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Coin dayschool 2: Saxon, medieval and post-medieval coins, tokens and jetons in England

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A CBA SE dayschool led by Dr David Rudling of the Sussex School of Archaeology. this follow on/Part 2 day school will continue examination of the development of coinage in Britain from Saxon to post-medieval times. Participants will also examine the issuing of private tokens made of pewter, lead, copper and silver, and briefly review the use of casting counters or jetons. By the end of the session participants should be familiar with the main sequences of coin, token and jeton types for the post-Roman periods in England.

Coin dayschool 1: 'The Origins of Coinage' and 'Celtic and Roman Coins in Britain

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A CBA SE dayschool led by Dr David Rudling of the Sussex School of Archaeologythis day school will start by examining the development of coins and primitive currencies in different parts of the world, especially in Asia Minor, Greece and Republican Rome. Thereafter participants will look in more detail at the coins and other types of currencies used in Britain during the Late Iron Age and Roman periods. By the end of the session they should be familiar with the main sequences of coin types for these periods.

Chobham Common Conference

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On the 2nd of December, Nick Branch, Stephen Fry (freelance ecologist) and Mike Simmonds will be hosting a free 1 day conference based around Chobham Common at the University of Reading. This conference will examine the heritage, biodervisity, conservation and management of the Common, including the plans for the Oneobservatory, a Chobham database collating the vast array of commercial, academic and citizen led research undertaken at the Common.

The Worst Jobs in Tudor Times

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A Gentleman Usher from Henry VIII’s Palace of Nonsuch pays a visit to the village looking for workers. He needs a gong (shit) farmer, a food taster, a spit boy, a groom of the stool, and a wool dyer. If you really want to get ahead, become an executioner! Come along and see if you fancy a change of job and a short life!

Cost £5 per child. Contact: David Brooks, Bourne Hall Museum, Spring Street, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 1UF. Tel 020 8394 1734.

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