HMRC Donate Roman Coins

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Dave The Slave
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While looking at PAS opening page, reading about some Roman coins, 3 to be precise, noticed this little detail.
Subsequent action after recording: Donated to Museum after HMRC confiscation.

https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... id/1019228
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... id/1019229
https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... id/1019226

Wonder what the back story to these are ?
How much did the HMRC think they were initially worth before finding out, not a lot.
All theories welcome.
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:lol:

To be fair, if someone's been a convicted naughty person regarding their tax affairs HMRC will grab hold of anything they think might be of value to flog off. They don't have numismatists within their ranks (that I know of) so may have seen a few Roman grots as likely candidates.

So, which museum can I visit to see these star attractions in? :D
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Interesting.

If you search the PAS database for "HMRC" you will find that there are 7 items that were donated by the HMRC to museums (2 to Norwich Castle Museum, the others not stated) after being confiscated. But IMHO none of them were exactly stunning.

Where HMRC are justified in confistcating a "historic" item I would much rather see it recorded and then given to a museum, rather than sold (often for a very small sum) for the HMRC coffers.

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Dave The Slave wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:24 pm
Wonder what the back story to these are ?
How much did the HMRC think they were initially worth before finding out, not a lot.
All theories welcome.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
Dave.
May have been part of a collection and all the others were worth a lot. Then they said "what do we do with these?"
Wouldn't surprise me if they seized a whole load of stuff, got it valued and just gave away the cheap stuff.
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Saffron wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:15 pm Interesting.

If you search the PAS database for "HMRC" you will find that there are 7 items that were donated by the HMRC to museums (2 to Norwich Castle Museum, the others not stated) after being confiscated. But IMHO none of them were exactly stunning.

Where HMRC are justified in confistcating a "historic" item I would much rather see it recorded and then given to a museum, rather than sold (often for a very small sum) for the HMRC coffers.

Evan
Roman coins photo attributed to Derby Museums Trust.
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