Festival of Numismatics in Yorkshire

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January 13, 2011 – Two important numismatic conferences are being held during a week long festival of numismatics in Yorkshire in July 2011. The Medieval Coinage Symposium is taking place in Leeds and the following day “Moneta Britannia” takes place in York.

The Medieval Coinage Symposium
The Medieval Coinage Symposium is being held in Leeds as part of the 2011 Leeds International Medieval Congress taking place at Leeds University. This year the congress is being held from 11th to the 14th July on the theme of “Poor . . . Rich”, with the numismatic symposium taking place on the 13th. Twelve lectures are planned within a theme of “Making the World Go Round: Coinage, Currency, Credit, Recycling & Finance in Medieval Europe”. The keynote address will be by Nick Mayhew on “Coinage and Money in Britain from 973 to 1520”.

Moneta Britannia
Moneta Britannia will be held in York (UK) on 14th July 2011 and will focus on Roman coinage related to Britain. Talks will cover coins that refer to Britannia, coins officially minted in Britain and coins unofficially minted in Britain. There will also be sessions on how Roman coinage influenced early Anglo-Saxon coinage. A key highlight of this event will be a talk on Carausius and the Frome Hoard by Sam Moorhead.

Also taking place that week is the very popular York Stamp and Coin Fair, to be held as usual at York Racecourse on the Friday and Saturday. The Yorkshire Numismatic Society is holding a special meeting at the Coin Fair on the Friday where Gareth Williams of the British Museum will be giving a talk on the Vale of York Hoard.

Further information can be found on the following websites

If you want to contact the organizers, click
here for Lee Toone (Moneta Britannia – UK)

here for Brent Upchurch (Moneta Britannia – USA)

here for Tony Abramson (Medieval Coinage Symposium)