Online Symposium of the Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles

A denier of Louis IV. From Künker auction 121 (2007), 225.
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Since 1956 the Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, a British Academy research project, has promoted study of the numismatic remains of Britain and Ireland. It has published 70 volumes, ranging in content from the pre-Roman Iron Age to the seventeenth century. The Sylloge Committee has established a series of symposia for students and scholars.

On 11 September 2020 an online symposium will be hold: “Small is Beautiful: Coins in their Contexts in Ireland, Britain and Europe”. The theme of this symposium is the placing of coinage within its local contexts in Britain, Ireland, and the rest of Europe, over the whole period of the Middle Ages (roughly, the fifth to fifteenth centuries).


Small is Beautiful: Coins in their Contexts in Ireland, Britain and Europe

11th September 2020, Online

11:00 – 11:20: LOGIN

11:20 – 11:30 – WELCOME

Murray Andrews and Fraser McNair

11:30 – 12:30 – SESSION 1

Very Small is Beautiful: Gaul and the Fifth-Sixth Century argentei. Overview and New Insights (Guillaume Blanchet – Université de Caen)

Municipal Economies in Visigothic Hispania (Javier Martínez Jiménez – University of Cambridge)

12:30 – 13:30 – LUNCH

13:45 – 14:45 – SESSION 2

Coins and Political and Economic Unification in Middle Saxon Northumbria (John Luke Carson – Durham University)

Hammers, Crosses, Ravens and Doves: Re-Examining Trends in “Pagan” Iconography (Arrun Thuraisingham – University of East Anglia)

14:45 – 15:00 – BREAK

15:00 – 16:00 – SESSION 3

Patronage of Tokens in Venetian Confraternities in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (Giulia Zanon – University of Leeds)

How Much is Enough? How even a Handful of Coin Finds can help us reinterpret a Site and Landscape (Laura Burnett – University of Exeter)

The Symposium is a free online event and will take place virtually using Jitsi Meet, a free and open-source video chat platform that can be accessed from your web browser. Before the event starts, all registered participants will be sent an email invitation containing the platform URL and password. To join the meeting, simply follow the link, enter a display name and the password, and click “Join meeting”.

To register for the conference, please register your attendance through Eventbrite.

If you have any questions, please email the organisers, Dr Fraser McNair and Dr Murray Andrews.

Further information is available on the website of the symposium.