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Carl Savage

Carl Savage
Treasure Trove Officer
Research Interests: Numismatics in medieval Scotland and northern England.

Carl Savage is Treasure Trove Officer

Carl Savage is Treasure Trove Officer,

Research interests: both pure and applied numismatics in Scotland, hoarding and motivations in medieval Scotland, single coin finds in Scotland and northern England, archaeological methodologies for numismatics, coins and borders and the influence of borders, coins as cultural objects and expressions of identity and memory.

Carl joined Treasure Trove in September 2022, prior to this he was a CDP researcher in the department for four years and has worked closely with the Treasure Trove unit and the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) in England during this time, delivering special reports on single coin finds as well as hoards. Carl is an experience numismatist focusing on the medieval and post medieval periods in Scotland and northern England, he has a special interest in the Scottish coinage and has recently completed a die study and new classification of the early coinage of David II.

He has published widely on medieval numismatics in both peer reviewed academic journals and magazines and has delivered talks at major conferences such as the IMC and the SCBI conferences. He has also delivered numismatic training to professional bodies such as the PAS and Treasure Trove. He is currently a member of the British Numismatic Society, fellow of the society of Antiquaries of Scotland, a member of the Chartered Institute of Archaeologists (CIfA), a member of the Scottish Medievalists and he has recently been elected as a junior research committee member on the British Academy’s Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles (SCBI) and Medieval Coinage in Europe (MEC) project.

Carl completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Lancashire (BSc in Archaeology) in 2008 and his MA in Medieval Archaeology from the University of York in 2013 and is currently working on his PhD between the University of York and National Museums Scotland (titled ‘Coinage, Landscape and society in the borderlands: economy, politics and identity in Scotland and northern England 1136-1603’).

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