Lectures – Forthcoming

MONDAY 27th JUNE 2016 (AGM Lecture)

DR SAM MOORHEAD

(British Museum)

EVER DECREASING CIRCLES – CAESAREA MARITIMA AS AN EPICENTRE OF THE LATE ROMAN “NUMMUS ECONOMY”

6.00 pm Lecture Theatre G6, Ground Floor, Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H OPY. Followed by refreshments

(The lecture will be preceded by the AGM, which will commence at 5.00 pm)

nummus of Honorius (AD 393-423), ©British Museum
nummus of Honorius (AD 393-423), ©British Museum

In 1982, Sam Moorhead was tasked with cataloguing over 2000 coins found on the beaches of Caesarea Maritima.  This led to a lifelong interest in late Roman and early Byzantine bronze coins, called nummi.  This lecture will show how Caesarea was a key nodal point in a Mediterranean wide ‘nummus economy’ that lasted for well over a century.

Dr Sam Moorhead is the National Finds Adviser for Iron Age and Roman coins with the Portable Antiquities Scheme at the British Museum.  He has worked as an archaeologist and numismatist on sites across Britain and the Mediterranean, including in Israel. He has been Chairman of the Palestine Exploration Fund, served on the Council of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society for many years, and has been Honorary Secretary of the Roman Society.

(Organised jointly with the Institute of Archaeology, University College, London)

The Society’s AGM will take place at 5.00pm preceding the lecture in Lecture Theatre G6