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    Moneta Britannia - The Coinage of Roman Britain

    I can now confirm that this conference will take place in York (UK) on Thursday 14th July 2011. The exact location is yet to be decided but will be central. The day will consist of at least eight papers covering many aspects of the coinage used in Britain during the Roman period. Topics already planned include:

    • The coinage of Carausius and Allectus;

    • The Roman influence on early Anglo-Saxon Coinage;

    • Unofficial mints in mid-fourth century Britain; and

    • The London mint of Constantine.

    We also hope to arrange sessions on:

    • Recent Romano-British coin hoards;

    • The Gallic Empire coinage; and

    • References to Britannia on Roman coins.

    Further information will be available soon on a dedicated website but you can sign up for email alerts by contacting me here via a PM.

    Papers on appropriate numismatic and closely related matters are invited. The closing date for session submissions is 30th November 2010. In the first instance requests to present a paper should be sent via a PM.

    This conference will form part of a broader “Yorkshire Festival of Numismatics” taking place that week:

    The 2011 Leeds International Medieval Congress takes place from July 11-14 and, with its theme of Poor . . . Rich, includes a medieval coinage symposium, SMC @ IMC, covering the medieval period from 973 to c.1500. This will be probably be held on Wednesday 13th July and is being organised by Tony Abramson who can be contacted via a PM to me. Further information can be found here http://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/imc/.

    The York Coin and Stamp Fair will be held at York Racecourse on Friday 15th July and Saturday 16th July 2011 and it is hoped that the Yorkshire Numismatic Society will be able to host a special meeting at this venue during the course of the show.

    The Yorkshire Museum (situated in central York) will have reopened following a nine month refurbishment. The Vale of York treasure will be on display, after being included in a special British Museum exhibition: Treasures from Medieval York, during the closure. The Vale of York Viking Hoard includes 600 coins, complete ornaments, ingots (bars), and chopped-up fragments known as hack silver and was discovered in North Yorkshire in January 2007 by two metal detectorists.

    Look forward to hearing from you,

    Lee
    Lee Toone
    www.hookmoor.com

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    Moneta Britannia 2011

    MONETA BRITANNIA 2011

    Final Places Available! There are only three weeks to go now and only ten places left! If you were thinking of coming please let me know soon to avoid disappointment. For those who have already registered, a welcome pack will be issued by email at the end of next week.
    Lee Toone
    www.hookmoor.com

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    • #3
      Originally posted by leetoone View Post
      MONETA BRITANNIA 2011
      'Moneta Britanniae' surely?

      Richard

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      • #4
        It has been pointed out before that “MONETA BRITANNIA” may be grammatically incorrect. Mea culpa! My excuse is that it scans better like this and the engraver didn’t have enough room on the die .......... typical of how the London mint seemed to operate

        ........... or, of course, it's probably just an unofficial logo

        I think “MONETA DE BRITANNIA” also works but it's a bit of a mouthful.
        Last edited by leetoone; Jun 23, 2011, 11:48 AM.
        Lee Toone
        www.hookmoor.com

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        • #5
          Originally posted by leetoone View Post
          I think “MONETA DE BRITANNIA” also works.
          Alas, no it doesn't. Unless the money is falling '(down) from Britannia' or is 'about Britannia'. 'De' in Latin does not mean the same thing as 'de' in French.

          I suppose 'Money Britain' is grammatically incorrect as well, but you wouldn't use that as a title in English, so why do it in Latin? Sigh. I know I'm fighting a losing battle here, but I'm doing my best. Cicero said it best, though not exactly in this context: Non tam praeclarum est scire Latine quam turpe nescire.

          Richard

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