Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Britannia  Nummaria 2024

Update 18th June 2024


Please note that registration will close on 30th June when we have to give final numbers to the conference venue. If you wish to attend, please apply and pay the conference fee in good time. We may have a few places available after this date because of cancellations and so on but we cannot guarantee this.

Museum Tour

The Yorkshire Museum have kindly offered conference participants the opportunity to have a curator led tour around the Roman galleries on the Wednesday afternoon before the conference. This will be led by Dr Adam Parker, Curator of Archaeology and Dr Andrew Woods, Senior Curator, who will introduce the highlights of the gallery. These include the Ryedale and Wold Newton hoards, as well as Four Seasons mosaic and Tombstone of the ninth legion’s standard bearer.

This will take place at 3 o'clock on the 17th July and will last approximately 45 minutes. You can then take the opportunity to explore the rest of the museum at leisure until it closes. This tour is free for conference participants and we are very grateful to the Yorkshire Museums Trust for this offer. Details of how to register for this will be sent to all participants in early July.

Updated 13th May 2024

The Britannia Nummaria 2024 numismatic conference will be held on Thursday 18th July 2024 in the main hall at The Guildhall, St Helen's Square in central York. A wonderful medieval riverside location. The bi-annual York Coin Fair takes place at York Racecourse on the following two days. The conference programme and registration are now available in the links. A precursor to this event was Moneta Britannnia 2011 and the website for this conference is still available here.

One reason for the conference is to "launch" the following numismatic books that are due to be published in 2024:

Ghey, E. (ed.) 2024. Recent Discoveries of Tetrarchic Hoards from Roman Britain and their Wider Context, British Museum Research Publication no. 236, London. Published April 2024.

Cloke, H and L Toone with A Marsden, 2024. The London Mint of Constantine and Constantius, 2nd Edition, Spink, London. Publication expected May - June 2024.

Moorhead, S. 2024. Roman Imperial Coinage Vol. V, pt 5 ; Carausius and AllectusSpink, London. Publication date to be confirmed.

The first of these includes full catalogues of the Wold Newton, Rauceby and Fyfield hoards – see here for further details.

We envisage the scope of the conference to be slightly broader than the Britannic/Tetrarchic period and to include other numismatic topics with links to Britannia, the Severans for example. There may be other fringe events held around the conference itself.

For example, Malton Roman Festival is taking place on Sunday, 21st July and promises to be an excellent event. Further details are available on the Malton Museum website. See the link in the "Links Bar" on the right.

Registration is now open and the programme and speakers have all been confirmed. Additional speaker information is being added. Please bookmark and follow this page to ensure you are advised of any updates.

Dave Greenhalgh (Grunal Moneta) will also be attending the event with his hammer, block and Carausius and Allectus dies and will be striking souvenir coins during the breaks at the back of the Hall. Don’t worry no striking while the speakers are on - unless they overrun of course .... 

Immediately after the conference ends, there will be a chance to socialise at Harkers, where we have arranged a private side room. This is very close to the conference venue and has a part of the Roman fortress wall in the cellar below. Again, the link is to the right.