Would you like to learn more about identifying and recording medieval coins and seals?

Maybe you have some objects you’ve found yourself and would like to know more about their history?

If so then this FREE Medieval Finds Workshop at Wrexham Museum will be ideal for you!

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Making an impression – Medieval Seals

This first session will provide an introduction to the form and function of seals in the Middle Ages, and will then focus on identification and recording, and how these small but powerful objects can be used for public engagement and outreach as well as research.

The session will be led by Dr Elizabeth New, a Senior Lecturer in medieval history at Aberystwyth University, and Co-Investigator for the AHRC ‘Imprint: a forensic & historical investigation of medieval seals project’. She is interested in all aspects of medieval and post-medieval seals and sealing practices in Britain, and has published widely in these areas.

‘Identifying medieval coins’

Can you tell your Edward I from Edward II or your Richard I from your John? This session will help you do that be providing a basic introduction to English medieval coins from 1180-1544. This session will also provide a basic history of the English coinage and the development of the classifications we use today.

This session will be led by Carl Savage, who specialises in the medieval coinage of England and Scotland, with a particular interest in the Scottish coinage. He has identified medieval and post medieval coins for PAS for the past eight years. He also assists the Scottish Treasure Trove team with identification of coins from Scotland. He is currently working on his PhD at the University of York and National Museums Scotland on the interaction of the Scottish and English currencies in the Anglo-Scottish borders from 1136-1603.

Book your place now!

  • The workshops take place on Thursday, November 7, 10.30am-4.30pm.
  • This event is free to attend, but space is limited therefore you are advised to book your place.
  • If you have any medieval seals, or coins you would like help identifying, you are welcome to bring them along.
  • Lunch is not provided.
  • Tea and coffee provided.

For more information and to book a place, contact susie.white@wrexham.gov.uk

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