bbbbb   Connecting Through Coinage – June 2014   A free conference examining the history and archaeology of Roman and Early Medieval York and Yorkshire through discussion of its coinage.   On the 13 and 14th of June 2014, York Museums Trust, in association with the University of York and the Yorkshire Numismatic Society, will host a two day conference which […read more…]

Roman Mosaic On Display After 20 Years

  A Roman mosaic  not seen in public for more than 20 years is to go on permanent display in Northamptonshire.   The mosaic once formed the centrepiece of one of  a Roman villa that was discovered by archaeologists at Stanwick Lakes in the 1980s.   The excavations of Stanwick Lakes in the Nene Valley […read more…]

Another Early Constantine Helmet with a Diadem Style Band

  A further example of this interesting bust type variant has come to light (see post below – “Have his Laurels Slipped?”. This time the diadem or band on the helmet seems to have pellets along its length making it look very much like a diadem. The coin is RIC VI (London) 202 variant : helmet decoration […read more…]

Richard G. Doty 1942 – 2013

  Sadly, Richard. G. Doty, senior numismatic curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, died on June 2, 2013 after battling lymphoma. As a budding numismatist, I first “met” Dick Doty many years ago  through his books. One in particular sticks in the mind, The Macmillan Encyclopedic Dictionary of Numismatics (1982) which is full of numismatic information […read more…]

Why are some Emperors looking left?

  Roman Imperial coins generally have busts on the obverse that face right. At various times and for various reasons (usually unclear!) the bust of the emperor is shown facing left. These left facers are often scarce or downright rare depending upon the emperor and sought after by collectors.   In early Imperial times, it […read more…]

Have his laurels slipped?

    At first sight a nice example of RIC VI (London) 177, Huvelin 51 with a laureate helmeted left facing bust, spear over right shoulder, shield on left arm. But wait a minute – no laurels on the laureate helmet and it’s not a plain helmet either! So a plain band around the helmet ………. I have seen a couple of other […read more…]

A Formerly Unique Dated Coin of Constantine from London!

  This blog entry originally appeared elsewhere in May 2010 as “A Unique Dated Coin of Constantine from London!”. Recently, two further examples have come to light and so it was felt useful to post a revised version here.     The second consulship of Constantine and Licinius (COS II) began on the first of […read more…]

New Numismatic Post announced for Yorkshire!   Curator of Numismatics   The York Museums Trust has just advertised the post of Curator of Numismatics. The YMT are seeking an experienced numismatist for this new post, to ensure that the numismatic collections across the whole of the Trust achieve their full potential as a resource for […read more…]

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ADVENTVS AVGVSTVS : Constantine and the London Mint

  Hookmoor are giving a talk on the ADVENTVS coinage of Constantine the Great in York on the 8th September 2012. As part of the BANS (British Association of Numismatic Societies) annual autumn lecture course, we will be considering the reasons behind the issue of these series of coins from the London mint in the […read more…]

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