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Steering Committee

Martin Allen

Martin Allen

Martin Allen is a former Senior Curator of Medieval Money at the Fitzwilliam Museum and he administers the Fitzwilliam's online Corpus of Early Medieval Coin Finds (EMC). He is the President of the Royal Numismatic Society and Editor of the British Numismatic Society. His main area of research is the monetary history of medieval Britain.

Andrew Brown

Dr Andrew Brown is National Finds Advisor for Iron Age and Roman coins with the British Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme. He has a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Bristol and his current research interests focus on applied numismatics and coin circulation within Roman Britain, particularly with regard to early bronze coinage within the province. Andrew is currently working on the completion of the Frome Hoard catalogue and compiles the Iron Age and Roman coinage for the British Numismatic Journal’s annual Coin Register. He is the Honorary Secretary of the Royal Numismatic Society.

Jesper Ericsson

Born in Sweden, Jesper grew up in the UK, graduating with a master’s in history from the University of Edinburgh. He began his museums career in 2005 at the National Museum of Flight (part of National Museums Scotland), followed by a rewarding tenure as Curator of The Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen 2008-2015. Jesper joined The Hunterian shortly afterwards and has been Curator of Numismatics since 2019.

Suzanne Frey-Kupper

Suzanne Frey-Kupper is a professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick, teaching Numismatics, Classical Archaeology, and topics related to Ancient History and Ancient Visual and Material Culture. Her research is on coin finds from the Western Mediterranean and the north-western provinces of the Roman empire. She has published widely on coins from excavations in Rome, Sicily, Carthage, Aventicum and many other sites to reconstruct monetary history and assess coins in their historical, economical and wider cultural context.
She chaired the foundation of the Swiss Working Group for the Study of Coin Finds, leading in 1991 to the creation of the Swiss Inventory of Coin Finds (SICF) hosted at the Swiss Academy for Human and Social Sciences, the equivalent of the Portable Antiquities Scheme in the UK. With her team, she has created and edited the SICF’s volumes IFS on coin finds and the Bulletin IFS, based on the SICF database. She also worked at Museums and Archaeological Services as their coin expert, and is the curator of Warwick's Classics Department's Antiquities and Coin collection. From 2007 she lectured at the University of Zurich, before joining the University of Warwick in 2011. She is the Money and Medals Network’s line manager from 2022 when Warwick became its host institution.

Megan Gooch

Dr Megan Gooch did her PhD on the Viking coins of York at Durham University and has worked as a coin curator at the British Museum and Historic Royal Palaces. She has served on the Royal and British Numismatic Society Councils and is currently the Medieval and Post-Medieval coin expert on the DCMS Treasure Valuation Committee.

Lynsey Jones

Lynsey has worked in the museums and galleries sector for over 25 years, currently at a strategic level supporting mainly smaller and medium-sized independent and local authority museums through her role as a Museum Development Officer, and also has extensive experience as a curator and collections manager in local authority and independent museums. In 2013 she began working with the Money & Medals Network to bring numismatic expertise and support into the North West through a training programme and small funding grants to enable North West museums to make more use of their numismatic collections. Lynsey has been a member of the MMN steering group since 2019.

Richard Kelleher

Dr Richard Kelleher is Senior Curator of Medieval and Modern Money at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. His research interests include British and crusader numismatics and the reuse of monetary objects in social, religious or political contexts. He has edited the Money and Medals Newsletter since 2005.

Clare Pickersgill

Dr Clare Pickersgill is the Keeper of the University of Nottingham Museum which holds mainly regional archaeology collections from the palaeolithic to the post medieval period. The University of Nottingham Museum also supports Money and Medal Network training events.

Elina Screen

Dr Elina Screen is the first woman to hold the presidency of the British Numismatic Society. Although a number of women have made major contributions to British numismatics and the life of the BNS, including Helen Farquhar (1859-1953) and Marion Archibald (1935-2016), assistant keeper of medieval coins at the British Museum, this is the first time that either the British or the Royal Numismatic Society has elected a female president.

Elina Screen is a university lecturer in medieval history, and General Editor of the Medieval European Coinage project. She has published the Norwegian collections of Anglo-Saxon and British coins for the Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles series. Her numismatic interests include the use of coins and money in the Viking age.

Gareth Williams

Gareth Williams is a historian with a keen interest in numismatics and archaeology, specializing in the Anglo-Saxon and Viking periods. His research is focused on coinage, other systems of exchange, warfare, and military organization, as well as most areas of Viking history. Williams has also been involved in the history and archaeology of Tutbury Castle in Staffordshire, where he led an interdisciplinary research project from 2003-2011.

Williams has been a curator at the British Museum since 1996, and has curated various exhibitions, including 'Vikings: Life and Legend' at the British Museum in 2014, and guest curated the 'Viking Voyagers' exhibition at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth from 2015 to 2017. He is also part of the steering group for the development of the new Museum of the Viking Age in Oslo.

Williams was appointed as Senior Researcher on the 'Viking Phenomenon' research project, funded by the Swedish Research Council, and led by Professor Neil Price at the University of Uppsala. He is an Honorary Reader in Archaeology at UCL, and also lectures on an occasional basis for a number of universities, having supervised and examined PhDs in history and archaeology.