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Unknown Tetradrachm
The Ormskirk & West Lancashire

Host Society for the

 BANS 2011 Congress

held in Southport

BANS 2011 Congress Report

Oh Yes?


We would not like you to feel that everything about Numismatics or Coin Collecting is prim, proper and serious. Though there are, inevitably, things which should be regarded with respect, no hobby would be complete without its jokers, characters, and general tongue-in-cheek material.


This is ours! Some of it is original, though, occasionally, some of it might be borrowed! Whichever, we hope you enjoy...

Soho Mintie


Soho Mintie is best experienced rather than described. We wonder who did the original research?

Soho Mintie

Decimall Arithmeticke


Decimall Arithmeticke is another five minute paper, outlining the history of decimalisation in Great Britain, and proving the old adage 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it!'

Truly Worthless, Or, The Nature of Money


Truly Worthless, Or, The Nature of Money, is a five minute paper which was given at our Society Meeting in August 2006. The Author disclaims any bias against accountants. Some of his best friends are accountants...

An Unknown Tetradrachm


For most numismatists, the chance discovery of something unique and previously unknown is a once-in-a-lifetime event. The Unknown Tetradrachm is such an event. Does this enigmatic piece indicate previously unsuspected links between the English North West, and Classical Attica? Read, and form your own opinion.

Who Am I?


For most numismatists, identifying a coin is simply a matter of looking at it and consulting the memory banks. But what if you only have a written description. Society Member Martin Sargeant poses a literary problem!

Who am I?