28 January 2023
Dr Kevin Clancy has ended his term as president of the British Numismatic Society (BNS), with Dr Elina Screen, the first woman to hold the presidency, taking on the role.
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.