Europe section

European Section Meetings

The Society holds European section meetings in The Netherlands, Germany and Ukraine.

O.N.S. Meeting in Belgium on Saturday 13th November 2021

Due to the stricter Covid-19 measures in the Netherlands, the annual meeting of the Oriental Numismatic Society will take place on Saturday, November 13, 2021 (10.00h – 17.30h) in the Elckerlyczaal of the historical Beguinage of Diest, Belgium. Reception with coffee and tea from 09.30h. During lunch break, there is the possibility to have a light meal in “De Kapel” of the Beguinage.

Some of the topics of the meeting will be:

  • Jan Peter Schouten, Hindu gods on colonial coins.
  • Yngve Karlsson, A Hoard of Sasanian Silver Coins Found in Mongolia.
  • Jonathan Ouellet, The Imitation Game: An Analytical Examination of Georgian-Sasanian Coins.
  • Roland Dauwe, The colonial issues of Julia Domna in Asia and Egypt and their chronological order.
  • Ehsan Shavarebi, A ‘Jahrhundertsammlung’: New Materials for Ancient Iranian Numismatics in the Coin Cabinet of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna.
  • Kris Van den Cruyce, The Coinage of Bhutan up to the mid-20th Century.
  • book presentations by Ad Lansen and Roland Dauwe.

As usual there will also be room for questions, news items, etc. Members are invited to come forward with it.

Traditionally, at the end of the meeting a small auction of Oriental coins and related books will be held. During the coming days, the auction with photos will be published on https://www.zeno.ru/showgallery.php?cat=22344

Absentee bids for this auction are welcome and need to be sent, either by post or e-mail to the Regional Secretary Europe. e-mail: patrick.pasmans@hotmail.com

Members who want to attend the meeting are requested to inform the Regional Secretary, patrick.pasmans@hotmail.com at the latest by 29 October 2021 at 5 PM. They will receive confirmation of their registration and the most recent information of the local and national Covid19 measures.

Afterwards there will be dinner. Members who wish to do so can book a room at the hotel.

Regional Secretary Europe

P. Pasmans
Leuvensesteenweg 284 bus 3
3200 Aarschot
Belgium
mail: patrick.pasmans@hotmail.com

Photo “Participants of the ONS-meeting in Leiden on Saturday 20 October 2018 in front of the Lipsius-building of the Leiden University.”

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The aims of the Society are to promote the systematic study of the coins, medals and currency, both ancient and modern, of India, the Far East, the Islamic countries and their non-Western predecessors. It was founded in 1970 and its membership of almost 600 people are spread over approximately 40 countries.

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