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The annual 2003 meeting in the Netherlands

       Saturday 18 October 2003
The Museum of Antiquities / Royal Coin cabinet, Rapenburg 26, Leiden
On Saturday October 18th 2003, the annual ONS-meeting in the Netherlands will be held at the premises of the
National Museum of Antiquities, Rapenburg 28 at Leiden.
(!!! Museum entrance !!!)

Again a number of different subjects will be covered. As previous years, we propose to end the day with a diner in an oriental atmosphere and again as previous 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/tea in the museum cafe at the ground floor of museum of Antiquities.

Note: Due the merger of the Royal Coin-cabinet into the Money- and Bank Museum, the activities at Leiden will cease from the 1st of October and to be moved to Utrecht where the new museum will be housed at the premises of the present Royal Dutch Mint. We are very grateful to the director of the Money- and Bank Museum that for our annual meeting accommodation is provided at the Museum of Antiquities at Leiden till the proposed Museum in Utrecht is functioning.

10.30 - 12.30 lectures will be held in the auditorium at the 2nd floor of the Museum of Antiquities, some of the topics will be:
Ancient Indian Metrology and ancient PMC's of the Baghelkhand region, by Paul Murphy.

Siamese gambling tokens by Frank Hendriks.

Further topics will be: Rohilla gold coins and a mint and date list of the Rohillas by Frank Timmermann. Additional 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. €. 8.50/p.) at Camino Real, Doelensteeg 8.
14.15 - 14.45 lectures in the auditorium of the museum;
Continuation of the morning session.
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. The present exhibitions are: For Temple and pub; Roman Imperial money and Emperors out of the clay; Roman money in Albaniana (Alphen aan den Rijn). Both exhibitions can still be viewed till 25 January 2004, when the exhibition room at Leiden will finally be closed.

(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. € 20,=/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 15th 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 €4. Parking along the Rapenburg is also possible, a day-ticket will cost €8,=.

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