125 years Royal Dutch Numismatic Society

On 16th and 17th June 2017 the Royal Dutch Numismatic Society celebrated its 125-year anniversary in Utrecht. A two day conference was held with speakers on a variety of subjects.

The members of the society were presented with a medal in bronze and the book “Canon van ons geld”, an overview of 50 items connected to Dutch numismatic history.



De canon van ons geld

The Coins of the Flanders Hoard 1914-1918

As an ongoing process for our research on the medieval lion groats form the Low Countries (Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg) and France, we looked at another old coin hoard, found during WWI in Flanders and reported in 1956 in the Royal Numismatic Society’s Numismatic
Chronicle by R.H.M. Dolley – “A Small Find of Fourteenth Century Groats From Flanders”.

By kind permission of the Royal Numismatic Society we could use the pictures of Dolley’s article for our research.

By this time we have to develop our theory of dating some of the Flemish emissions of the leeuwengroten. Which has some consequences for dating the hoard.

the report can be found at here.

Conference on Coins and Circulation in the Low Countries during the Middle Ages

On 24th of May I’m travelling to the Royal Librabry in Brussels for the 1st International Numismatic Conference of the Royal Numismatic Society of Belgium, organized in collaboration with the Coin Cabinet of the Royal Library of Belgium.
The topic is “Coin Use and Coin Circulation in the Low Countries during the Middle Ages (7th – 15th centuries”

It is an interesting programme varying from circulation of sceattas in the early Middle Ages to the coinage of Late Medieval Period in the Low Countries.
Some well known numismatists are speaking that day.

Looking forward to learn more on medieval numismatics and meet fellow numismatists.

Link to the programme

Lecture on crusader coins @ Numismatic Society Rotterdam

On 5th February I’m going to give a lecture on Crusader Coins before the members of the Numismatic Society of Rotterdam / Numismatische Kring Rotterdam.

Looking forward to it!