The European Coin Find Network 

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.

You can book for the conference here:
The registration fee for the conference (with lunch provided) is £20.00 (or £10.00 for students in full-time education).

For further information contact Richard Kelleher (rmk34(at)

10.00  Registration. Tea and coffee available 
10.20  Welcome and Introduction 
10.25 Martin Allen, Twenty years of EMC
11.00 Gareth Williams, The impact of single finds on the understanding of gold coinage in early Anglo-Saxon England
11.40 Andy Woods, Kings, coins and detectors: Interim numismatic results from the Rendlesham project
12.20 Rory Naismith The lost mint places of Anglo-Saxon England
1.00 Buffet lunch to be provided
2.00  Simon Coupland, Extending the building but keeping the foundations: new insights into Carolingian coinage
2.40 William MacKay, EMC: A user’s perspective: past, present and future
3.20 Tea and coffee
3.50 Murray Andrews, Patterns in (proto)pennies: analysing the EMC dataset
4.30 Conclusion