant to the population of Verulamium.
This event will take place via zoom.