Dr Rory Naismith

Junior Research Fellow

Contact details

Tel. (direct): 01223 332918
Email rn242@cam.ac.uk
Fax: 01223 332923

Responsibilities and Research Interests:

Rory is a Junior Research Fellow at Clare College, but recently concluded a PhD in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic on 'History and Coinage in Southumbrian England, c. 750-865', jointly supervised by Prof. Simon Keynes and Dr Mark Blackburn. In recent years he has also been engaged as an Editorial Assistant in the Department of Coins and Medals on two projects: Derek Chick's corpus of the coins of Offa of Mercia (soon to be published as The Coinage of Offa and his Contemporaries (London, forthcoming)) and Yvonne Harvey's catalogue of coins from the Anglo-Saxon and Medieval mint of Winchester (to be published in as The Mint and Coins of Winchester, Winchester Studies 8 Oxford forthcoming).

His primary research interests are the history and coinage of Anglo-Saxon England and early medieval Europe.

Academic history

2009-: Junior Research Fellow, Clare College, Cambridge.

2006-9: Trinity College, Cambridge, PhD in ASNaC: 'History and Coinage in Southumbrian England, c. 750-865'.

2005-6: Trinity College, Cambridge, MPhil in ASNaC.

2002-5: Trinity College, Cambridge, BA(Hons) in ASNaC.


'Six English Finds of Carolingian-Era Gold Coins', NC 170 (forthcoming).

The Coinage of Southern England 796-c. 865, British Numismatic Society Special Publication (London forthcoming)

'The Coinage of Offa Revisited', BNJ 80 (forthcoming).

'Kingship and Learning in the Broad Penny Coinage of the Mercian Supremacy', Currency and Cultural Exchange , ed. T. Abramson (Studies in Early Medieval Coinage 2, Woodbridge forthcoming).

'Money of the saints. Church and coinage in early Anglo-Saxon England', Anglo-Saxon 2 (forthcoming).

'The Kufic Coin' (with Helen Brown) in Yvonne Harvey, The Mint and Coins of Winchester, Winchester Studies 8 (Oxford forthcoming).

'Numismatics' and 'Numismatic Literature', De Gruyter Lexicon: Trends in Medieval Studies, ed. A. Classen (Berlin forthcoming).

Derek Chick, The Coinage of Offa and his Contemporaries, edited by Mark Blackburn and Rory Naismith (London forthcoming).

'Real and Metaphorical Libraries in Virgil the Grammarian's Epitomae and Epistolae', Journal of Medieval Latin 19 (2009), 148-72

'A New Canterbury Type for Egbert of Wessex', NCirc 117 (2009), 8-9.

'Antiquity, Authority and Religion in the Epitomae and Epistolae of Virgilius Maro Grammaticus', Peritia 20 (2008), 59-85.

'Tribrach Pennies of Eadberht "Præn" and Eadwald', BNJ 78 (2008), 216-22.

'A New Moneyer for Egbert of Wessex's West Saxon Mint', NCirc 116 (2008), 192-4.

'An Eighteenth-Century Single-Find of Offa from Regensburg?', NCirc 116 (2008), 115-16.

'Index of Medieval People and Places', in Leicester Abbey. Medieval History, Archaeology and Manuscript Studies, ed. J. Story, J. Bourne and R. Buckley (Leicester, 2006), 297-310.

'An Offa You Can't Refuse? Eight-Century Mercian Titulature on Coins and in Charters', Quæstio Insularis 7 (2006), 89-118.

'Islamic coins from early medieval England', Numismatic Chronicle 165 (2005), 193-222

'A hoard of Byzantine copper coins ending with the last year of Maurice', Numismatic Chronicle 164 (2004), 296-9