Money in Anglo-Saxon England
Dr Rory Naismith (King’s College London)
at the School of Music, Woodbridge School, Burkitt Road, Woodbridge IP12 4JH,
on Saturday 9th February 2019.

A day with a world-class specialist in early medieval economics exploring the origins of the penny and pound, as well as how they were used alongside other coins, denominations, and units of account, between the fifth and eleventh centuries.

Provisional Programme

10.00 – 10.30:             Coffee on arrival

10.30 – 11.30:             Mind the Pennies – a Hands-On Introduction to Anglo-Saxon Currency

11.30 – 12.00:             Coffee break

12.00 – 13.00:             Alfred the Great and the English Coinage

13.00 – 14.00:             Lunch break

14.00 – 14.45:              Anglo-Saxon Treasure from Rome

14.45 – 15.15:             Tea break

15.15 – 16.00:             The Lamb of God and the End Times: the Agnus Dei Coinage of 1009

16.00:                          Thanks and Close

About Dr Rory Naismith

Rory Naismith is a lecturer in early medieval history at King’s College London, and previously worked in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at the University of Cambridge. He has researched and written extensively on Anglo-Saxon history and coinage. His most recent book is Citadel of the Saxons: the Rise of Early London (London, 2018).

Some Suggestions for Optional Background Reading

  • Naismith, Medieval European Coinage, with a Catalogue of the Coins in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. 8: Britain and Ireland c. 400-1066 (Cambridge, 2017).
  • Naismith, Money and Power in Anglo-Saxon England: the Southern English Kingdoms 757-865 (Cambridge, 2012).
  • Naylor and G. Williams, King Alfred’s Coins: the Watlington Viking Hoard (Oxford, 2017).
  • Williams, Early Anglo-Saxon Coins (London, 2008).