October : The Ledborough Hoard & Buckingham Mint

21st October 2021  7.30pm.     £7.00 (£5.00 Members).

 

A Talk by Dr Susan Fern

The 5,248 coins, which were found in Lenborough, near Padbury, in 2014, are believed to have been buried around 1030-1035 AD.

They depict the heads of King Ethelred the Unready (978-1016), and King Canute (1016-1035) and archaeologists think the coins were most likely minted at the nearby Buckingham Mint.

It is the largest hoard discovered since the Treasure Act was introduced in 1996 and it is hoped it will shed new light on coinage and trade from that era.

After working for many years as an archaeologist both here and abroad, Susan went on to teach Classics and Ancient History at the University of Wales.  She is the author of many books including Jews Against Rome, Ancient Historiansand The Emperors Needles: Obelisks in Rome.

Currently Dr Fern is teaching part time, ancient languages for the University of Oxford, as well as online tutoring. She is also working on a novel about the man who killed Richard III.  Susan lives in Winslow.

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