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Tasha Fullbrook

Tasha Fullbrook

Areas of interest

  • Roman material culture
  • The archaeology of Roman Britain
  • Roman numismatics
  • Archaeological research using material recorded through metal-detecting
  • Roman brooches

Research projects

Radiates in context: chemical and archaeological analysis of the “Barbarous Radiates” coinage phenomenon in Roman Britain

In the AD 270s and 280s, huge numbers of imitations of copper-alloy radiates, usually referred to as ‘barbarous radiates’, were struck in Britain. Whilst they are almost ubiquitous finds on excavations throughout the province, they have not been the focus of much research. This project therefore aims to redress the balance. Using an interdisciplinary approach which combines numismatic, archaeological and metallurgical analyses, it will explore the production and use of these imitations and attempt to place them within the context of late 3rd century Britain.

My project is part of the UKRI-funded project led by Peter Bray, Roman and Early Medieval Alloys Defined (REMADE)


Dr Peter Bray (University of Reading)

Dr Philippa Walton (University of Reading)


I hold a BA in History from Royal Holloway University of London and an MA in Classical Art and Archaeology from the Kings College London. My MA dissertation focused on Roman housing and social status in Winchester. I have two years of experience working with archaeological artefacts as a Finds Liaison Officer with the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS). Through this role I developed a particular interest in Roman metal artefacts, particularly Roman numismatics.


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