The Board of Celtic Studies of the University of Wales invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the post of  Research Assistant, based at Cardiff University in the School of History and Archaeology, to work on a project entitled Iron Age and Roman Coins in Wales under the direction of Dr Peter Guest.

This is a fixed-term, one-year appointment based at a minimum salary of 18,265 per annum on the Research Grade 1B scale.  The date of commencement will be 1 September 2003 or soon thereafter.

Closing date:  18 July 2003

For an application form and further details please contact:

The Personnel and Training Officer (ref: FM), University of Wales, Registry, King Edward VII, Cathays Park, CARDIFF  CF10 3NS, ( (029) 2078 6234. E-mail: [log in to unmask]


Project Summary
A one-year study of the Iron Age and Roman coins discovered in Wales will be made. This will lead to the publication of a corpus of all Iron Age and Roman coins found as excavated or casual finds, as well as a summary of coin hoards from Wales. The project will contribute to understanding the supply and use of coinage during the later Prehistoric and Roman periods

Project Details

1.      To produce and publish a detailed corpus of all Iron Age and Roman coins found as excavated site-finds or casual finds (i.e. recovered by metal detector or field walking and reported through the Portable Antiquities Scheme), as well as a summary of coin hoards from Wales. The objectives of the project are as follows:

     to record the distribution of ancient coins from Wales
     to stimulate the exploration of spatial and chronological distributions of ancient coinage.
     to encourage the investigation of coin supply and use in Wales during the later Prehistoric and Roman periods.

2.      The research assistant will be involved in further research design, analysis and the preparation of a short monograph, with the strong support of the grant-holder. S/he will be responsible for collecting data used in the project. This will involve literature searches, museum visits and consultation of databases etc.

Jonathan Bateman
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Council for British Archaeology
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York  YO1 9WA
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