Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Britannia  Nummaria 2024

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.