- Nov 20, 2018
“European Gros, Grosso or Groschen” Alan Dunlop Revisiting the History and Arts of the Medieval Euro
The regular Society meeting on Friday night 2nd November 2018 was supposed to feature two member's short talks. Instead, Alan filled in at short notice with two short talks on the medieval silver coinage. Both presentations were received with great interest and we are looking forward to seeing Alan making further progress in his studies of medieval European coins and medals. Continue reading about the event here.
- Nov 6, 2018
“Convict Love Tokens: Popular Imagery 1790-1860” Timothy Millett Revisiting History and Arts behind
The invited talk by Timothy Millett at SBSA on Friday 5th October 2018 attracted an audience rarely seen at the Society meeting in the recent years. Amongst those present were the wife and daughter of our late friend Victor Hamilton. The talk was aimed to revisit the imagery of the convict love tokens in the context of the contemporary history, fashion and artistic trends. As the story unveiled, we learned a few interesting facts and figures that changes the perception of the