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The annual 2001 meeting in the Netherlands

       Saturday 20 October 2001
The Museum of Antiquities / Royal Coincabinet, Rapenburg 28, Leiden
On Saturday October 20th 2001, the annual ONS-meeting in the Netherlands will be held at the premises of the Museum of Antiquities / Royal Coincabinet, Rapenburg 28 at Leiden.
Attention! As the Museum opens only at 12 o'clock you are requested to use the service-entrance at the rear of the Museum (Papengracht 26)

Again a number of different subjects will be covered. As previous years, we propose to end the day again with a diner in an oriental atmosphere, again as last year we have opted for the speciality restaurant Asian Palace. We hope that again many people will attend the ONS-meeting and stimulate the mutual contact among the members.

The tentative program will be:

09.30 - 10.15 welcome with coffee in the library of the Royal Coincabinet
10.30 - 12.30 lectures in the auditorium of the museum;
Some of the topics will be:
Presentation by Paul Murphy of his much-awaited book on the Silver Punch-marked Coinage of the Kosala State Region (c.600-470 BC) continued by an introduction to the next series of Punch-marked coinage of the Vatsa Janapada, as part of the Ahata project supported by the IIRNS in Nasik and the ONS.
Stan Goron will give a presentation of his magnum opus: The Coins of the Indian Sultanates, covering the Area of Present-day India, Pakistan and Bangladesh (see also the leaflet enclosed).

Some short papers, questions, news items and what else will be brought forward. Members are invited to come forward with such short items.

12.45 - 14.00 Joint lunch (aprox. Dfl. 17,50/p.) at Camino Real, Doelensteeg 8.
14.15 - 14.45 lectures in the auditorium of the museum;
Continuation of the morning session with a Cultural and Numismatic impression of Uzbekistan by your secretary.
14.45 - 15.00 viewing of the coins for auction.
15.00 - 16.30 auction of some Oriental coins. (Again a number of coins have been donated to the ONS. With the proceeds of this auction, the ONS will be supported; 5% will be added to the hammer- price) For the catalogue of the coins, see separate list.
Any postal-bids should be sent to the address mentioned below.
16.30-17.00 Communications among members and informal get-together as well as a possibility to visit the exhibition-room of the Royal Coin-cabinet. (Note: the museum closes at 17.00 h.)
17.15 - c. 21.00 A drink at North End English Pub (on the corner of Noordeinde / Rapenburg, followed by a diner (c. Dfl.40,=/p. excl. drinks) in the speciality restaurant Asian Palace, Steenstraat 55.

We hope to welcome as many members as previous years. Please inform us, at the latest before the 17th of Oct., whether you are planning to attend the meeting and if you will stay with us for diner.

Please do inform:         Jan Lingen
        Dr. A.Schweitzerstraat 29
        NL - 2861 XZ
telf.: +31 (0)182-35 70 92
GSM: +31 06 533 06 189
fax.: +31 (0)182-35 70 93
E-mail: lingen@wxs.nl

Travelguide and parkingfacilities at Leiden:
Leiden is easily reached by train from either Amsterdam, The Hague or Rotterdam. The museum is located at approx. 10 minutes walking distance from the railway-station.

By car the locality can be reached as follows:
via motorway A4 (Amsterdam - Rotterdam): turn off the motorway at "Leiden/Zoeterwoude dorp, resp. Voorschoten", follow N206 direction Katwijk (via Europaweg, Voorschoterweg, Churchilllaan), just before the bridge across the river Old Rhine turn left, (Haagweg) and follow direction "CENTRUM"

within the city limits of Leiden need, almost without exception, to be paid for. Visitors by car are advised, after having followed the before mentioned route into the direction CENTRUM, to follow the signs P "Haagweg". From here it takes approx. 5 - 10 minutes to walk to the museum. Small coaches may bring you to the centre as well. A day-ticket will cost Dfl. 7,50. Parking along the Rapenburg is also possible, a day-ticket will cost Dfl 16,=.

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