Have Dies – Will Travel, Paul Withers

In late December of 2022 Paul Withers received an e-mail from Dr Jörn Schuster, FSA MCIfA, a Consultant Archaeologist and Finds Specialist, asking for help on a coin-weight discovered during the excavations carried out for the extension of the Dorset Museum in Dorchester. This article tells the story of that weight. The shape of a coin-weight is important, sometimes revealing its origins. This recent find from Dorchester shows connections between weights made in France, the Netherlands and Britain, or made in one place and exported to the others.

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