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"This is to confirm that the time of this Saturday's talk by Rory Naismith on the Forum Hoard at the Old Swan Hotel Harrogate is 2:00pm. This was incorrectly stated on some of our media for which we apologise. We look forward to seeing you at 2:00pm."
The next meeting of the Yorkshire Numismatic Society will be at 2.00pm at the Harrogate Coin Fair, Old Swan Hotel, Swan Rd, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG1 2SR on Saturday 22nd March 2014 when Rory Naismith will speak on The Forum Hoard of Anglo-Saxon Coins.
In November 1883, diggers working their way down to the ancient House of the Vestal Virgins in the Roman Forum came across a pot filled with over 800 coins. These were soon recognised as being virtually all English issues of the late ninth and tenth centuries, ending in the reign of Edmund (939–46); remarkably, the find also included a pair of silver fasteners naming the intended recipient of the money, Pope Marinus II (942–6). It remains one of the largest and most important finds of English coins of this period ever to have been uncovered. This lecture examines aspects of the hoard, in the context of money in tenth-century England and Anglo-papal relations.
The event is free of charge and all are welcome.