Heberden Coin Room

Roman hoard from Chalgrove (HCR 6365)

Roman hoard from Chalgrove (HCR 6365)


As the largest collection in Britain after the British Museum, the Heberden Coin Room plays a vital role in making coins and medals accessible to the general public. With the wealth of material in the collection and experts covering most areas of coinage, the Coin Room acts as a focal point, drawing in scholars, collectors, educational groups, and school parties interested in learning about coins. The Coin Room also serves as a regional centre for coin identification.

Young Money

Young Money

Visiting the Coin Room

To make an appointment please contact our Departmental Administrator:

Roz Britton-Strong,
Heberden Coin Room
Ashmolean Museum
OX1 2PH.


Please follow the link for further information for visitors.


Hands-On: regular gallery-based coin handling activity for the general public.


Photographs of objects in the collection may be ordered for a fee through the Picture Library.

Coin identification service

Coin identification service

Coin Identification Service

1) Ashmolean Museum Identification Service

2) Self-help

Online guide are available to help you to identify your own coins:


Anyone seeking advice on valuations, or on buying and selling coins, medals or bank notes, should consult a dealer or auctioneer. Names of dealers and auctioneers can be obtained from the Business Telephone Directory, or from:

The British Numismatic Trade Association
PO Box 2
East Sussex
TN31 7SB


International Association of Professional Numismatists
c/o Löwenstrasse 65
CH 8001 Zurich Switzerland