Paul DiMarzio

"The London Mint : A Collector’s Perspective"

Paul has been employed by the IBM Corporation since graduating from the University of Connecticut in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering.  Paul also holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.  He is currently responsible for developing and executing the technical strategy for hosting business applications on IBM’s System z (mainframe) brand of computer servers.

Paul became interested in coin collecting as a young boy but set the hobby aside while pursuing education and building a family.  Paul re-entered the hobby in 1999, focusing on United States type coins.  He first became interested in Roman coinage in 2001 and rapidly shifted his attention from US coinage to Roman coinage exhibiting British themes.

His core collection consists of approximately 300 folles issued by the Roman mint of Londinium, dating from the recapture of Britannia in 296/7 AD through the closing of this mint in approximately 325 AD.  He also enjoys collecting Roman coinage issued from 208-211 AD containing references to the Severan campaign in Britannia.

This conference represents Paul's first numismatic paper and presentation.

Numismatic Memberships:

American Numismatic Association
Croton River Numismatic Society
Numismatic Bibliomania Society
Ancient Coin Collector’s Guild