The 2024 programme is being prepared. A draft list will be attached to the website at the end of November 

Our October auction was a great success. Thank you to all those who took part. We realised just over £1000. Two lots, a Gold Half Sovereign and a Vespasian Sestertius ‘Judea Capta’ realised £200 and £100 respectively.

Our December Christmas Social has now been confirmed for December 15th We will arrange a finger buffet but please bring your own drinks and any snacks you prefer. 

 Please note that links to many Numismatic Contacts including dealers auctioneers etc have just been added to our ‘Links to other Societies’ page found by clicking the three bar icon at the top of the page. Many have been supportive of the Society in the past. 

Please look up our ‘Essex Numismatic Society’ ‘Facebook’ Page and check us out. Join in the discussion’s and posts. 




Friday November 24th our Chairman Graham Warboys, will give a talk entitled ’17 Century English Milled Coinage’ The ordinary meeting will be preceded by a committee meeting at 6.30pm.

Coffee/Tea and biscuits is available along with a monthly raffle.

Hand sanitiser is by the entrance of the venue.    


Essex Numismatic Society Meetings

Meetings are held on the 4th Friday of every month at Christ’s Church URC 164 New London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 0AW. . Doors open at 7:30 for 8pm start. A member of staff on duty to admit anyone who is late. So please arrive in good time. 

A recent Saffron Walden Museum Acquisition

I was recently alerted by our good friends at Saffron Walden Museum and in particular the Curator Carolyn Wingfield of another recent Essex acquisition to their collection of a coin hoard found three years ago in the Barnston area near Great Dunmow. (PAS ref ESS-F908DA)

The find comprised of 10 Silver Siliqua Coins including those of Valens, Gratian, Magnus Maximus, Arcadius and Honorius. The coins displayed a degree of clipping not uncommon from coins of this period. The coins were found by a number of detectorists during an organised club rally.

The level of clipping (1-4) is discussed and explained in the Peter Guest publication of the Hoxne Hoard found in 1992. 

The find now further adds to the collection at Saffron Walden of local hoards. There are two hoards found at Lindsell published in BNJ 88 Page 216 Nos 79 and 80. The first comprising 17 clipped Siliqua and the second 3 Siliqua. In addition to this a Hoard comprising one Solidus and a number of Siliqua was found at Ashdon. 

The Ordnance Survey map of Roman Britain published in 1978 shows a distinct road line from Caesaromagus (Chelmsford) Northwards towards modern day Braintree. a branch from that road turns North West through Pleshey to Great Dunmow, North towards Thaxted and Ashdon then North West to Great Chesterford, the site of a known Roman Town. It is intriguing that following the route there are such finds. 

Another Find to support the level of occupation at this time was found at Debden Essex, just West of Thaxted where 16 Siliqua and one Denarius of Domitian were found. (BNJ 86 No 89 Page 257)  

I am grateful to Carolyn Wingfield for the information.

R M Barrett 

Books for Sale

The Essex Numismatic Society has had generous book donations over a number of years. These have now been reduced to those of mainly ‘Numismatic Content and these are listed below. All are priced to sell but we would consider offers. P&P will be in addition to the prices shown and will vary depending on the size and weight of the book.

The R Seaman Collection

1) From an old book. 3 Pages containing portraits of English Monarchs 1016-1603.  £3

2) A History of England from Edward II to James I. Hardback. 467pages. Anthony Goodman. £4

3) The Corsini Letters Hardback 224 pages. SOLD

4) William the Conqueror Folio Society book, Hardback 452 pages. £10

5) The History of the Anglo Saxons. RH Hodgkin. Vol 1. Hardback 382 pages. £5

6) Numismatic Chronicle 2011.Hardback. 546 pages. 64 plates. Includes the ‘Pimprez Hoard’ £5

GT Stone Collection

1) The Story of The British Coinage. GB Rawlings (1898) Hardback 224 pages £4

2) Coins of Greece and Rome. RAG Carson. Paperback 189 pages. 25 plates. £2

3) Gold Coins of the World. AD 600-1958 R Friedburg. Hardback 384 pages Damaged loose leaf cover but  usable. £8

Further donated books

1) Numismatic Chronicle 1975 £5

2) Historical Greek Coins Hardback GF Hill 180 pages Scarce copy £10

K Cullum Collection

1)Byzantium The Imperial Centuries AD 610 to 1071. Hardback 400 pages. £3

2)Wealth of the Roman World, Gold and Silver AD 300-700. A British Museum publication Soft Covers 192 pages £4

3) Britannia A History of Roman Britain Sheppard Frere. Hardback 423 pages. £6


Please email the contact below for further details. 


Caesaromagus back copies. Please use the 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.

Programme for 2023

January 27thShort Talk followed by Exchange & MartSpeaker Charlie Geddes
February 24th56th Anniversary and 17th Ivan Buck Memorial Lecture.Joe Bispham. Tudor Coinage 1485-1602 'The emergence of England as a power in Renaissance Europe'
(Normal meeting to be preceded by a Committee Meeting at 6.30pm)
March 24thBrad Sheppard'History through 10 English Hammered Farthings'
April 28thAGM plus Annual Exhibition for the HVH Everitt Trophy and voting for the Caesaromagus cup.Voting ballot papers will be sent before the meeting. The minutes and agenda will be send as well.
May 26thRoger Barrett'Numismatic Provenance, a problem for collectors'
June 23rdDavid Kightley'The Elephant tales' Collecting and the stories that emerge.
July 28thKaren Till'Local detector finds' An update.
(Normal meeting to be preceded by a Committee Meeting at 6.30pm)
August 25thMembers Short Talks. Everyone welcomeTony Holmes-Two Scottish Reigns.
Charlie Geddes-A confused Coin.
Kai Towe-17th Century Tokens from Romford and Hornchurch.
Roger Barrett- The 4th Century Cae Bardd hoard with an Essex Connection.
September 22ndChris Elmy'An introduction to Numismatics'
October 27thAnnual AuctionViewing to commence from 7.30pm
Vendors please arrive at 7pm
November 24thGraham Warboys'17th Century English Milled Coinage'
Preceded by a Committee Meeting at 6.30pm)
December 15thChristmas social meetingDrinks and snacks evening

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.

Officers and Committee

President: Charlie Geddes

Chairman: G.Warboys

Hon. Secretary: R.M.Barrett 01279 814216 (Leave a message on the answer machine if no reply) email:-

Hon. Treasurer: R.Hudson

Webmaster: R.M.Barrett

Committee:  K.Till K Towe

Editor of Caesaromagus: M Cuddeford

Hon Life Members:  A.J.Holmes, Mrs A.Cullum, Mrs P.Buck, M.Cuddeford, R.I.Thomas, Mrs J.Seaman, R.M.Barrett

Collecting interests of the members are wide ranging and include:-

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.