March 14, 2020

The reign of the Stuarts spans over one of the most turbulent periods in the British history. The succession to the throne of James VI of Scotland, who became James I of England, brought about increasing tension between different parts of the society and eventual confl...

March 6, 2020

Over the ages, many Irish coins found their ways to Britain and Continent in the pockets and boxes of travellers and merchants.This paper is something of a welcome home to Ireland for some ‘separated brethren’, coins which were minted in Ireland but somehow found their...

January 30, 2020

The first Society meeting of 2020 was held at Shaw’s Bridge. After seasonal greetings and apologies, the chairman introduced the speaker for the evening - our member Paul Hayward. Paul is well known for his specialist knowledge of the coinage of Edward VII and his rece...

December 9, 2019

Coin finds in Ireland are ubiquitous and medieval hammered coins have been found in fields, rivers, ruins of ancient abbeys, graveyards and even on top of the prehistoric mounds. In the medieval times, he coin currency was mainly associated with Anglo-Norman and Englis...

June 10, 2019

On Monday 3rd June 2019, Dr Alexey Shitvov,, NSI-NB, presented the first part of his 'non-academic' review of the early Irish coinage for the members of the South Wales & Monmouthshire Numismatic Society. The talk was warmly received by the audience of twelve members,...

May 4, 2019

Three members of NSI-NB were delegates at the congress this year. They were John Rainey, Randal Scott and Alan Dunlop. This year’s congress was based in the Sefton Hotel Douglas with some of the lectures taking place in the Manx Museum. Read the full story here..