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Yorkshire Numismatic Society Lecture 2018
16/03/2018

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
12/04/2017

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