International Biennial Symposia in Early Medieval Coinage

The initial scope has been expanded from early Anglo-Saxon into the Viking period in order to give greater capture of subject matter and audience. The expansion can continue as long as it doesn’t impinge too much on the subject matter of the British Numismatic Journal. SiEMC can be differentiated from the BNJ by being an attractive, accessible and well-illustrated offering, bridging the gaps between collector and numismatist, detectorist and archaeologist, art and economic historian.

To this end, the symposia and publications are mutually supportive and it is important to promote continuity and momentum in both the more academic (numismatic) sphere and the more populist (collecting) market.

The Seventh International Symposium in Early Medieval Coinage

The 2018 Symposium is being held on Saturday 13th October at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, with a theme of England and the Wider World. The provisional programme includes:


Chris Scull & Andy Woods: Current work on the Rendlesham Hoard

Stewart Lyon & Hugh Pagan: Some issues in Northumbrian chronology

Kelly Marie Clarke & Katie Howarth: ‘Pierced, looped and framed: the (re)use of coins in jewellery in seventh-century Anglo-Saxon England’

Adrian Marsden & Arent Pol: the Norfolk hoard of Merovingian tremisses.

Rory Naismith: 'A Mantle of Silver: England and Western Europe c. 900-1100'.


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