Category Archives: Numismatics

Goldhords in Surrey: a horde of names, any hoards of gold?

This post originally trailed the above day workshop held at UCL’s Institute of Archaeology on 22nd June 2016. The event was organised by all-round good egg Murray Andrews, a fellow IoA PhD researcher and late of Medieval Bayton parish. I’m pretty certain the … Continue reading

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Richard III’s back in the ground, let’s look at some Anglo-Saxon coins

Ugh. I hate leaving so long between posts – and then reviving part-drafted pieces which no longer have the same degree of relevance as when commenced (but more about that presently). Not exactly an earth-shattering admission, but I’ve had my … Continue reading

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New post for a new poster

This will be my shortest post (my next one is shaping up to be my longest, normal service resumed some might say). As promised, I have uploaded a copy of the poster I contributed to the recent Annual Foreshore Forum … Continue reading

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SMSW 3 – a statistical perspective on Surrey’s early medieval coin corpus

Three posts in three days was always going to be a bit of an ask, especially when trying to write them around hosting a dinner party, attending a birthday and London’s premature celebration of Swiss National Day, and watching Chris Froome’s fantastic … Continue reading

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Calculators at the ready – it’s Surrey Medieval Stats Week!

Having never been the greatest at maths when at school (I feel vindicated by my scepticism that GCSE-level algebra has real life applications in adulthood), it came as something of a surprise to discover subsequently that I’m quite partial to … Continue reading

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Not for the first time… Coins and Surrey in the eighth and ninth centuries

Try as I might, I haven’t been able to put to one side my new-found fascination with the mid-Anglo-Saxon coins of Surrey. One issue in particular continued to play on my mind in the wake of finishing my first attempt … Continue reading

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New work – Middle Anglo-Saxon trading networks in Surrey

When I was at middle school (it’s a Surrey thing, for children between the ages of 8 and 11), I had two friends who collected things. Terry collected keys and Tim collected coins. At the time it was keys that … Continue reading

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