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. To make an appointment please contact our administrator.
Further information to plan your visit, please see here.
Handle historical coins from different times and places, with the help of our volunteer team. Free, no booking necessary: see coin handling activity for the general public.
Photographs of objects in the collection may be ordered for a fee through the Picture Library. For the images already online, see the copyright page.
Coin identification service
A drop-in identification service for coins and archaeological objects runs in the Ashmolean Museum on the first Wednesday of every month from 12 – 3pm. Please see the Ashmolean Museum Identification Service or contact John Naylor. Online guide are available to help you to identify your own Roman or Medieval 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: