International Honour for Outstanding Scholarship

A Visiting Professor at our University's School of Archaeology and Ancient History is being honoured for his outstanding work.

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) awards its 2017 Archer M. Huntington Award for Excellence in Numismatic Scholarship to Dr Roger Bland (pictured).

Dr Bland is being recognised for his outstanding career contributions to numismatic scholarship. The award ceremony will be held on Friday, 20 October 2017 in New York City. The event will include the Silvia Mani Hurter Memorial Lecture by Dr Bland, entitled “How Coin Finds are Changing the face of Roman Britain: the Contribution of the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

Roger Bland retired in 2015 as Keeper of the Departments of Prehistory & Europe and Portable Antiquities & Treasure at the British Museum.