Sir John Evans Centenary Project - image background is marbled paper from one of John Evans's books John Evans Numismatic Society Medal 1899

Other Collections

Evans home made flint tools
John Evans experimented with flint and made these tools. He made 'a pretty good flint axe' on his 36th birthday in 1859. (Time and Chance)

John Evans's collection was wide ranging and he included a variety of other objects, such as eighteenth-century posy-rings (published by Joan Evans), bank notes (now at the Bodlean Library); art works, ethnographic objects (Pitt Rivers Museum and objects now in the Pitt Rivers Museum) and experimental material he made himself.

gold posy ring
Gold posy ring (AN1933.1581)

The collection of posy rings (love tokens) was given to the Ashmolean Museum by Joan Evans (AN1933.1576 - AN1933.1611). We believe this was the collection she inherited from her father John. The ring photographed is engraved inside with 'as God decreed so wee agreed'.

awaiting photograph which the Heberden coin room intend to take later this year

Awaiting information regarding the paper money held at the Bodlein Library

Further References / Links

Joan Evans, Time and Chance: The Story of Arthur Evans and His Forebears (1943)

John Evans, Posy Rings, A Friday evening discourse at the Royal Institution of Great Britain ( London , 1892)

Joan Evans, English Posies and Posy-rings (1931)