On the rainy Friday night of 1st March 2019, our Numismatic Society hosted the eagerly anticipated talk by Dr Martin Allen, the Senior Assistant Keeper at the Fitzwilliam Museum. The topic was the early Anglo-Irish coinage of John de Courcy. Some twenty coin-enthusiasts turned up for the event, including three members from the south branch headed by the Chairman Michael E. Kenny. The invited talk was largely based on the research published by Dr Allen yesteryear in the British Numismatic Journal, and few coins were thoughtfully provided for display by the Society members to bring life to the pallid statistics and taxonomies of the exemplary academic paper. Continue reading here.