Essex Numismatic Society

Founded 1966


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It is sad to report the recent passing of our good friend and colleague Keith Cullum.
Keith was until recently our Society President. He joined the Society shortly after it's formation and served and contributed to its success. A full obituary will follow in our Spring 2019 'Caesaromagus' Journal. Until then we offer our condolences to Keith's wife and family. 

The website works but some 'Links' are still unavailable. We are still able to keep this programme page updated.

A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our Members and Friends

Dates for the 2019 programme are now listed below. If anyone has a topic or speaker in mind please pass that on to The Secretary. The two outstanding dates to fill are October and November.

There is coffee, tea and biscuits available at the meetings.

A prize raffle is now held at most of our meetings.

Please look up our 'Essex Numismatic Society' 'Facebook' Page and check us out. Join in the discussion.


The Christmas Supper on Friday 14th December to be held at The Bakers Arms Stock. 

We look forward to seeing those who have booked then.

Meetings   Meetings are held on the 4th Friday of every month at the upstairs room of the the Chelmsford Museum, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, CM2 9AQ.   Doors open at 7:30 for 8pm start.  For Museum security please be aware that the front door MAY   be locked just after the start of the meeting. Athough a member of staff on duty to admit anyone who is late.


Caesaromagus back copies. Please use the above link 'About the Society and Museum' to see further information on back numbers and where complete runs of the Essex Numismatic Society Journal are held. 

Calendar   Programme for 2018

January 26thShort Talk *Roger Barrett

followed by Exchange and Mart (Please bring your unwanted coins, medals, medallions etc, to sell show, buy or exchange) Look forward to meeting up with members, guests and visitors, new and old. All welcome.
*'Barbarous Roman Coinage' AD 270-273
February 23rd51st Anniversary and 12th Ivan Buck Memorial Lecture.

Sophie Flynn (Finds Liason Officer for The Portable Antiquities Scheme in Essex)
Title 'Essex Finds'

(Normal meeting to be preceded by a Committee Meeting at 6.30pm)
March 23rdJoe Bispham'Portraiture of the Tudor Kings'
April 27thAGM plus Annual Exhibition for the HVH Everitt Trophy and voting for the Caesaromagus cup.Annual Subscriptions due.
May 25thDavid Cummings Roman Brooches
June 22rdGary Oddie
A History of The Postal Order
July 27thDavid Kightley 'History in my Hands' 'A Collectors life in 20 Numismatic Pieces'

(Normal meeting preceded by a Committee meeting at 6.30pm)
August 24thShort talks from members(1) Roger Barrett 'The Coin and Essex Token Display at Chelmsford Museum'
2) Roger Hudson 'Early Coins and their buying power'
3)Tony Holmes 'Symbols on Coins and what they mean'
September 28rdThe Annual Auction
(Around 160+ lots)
October 26thMelinda Mays
'York's 17th Century Tokens and their Issuers'.
November 23rdIan Roper
'Coins from The Goodwin Sands'

(Normal meeting preceded by a Committee meeting at 6.30pm)
December 14thChristmas SupperThe Baker Arms, Stock
2019Provisional dates
Short Talk followed by Exchange & MartShort Talk by Roger Barrett (A Chest full of Coins)
52nd Anniversary and 13th Ivan Buck Memorial Lecture.

Mark Davies
'A Wealth of Cash'

(The story behind Colchester's Coin Hoards)

(Normal meeting to be preceded by a Committee Meeting at 6.30pm)
David Guest'Coins of James III'
AGM plus Annual Exhibition for the HVH Everitt Trophy and voting for the Caesaromagus cup.Annual Subscriptions due.
Jeremy Cheek'Coins from the Royal Collection'
Denis Martin'The Beaumont or De Bury question revisited'
Anja Rohde
Title TBC
(Normal meeting to be preceded by a Committee Meeting at 6.30pm)
Short Talks by MembersTitles and speakers TBC
Annual AuctionJuly/August onwardS please start sending lot details to Secretary.
Speaker and title TBC (awaiting reply from speaker)TBC
Speaker and title TBCTBC
Christmas Supper (Venue and date TBC)The Baker Arms, Stock? 
Buying, selling or swapping of coins between members guests and visitors is encouraged at meetings, but dealing shall not take place during the formal part of the meeting.

Committee   Officers and Committee

President: Mike Cuddeford
Committee: M. Cuddeford G Warboys
Chairman: R I Thomas
M. Pallet D. Jones K. Till
Hon. Secretary: R M Barrett  01279 814216 (Leave a message on the answer machine if no reply)
Hon Life Members: M. Anderson A.J. Holmes
K. CullumMrs P Buck
Hon. Treasurer: R Hudson
M. CuddefordR. I. Thomas
Webmaster: R.M.Barrett
Mrs J Seaman R M Barrett


Interests   Collecting interests of the members are wide ranging and include:-
  • Ancient Coins
  • Roman Coins
  • Hammered Coins
  • Modern Coins
  • Foreign Coins
  • Tokens of all types
  • Tickets, Passes and Checks
  • Medals
  • Banknotes
  • Bank and Credit cards

There is no need to be an expert to join the Society, on the contrary, newcomers and those just interested in finding out more are very welcome.

Annual Membership 15. Guests and Visitors 2.

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