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Regional Secr. O.N.S.
Lange Stoep 25
NL-2941 AE LEKKERKERK

Oriental Numismatic Society

Lekkerkerk, August, 2013

The annual 2013 meeting in the Netherlands

       Saturday 19 October 2013
Geldmuseum, Leidseweg 90, Utrecht
On Saturday October 19th 2013, the annual ONS-meeting in the Netherlands will be held at the premises of the
Money-museum (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. We hope that again many people will attend the ONS-meeting and stimulate the mutual contact among the members.
Note: As we are charged for the extra security during the morning session, when the museum is still closed, an attendance fee of € 7.50 will be requested for.

The tentative program:

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 will consist of presentations by Patrick Pasmans: The coinage of Attambelos IV of Characene; Jan Lucassen & Jan Lingen: Two lacs of Bharatpur and ‘Bindrabund’ rupees and 15 bags of copper pyce, captured on Christmas ‘eve 1804; Shailendra Bhandare: 'Deep monetization' and 'Kachchafication' of copper currency in early 19th century.

Additional questions, news items, etc. (as time allows) are still welcome.

12.45 - 14.00 h Joint indoor lunch (approx. € 12,50/p.p.). Possibility to visit the exhibitions in the museum.
14.15 - 14.45 h Lectures in the lecture room or library 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). All items of the auction can also be viewd at ZENO.
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. € 20,=/p. excl. drinks) at the Chinese restaurant “Paradijs”, Vredenburg 28, 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 16th of October 2013 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
E-mail: lingen@wxs.nl

Travel guide 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). Continue straight across the fly-over to Laan der Verenigde Naties – Graadt van Roggenweg. Just across the bridge take the first parking Jaarbeurs (P1) on the right. The museum can be reached from here within 5 minutes walk.

Coming from the direction 's-Gravenhage/Rotterdam or Arnhem via A12, take A2 direction Amsterdam and exit 8 (Jaarbeurs, Centrum) and follow 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.

Parking
Paid parking has been introduced in almost all streets around the Museum, therefore it is advised to park at the Jaarbeurs parking P1 as described above. Exit parking cards for € 10,= can be obtained during the day from the party manager.

Yours Sincerely,
                Jan Lingen

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