I am delighted to announce that I have been awarded the British Numismatic Society’s Blunt Prize for 2020!

Named after the pioneering Anglo-Saxon numismatist Christopher Evelyn Blunt (1904-1987), the Blunt Prize is awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to the study of the coins, tokens, banknotes and medals of Britain and the former British Empire. This year, the BNS singled me out for my ‘considerable output, energy and commitment to British numismatics’, and drew attention to my ongoing work on the remarkable collection of Elizabethan coins assembled by the late Chris Comber.

The list of previous recipients is a veritable ‘who’s who’ of numismatics and economic history, and it is a great honour to join their ranks. Many thanks to the Council of the British Numismatic Society for this most generous award!