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Richard Reece wins Derek Allen Prize for Numismatics

31 July 2014

Late Iron Age and Roman coins found at Dovedale, Derbyshire (© Richard Davenport Photography / National Trust)

UCL Emeritus Richard Marsden Reece has been awarded the 2014 Derek Allen Prize for Numismatics

This annual prize, awarded by the British Academy, commemorates Derek Fortrose Allen FBA (1910–1975), and was founded in 1976 by his widow, Mrs Winifred Allen, and her sons to provide an award for outstanding published work by a scholar of any nationality in one of three academic fields in which Mr Allen had particular interest: musicology, numismatics, and Celtic studies.

Dr Richard Reece, Emeritus Reader in Later Roman Archaeology and Numismatics, at the UCL Institute of Archaeology is a pre-eminent Romano-British numismatist, undertaking research and teaching at the Institute until his retirement in 1999. He has authored a number of standard texts on coinage including The Coinage of Roman Britain (2002) and Identifying Roman Coins (with Simon James, 2000), while Roman coins are analysed using 'Reece periods' named after his work. Read more»

The winners of the British Academy's 2014 prizes and medals will receive their awards at the British Academy's annual awards ceremony on 25 November 2014.