The European Coin Find Network 

ECFN is a cooperation between institutions engaged in researching and recording coin finds from Europe with the aim of encouraging cooperation and dialogue between them. The network is coordinated by the Römisch-Germanische Kommission (RGK) des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts (DAI).

Steering committee:

Rahel Ackermann (Inventar der Fundmünzen der Schweiz, Switzerland)
Mariangela Pugliesi (University of Messina)
David Wigg-Wolf (Römisch-Germanische Kommission, Germany)

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Latest news!


The 7th Joint Meeting of and ECFN 2018

was hosted by the Museu de Prehistòria de València

Thursday 3rd – Saturday 5th May 2018

Group photo


Thursday 3rd May 
p.m. Opening session and Workshops on The R Statistics Package and OpenRefine ***
Friday 4th May 
a.m. General papers
p.m. Introduction to – working group meetings
Saturday 5th May
General papers

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Finding the Past: Twenty Years of EMC

A one-day conference at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Saturday 7 October 2017

Since 1997 the Fitzwilliam Museum has hosted the online Corpus of Early Medieval Coin Finds (EMC), which has recorded nearly 12,000 finds of coins dated between 410 and 1180. EMC is an essential source of information for archaeologists, historians, detectorists, and anyone interested in medieval coin finds. This conference will explore discoveries that have been made using EMC, and prospects for future work on coin finds.

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A new cooperative numismatic project in Baden-Württemberg, Germany helps strengthen the recording and study of coin finds

The project, which is financed by the Ministry for Science and Art of the State of Baden-Württemberg, aims to strengthen and sustain numismatics as an academic discipline. The partners within further numismatics within Baden-Württemberg at the levels of "Teaching and dissemination", "Joint research", "Numismatic collections", "Coin finds" and "Knowledge transfer".

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Roger Bland receives the President's medal of the British Academy 2016

To the official announcement


The 6th Joint Meeting of and ECFN 2017

was hosted by the National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen
Thursday 4th – Saturday 6th May 2017

Thank you to all at the National Museum, in particular Helle Horsnæs, for such a successful meeting!

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5th joint meeting of ECFN and

Caen, 28th-30th April 2016

The 5th joint meeting of ECFN and was hosted by the Centre Michel de Boüard - CRAHAM (Centre de recherches archéologiques et historiques anciennes et médiévales, Université de Caen Basse-Normandie) from 28th-30th April 2016.

Many thanks to everyone at Caen – especially Pierre-Marie Guihard – for the organisation, and to the participants, for making the meeting so enjoyable and successful

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NUMIS is back online!

Following the move of the national coin collection to the Dutch National Bank, the Dutch online coin-find database, NUMIS, is now back online. The database holds records on some 275,000 coin finds of all periods from The Netherlands, of which almost 55.000 are online, and is still growing.

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Large hoard of late-3rd century antoniniani from Switzerland

The cantonal archaeology in Aargau, North Switzerland, has announced the discovery of a hoard of 4,166 antoniniani dating to the period 274-294

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