The members of the Numismatic Society of Ireland Northern Branch would like to express their sorrow on the death of Sydney Martin, the former President of the American Numismatic Society. In March 2017, our Society had the pleasure of welcoming Syd and his wife Sharon to a special Society meeting held in Bangor, County Down. Read the full story here..
The Christian church in the 6th century Britain and Continental Europe was rather in a poor state. With the fall of the Roman Empire and loss of connection with the central ecclesiastical government, the raising Anglo-Saxon and Merovingian states had mostly turned to polytheistic paganism, whereas in Northern Italy and elsewhere in Europe the Christian doctrine was contaminated by pervasive fallacies rooted in the old Roman Christian doctrines. This was the time when Irish mo