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Prof Theodore Buttrey - Awarded the Wolfgang Hahn Medal

Published: Tue 10 Jan 2012

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Mark Blackburn, LittD, FSA

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dr Mark Blackburn (1953-2011), Keeper of Coins and Medals in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Reader in Numismatics and Monetary History in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at the University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He died peacefully at home on 1 September after a long struggle against cancer.

Published: Thu 1 Dec 2011

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Coin Room recent feature of Coins Weekly article

The coin room was recently the feature of an article in Muenzen Woche. An English version of the article is available online, you can view it by clicking on the link below.

Published: Mon 1 Aug 2011

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Dr Mark Blackburn - Awarded D.Litt and the Derek Allen Prize

Dr Mark Blackburn, the Keeper of Coins and Medals at the Fitzwilliam Museum since 1991, who is widely recognised as one of the greatest scholars in numismatics today, has recently won two prestigious awards.

Published: Tue 28 Jun 2011

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Auction catalogues hit 45,000

Received 2 November 2009 from Professor Buttrey

At 12.10 (noon) today the total of the library of numismatic auction catalogues and fixed price lists reached 45000 items.

Published: Mon 2 Nov 2009

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Profile: Philip Grierson (1910-2006)

"... the foremost medieval numismatist of our time, or indeed perhaps of any time." Lord Stewartby

Philip Grierson, medieval historian and numismatist, benefactor and the Fitzwilliam Museum’s Honorary Keeper of Coins since 1949, died on 15 January 2006, aged 95.
The Fitzwilliam Museum Review 2004-2006

Published: Mon 4 Jun 2007

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