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Yorkshire Numismatic Society Lecture 2018

Details of this years talk,to take place on Friday 16th March at 2.30

English Coinage in the Age of Burgred of Mercia; 850-875’

by William Mackay

The Lunettes coinage as the first coinage with unified design in Southern England. It began in Mercia with Burgred in the 850s and was extended to Wessex in the 860s before coming to an end in the 870s. Often regarded as common, base and  of uninteresting design, this was an innovative coinage. In this talk I will explore its scope and chronology as well as considering what it can tell us about coinage production in Southern England in the period before the Danish conquests and look at the impact of these on the coinage.‘

In taking this approach I can draw together the separate work I have done on the Lunettes coinage covering Aethelred I and Alfred in Wessex (and not forgetting Ceolnoth in Canterbury) as well as Burgred of Mercia.

Harrogate 2018

The 2018 Harrogate Spring Coin Fair will be held on Friday & Saturday 16th & 17th March. Follow the Harrogate tab for further details.


Welcome to my website which contains a selection of historical and commemorative medallions, tokens, tickets and passes and related material. Please click on the tab marked shop to view the items I have for sale.

The website also gives information about the Harrogate Spring Coin Fair which is held in March each year, together with details of other events in the numismatic world and my thoughts about numismatics in general.

Simon Monks


Simon Monks - Medallions, tokens, tickets and passes, hammered and milled coins specialist