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
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
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
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