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British Numismatic Society and The Royal Numismatic Society 2013 Summer Meeting

June 27, 2013 – The British Numismatic Society and The Royal Numismatic Society 2013 Summer Meeting ‘Coin Hoards and Treasure Finds’ will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 in the York Racehouse.

Programme

10.00 Assemble
10.15 Welcome by Dr Roger Bland (President, British Numismatic Society)
10.30 Dr Eleanor Ghey (Project Curator, Roman Coin Hoards, British Museum): Studying hoards in the 21st century: the appliance of science to recent finds
11.00 Dr Richard Abdy (Curator of Roman Coins, British Museum): The Bath hoard

11.30 Break

12.00 Dr Sam Moorhead (National Finds Adviser for Iron Age and Roman Coins, British Museum): The Frome hoard and Carausius – three years on
12.30 Dr Philippa Walton (National Finds Adviser for Iron Age and Roman Coins, British Museum): Ritual river or military highway? Interpreting the coin assemblage from the votive deposit at Piercebridge, county Durham

13.00 Break

Afternoon Session chaired by Prof. Nicholas Mayhew (President, Royal Numismatic Society)

14.15 Dr Martin Allen (Senior Assistant Keeper, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge): Coin hoards and wealth in medieval England and Wales, c. 973 to 1544
14.45 Edward Besly (Numismatist, National Museum Wales, Cardiff): Hoards and hoarding in the English Civil War
15.15 Dr Stephen Briggs: Better than metal detecting: numismatics from newsprint
15.45 Closing remarks by Prof. Nicholas Mayhew

The 2013 Summer Meeting is being hosted by the Yorkshire Numismatic Society. It is being held at the same venue as the York Stamp and Coin Fair (taking place on Friday and Saturday, 19 and 20 July), so there will be plenty of opportunities for collectors to secure exciting acquisitions, meet colleagues, discuss finds and acquisitions in a friendly atmosphere, and enjoy the refreshments available in the buffet and bar. There will also be books on sale in the room with a great selection of new and fine used numismatic reference works.

The event is open to all and free! Take the chance to join one or all of these leading societies on the day and benefit from their programmes and publications.

Please come along – the Yorkshire Numismatic Society have put together a great programme and York has so much to offer for a few days vacation. Why not visit the Dales, Moors or Wolds?

Please register in advance by responding to the email address below. Nothing further is needed and this is a great assistance towards enabling Tony Abramson, the organiser, to make proper arrangements for the event.

All enquiries to: Tony Abramson, 0113 225 0680 or via email.

More information on the meeting and the Speakers’ abstracts and brief biographies are available on the Yorkshire Numismatic Society Blog.

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