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The British Numismatic Society

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Christopher Blunt Centenary, 1904-2004

Papers given at a Meeting of the British Numismatic Society, 22 June 2004

Image of Christopher Blunt

At its June 2004 meeting the Society celebrated the hundredth’s anniversary of the birth of Christopher Evelyn Blunt (1904-1987), who was the most influential figure in British numismatics during the twentieth century.

Four papers were read reviewing different aspects of Christopher Blunt’s contribution to numismatics. These were followed by three personal reflections, including two from close members of the family.

All these can be read here as PDF files. In order to do so you will need to have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer. This can be downloaded free from Adobe by clicking here.

Introduction by Mark Blackburn, President

Early Years and his Contribution to Later Medieval Numismatics by Peter Woodhead

Post War Years and his Contribution to Anglo-Saxon Numismatics by Marion M. Archibald

Some Reflections on Christopher Blunt's Research Methodology
and his role in the British and Royal Numismatic Societies
by Hugh Pagan

Christopher Blunt and Historians by Stewart Lyon

Christopher Blunt as a Person by Lord Stewartby

Reflections from a Daughter-in-Law by Julia M. Blunt

Some Memories of Christopher by Karl F. Morrison