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Lekkerkerk, August, 2008

The annual 2008 meeting in the Netherlands

       Saturday 18 October 2008
Geldmuseum, Leidseweg 90, Utrecht
On Saturday October 18th 2008, the annual ONS-meeting in the Netherlands will be held at the premises of the
Geldmuseum, Leidseweg 90, Utrecht.

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 we have opted for the nearby speciality restaurant "Jasmijn & ik". 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 h Welcome with coffee/tea in the museum café at the ground floor.
10.30 - 12.30 h lectures will be held in the auditorium of the Museum.
The provisional program consist of a presentation by Drs.Anna van‘t Haaff* on the Persis, Dr. Ruud Schüttenhelm will present a talk on the life-time and posthumous portraits on the coins of Hermaios; Dr. Tjong Ding Yih will talk on The (Numismatic) Occurrence of the Central Asian ornamental Bodom (almond) Design.
*Drs. Anna van‘t Haaff has still some copies left of his publication on Saurastra/Surasena (€15,00) and the Elymais (€45,00) which he will bring with him to the meeting. Further info: vanthaaff@zeelandnet.nl

Additional short papers, questions, news items, etc. are welcome.

12.45 - 14.00 h Joint indoor lunch (approx. € 12,50/p.p.) at “First-strike” room.
14.15 - 14.45 h Lectures in the auditorium of the Museum;
Continuation of the morning session.
14.45 - 15.00 h viewing of the coins for auction.
15.00 - 16.30 h 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). The auction list can also be consulted at the ONS website: auction list.
16.30 - 17.00 h Communications among members and informal get-together.

(Note: the museum closes at 17.00 h.)
17.15 - c. 21.00 h A drink, followed by a diner (ca. € 22,=/p. excl. drinks) in the Asian restaurant “Jasmijn & Ik”, Kanaalstraat 219, Utrecht.

We hope to welcome in Utrecht as many members as in previous years in previous years. Please inform us, at the latest before the 15th of October 2008 whether you are planning to attend the meeting and also if you intend to stay with us for diner.

Please do inform:         Jan Lingen
        Lange Stoep 25
        NL – 2941 AE LEKKERKERK
telf.: +31 (0)180 66 56 07
GSM: +31 06 533 06 189
fax.: +31 (0)182-35 70 93
E-mail: lingen@wxs.nl

Travelguide and parking facilities at Utrecht:
Utrecht is most centrally located and from the Central Station it takes about 10 minutes walking to the ‘Geldmuseum’. Take at the Central Station exit ‘Jaarbeursplein’. Cross the square and the road (Croeselaan) and turn right. Pass by the office building of ‘Reaal’. Cross the road at the traffic lights and continue in the same direction till the canal. Turn left and continue this road till you find the Museum at the left-hand side of the road, at the corner of Leidseweg/Muntkade.

Local public transport:
Tram (Utrecht CS direction Nieuwegein-IJsselstein) and bus (line 7 direction Kanaleneiland) will bring you near the Museum (both stops: Graadt van Roggenweg).

For more detailed information, about the public transport facilities, consult http://www.9292ov.nl

By car the locality can be reached as follows:
Coming from Amsterdam via motorway A2, take exit 17 (Jaarbeurs, Centrum). At the first roundabout with traffic-lights continue straight on (Laan der Verenigde Naties – Graadt van Roggenweg. After the first traffic-light keep left and after about 100 m at the second traffic-light make a U-turn (you will cross the tram-way) and follow now the Graadt van Roggenweg in opposite direction. After about 250 m keep right-hand lane and turn right just before the bridge. You are now on the Muntstraat/Muntkade. The museum is located, after about 200m, at the end of the street.

Coming from the direction ‘s-Gravenhage/Rotterdam or Arnhem via A12, take A2 direction Amsterdam and exit 8 (Jaarbeurs, Centrum) and following further the directions as described above. The same applies while coming from the direction ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

From direction Amersfoort via A28 or Hilversum via A27, follow the Ring Utrecht via A27 (direction Breda)/’s-Hertogenbosch, thereafter A12 (Rotterdam/’s-Gravenhage) and finally A2, exit 8 (Centrum/Jaarbeurs) and follow further directions as described above.

Paid parking has been introduced on the streets around the Museum. Free parking is still available across the bridge opposite the Museum, but because of residential parking one may have to search a little for a vacant place.

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