Some Scarce Shillings

We will be having a YNS Zoom Lecture Meeting on

Monday 21st of March 2022 at 02.00PM (UK time)


 Subject: Some Scarce Shillings

By Gary Oddie

You can book a free ticket at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/some-scarce-shillings-tickets-289810830997?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

Please note: Further information for joining online via Zoom will be provided to attendees prior to the event via e mail.

This talk will present items with the value of one shilling from several series around the world. Beginning with a discussion of what makes something rare, a die study of the testoons issued by Henry VII will be presented. The attached picture is the piece that started the study. This is followed by other pieces from the regal series that are a bit more obscure and then a tour of the less familiar numismatic byways of paper money, tokens, and counterfeits from Britain and around the world.

Yorkshire Coin Fair

Yorkshire Coin Fair

The Fair will be at the Cedar Court Hotel, Huddersfield

on the following dates in 2022

 

 Sunday 30th January 2022

Sunday 27th February 2022

Sunday 27th March 2022

Sunday 24th April 2022

Sunday 29th May 2022

Sunday 26th June 2022

Sunday 31st July 2022

Sunday 28th August 2022

Sunday 25th September 2022

Sunday 30th October 2022

Sunday 27th November 2022

 

Please check event before travelling!

More details at https://yorkshirecoinfair.com/


CEDAR COURT HOTEL
Lindley Moor Road,
Ainley Top,
HUDDERSFIELD,
West Yorkshire, HD3 3RH
Just off Exit 24 of the M62


Coins of England and the United Kingdom 2022
 
Get this book with Free UK delivery at https://amzn.to/3qK5QcM
 
This historic reference work for British coins is still the only catalogue to feature every major coin type from Celtic to the Decimal coinage of Queen Elizabeth II, arranged in chronological order and divided into metals under each reign, then into coinages, denominations and varieties. All decimal coinage since 1968 is listed in a separate volume, available as an independent publication. The catalogue includes up-to-date values for every coin, a beginner’s guide to coin collecting, numismatic terms explained and historical information about each British coin, from our earliest (Celtic) coins, Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Norman coins, the coins of the Plantagenet Kings, the Houses of Lancaster and York, the Tudors and Stuarts, to the more modern Milled coinage, minted for the first time in 1561 during the reign of Elizabeth I. From the earliest of times, coins have been used by states or monarchs to communicate with people; Coins of England is therefore not only a reference book for collectors, but a fascinating snapshot of British history, illuminating its economics, technology, art, politics and religion. As always, the content has been updated and improved throughout by the editors, with numerous new images and revisions of key sections.


Coins of England and the United Kingdom 2022

Coins of England and the United Kingdom 2022
 
Get this book with Free UK delivery at https://amzn.to/3qK5QcM
 
This historic reference work for British coins is still the only catalogue to feature every major coin type from Celtic to the Decimal coinage of Queen Elizabeth II, arranged in chronological order and divided into metals under each reign, then into coinages, denominations and varieties. All decimal coinage since 1968 is listed in a separate volume, available as an independent publication. The catalogue includes up-to-date values for every coin, a beginner’s guide to coin collecting, numismatic terms explained and historical information about each British coin, from our earliest (Celtic) coins, Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Norman coins, the coins of the Plantagenet Kings, the Houses of Lancaster and York, the Tudors and Stuarts, to the more modern Milled coinage, minted for the first time in 1561 during the reign of Elizabeth I. From the earliest of times, coins have been used by states or monarchs to communicate with people; Coins of England is therefore not only a reference book for collectors, but a fascinating snapshot of British history, illuminating its economics, technology, art, politics and religion. As always, the content has been updated and improved throughout by the editors, with numerous new images and revisions of key sections.
 

Carausius, Allectus and the First Brexit, featuring the Frome Hoard

Lecture
 
Carausius, Allectus and the First Brexit
Featuring the Frome Hoard
By Sam Moorhead
 
Monday 13th of September 2021
10:30AM
Via Zoom

 
In recent years, the ‘British’ emperors Carausius (c. AD 286-93) and Allectus (c. AD 293-6) have gained much publicity. This began in 2010 with the discovery of The Frome Hoard of 52,503 Roman coins, the largest cache of Roman coins ever found in Britain in a single pot. The coins have been saved for the Museum of Somerset at Taunton and should be published by the British Museum in the next two years. Because the hoard contains around 850 coins of Carausius, it enables us to carry out a major re-appraisal of the reign of Britain’s ‘forgotten emperor’, whose history can be told through some fine examples of medallic art that even include references to Virgil. More recently, Carausius and his ‘henchman’ Allectus have come into sharper focus as a result of 'Brexit' and this talk will outline the nature of the 'Breakaway British Empire' under Carausius and Allectus, how it began, how it faired and how it ended.
 


 

Lecture - Early Anglo-Saxon Coinage

Lecture
Early Anglo-Saxon Coinage
By Dr Tony Abramson
 
Historians, medievalists, archaeologists and even those who study coins – numismatists – have largely neglected England's earliest coinage. Tony Abramson gives a zoom talk to Pontefract & District Archaeological Society presenting a guided tour to some of the remarkable designs on early English coinage, which has illuminated what is erroneously referred to as the Dark Ages. He will discuss the sources of inspiration, the evolving economy, the extent of trading relations and the use of metaphor in spreading Christianity – the medium is the message!
 
Friday September 17th 2021
7:15pm via ZOOM

 

 

The Horace Hird Collection

 The Horace Hird Collection of Tudor, Stuart
and Commonwealth Coins and Patterns
 
To celebrate the remarkable contribution of fabled numismatist Alderman Horace Hird, the Spink Coin Department is honoured to present a forgotten parcel from his astonishing cabinet, the first fresh material to surface in his name since 1989