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Sixth International Symposium in Early Medieval Coinage

Coin 1Join us at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge for the Sixth International Symposium in Early Medieval Coinage,

28th-29th October 2016.

All are welcome, including students at all stages with an interest in early medieval history or archaeology. Highlights will include a keynote by Robert Turner, former Queen's Remembrancer, John Naylor (Ashmolean Museum) speaking on the Watlington hoard, talks from Simon Coupland and Rory Naismith, and exciting new discoveries on the York gold shilling to be presented for the first time. Meet the leading experts in early medieval numismatics and hear about their latest findings at this convivial, interdisciplinary symposium. 

Registration is £10 which may be paid on the day. Please email Alison Leonard at for programme details and to confirm your attendance, noting any dietary requirements.



Friday, 28 Oct., Bateman Auditorium, Gonville and Caius
5.30      Registration
6.00      Keynote Lecture: Robert Turner: Offa and Edgar - the fathers of the penny and of sterling
7.15      Dinner at Pizza Express, 7a Jesus Lane
Saturday, 29 Oct., Fitzwilliam Museum
10.00    Registration: Seminar Room, downstairs from new entrance, Fitzwilliam Museum
Morning Session Chair: Martin Allen
10.15     Tony Abramson (University of York): The York Gold Shilling I: The Coinage
10.35     Mary Garrison (University of York): The York Gold Shilling II: The Context
10.55     David Woods (University College Cork): The York Gold Shilling III: Interpreting a Unique
11.15     Break
11.45     Ron Bude (University of Michigan): Kirkburn
12.05     Rory Naismith (King’s College, London): North and South in Pre-Viking England
12.25     Lunch (Recommend University Centre, Granta Place)
Afternoon Session Chair: Rory Naismith
13.55     Simon Coupland (McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge): Diversity in unity: the Dorestad coinage of Louis the Pious (814-840)

14.15     John Naylor (Ashmolean Museum): The Watlington Hoard: preliminary observations
14.35     Break

15.05     Gareth Williams (British Museum): A hoard from the reign of Cnut from Lenborough, BuckinghamshireCoin 2

15.25     Murray Andrews/Rhiannon Comeau (UCL): North vs South vs West? Coins, cows and currency in early medieval Wales

15.45     Closing Remarks

With thanks to: The Fitzwilliam Museum, British Numismatic Society, Yorkshire Numismatic Society, Gonville and Caius.

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