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Dr Mark Blackburn

Dr Mark Blackburn

The British Numismatic Society is sad to announce the death of Dr Mark Blackburn (1953-2011) on 1 September. Dr Blackburn was Keeper of Coins and Medals at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Reader in Numismatics and Monetary History in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He was a leading authority on early medieval coinage, and served as President of the British Numismatic Society 2004-8, and was the 2008 recipient of the Society's John Sanford Saltus medal.

Dr Blackburn's obituary, prepared for the forthcoming British Numismatic Journal vol. 81 (2011) is available here in advance of publication.