Images courtesy of Portable Antiquities Scheme. For coin description and discussion see the BNS Research Blog article, Ceolbald of Northumbria: A New Look at an Old Moneyer, by Arthur Gran.
Sadly, we have to announce that the Society's meetings in March and April have been cancelled because of the concerns over Covid-19, the coronavirus. The health and safety of our speakers, members and guests remain the Society's top priority at the present time. It is hoped that our scheduled speakers, Sir Mark Jones and David Swan, will be able to present their lectures on our 2021 programme. While the present emergency persists, E-NEWS will continue to circulate to members at monthly intervals, so please watch future issues for news of when the Society's programme of meetings will recommence.
Update 31/03: Meeting suspension likely to continue to September at least....
Application deadline now extended to March 9th.
The DCMS have recently launched two campaigns for the Treasure Valuation Committee to find a new Chairperson, and a new Committee member with specifically a knowledge of Early Medieval, Medieval and Post-Medieval coins found in Britain. The competition for both of these appointments closes on the 24th February 2020 and full details of the roles, and how to apply, can be found at the following links:
The Society's Anniversary Meeting next Tuesday, 26 November, will be the fourth to be held at Holborn's charismatic Swedenborg Hall. The Hall is located at 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH. (Map) Please use the entrance in Barter Street. Doors will open at 6pm and the meeting commences at 6.15pm.
The main business of the evening will be Dr Kevin Clancy's Presidential Address, entitled Managing the gold coinage in the nineteenth century. The lecture will be preceded by the initial presentation of the Society's new 50th anniversary silver-gilt membership medals to nine recipients.
At the conclusion of the meeting all are welcome to stay for the Society's Anniversary Reception. This is being kindly sponsored by Raymond Sancroft-Baker, formerly of Christie's, to mark his 50th anniversary of membership.
Each year the society offers bursaries for Museum placements. These are month long placements for which all undergraduate or postgraduate students at UK/EU universities are eligible to apply. A bursary of £750 is offered as a contribution towards travel or living expenses for the two successful applicants. Additional funds can be made available if this is not sufficient for the successful applicants to undertake the placement.
Two bursaries for summer 2019 were offered to current students to work on numismatic collections at the Roman Baths, Bath and Norwich Castle Museum. Bursaries for 2020 will be advertised in the spring.
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