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Dr Richard Kelleher

Memberships: British Numismatic Society, Finds Research Group AD700-1700, Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East


Awards/Prizes: AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award; BNS Blunt Prize 2014


Career Summary: Field Archaeologist, Museum Assistant, SSN Co-ordinator, Project Curator: Money and Medals Network


Areas of interest/research: Medieval Archaeology, coinage of medieval Europe, interpreting single finds and excavation assemblages, secondary use of coins, Crusader coins.


Details of books/publications relating to your work on Money and Medals:

  • ‘The Coins’. In David Baker, Selborne Priory: Excavations 1953-1971, Hampshire Field  Club  Monograph 12 (2015).

  • 'The re-use of coins in medieval England and Wales c.1050–1550: An introductory survey’, Yorkshire Numismatist 4 (2012), pp.183-200.

  • 'The Tutbury hoard', with Williams, G., in Tutbury: ‘A Castle Firmly Built’: Archaeological and historical investigations at Tutbury Castle, Staffordshire by Malcolm Hislop, Mark Kincey and Gareth Williams. British Archaeological Reports 546 (2011): pp-pp. 62-87.

  • 'Saxon, Medieval and Post-Medieval Coins', with Cooke, N., in Settling the Ebbsfleet Valley, Vol. 4 Saxon and Later Finds and Environmental Reports, by Andrews, P., Mepham, L., Schuster, J. and Stevens, C.J., (Oxford Wessex Archaeology 2011): 19-21.

  • 'Medieval and post-medieval coins' in 'St Mary’s church, Barnes: archaeological investigations, 1978-83' by Cowie, R. and  McCracken, S. Surrey Archaeological Collections 96 (2011): pp-pp.

  • 'Coins in Context: Archaeology, Treasure and the Portable Antiquities Scheme', with Leins, I, in The British Museum and the Future of Numismatics. Proceedings of a conference held to mark the 150th anniversary of the British Museum's Department of Coins and Medals 2011, Edited by B. Cook (London: British Museum Press. 2011): 18-24.

  • ‘The 'English Custom': folding coins in medieval England’. Treasure Hunting Magazine (April 2010): 79-82.

  • ‘Coins and Tokens’ in Beresford, G. Caldecote: The development and desertion of a Hertfordshire village. Society for Medieval Archaeology 2009: 211-212.

  • ‘A lead impression of a French coin from Somerset’. Spink’s Numismatic Circular CXVI. 6 (2008): 297-298.

  • ‘Medieval and later coins from near Orford Castle, Suffolk’. British Numismatic Journal 78 (2008): 248-254.

  • ‘Roman, Medieval and Later Coins from the Vintry, City of London’, with Leins, I. Numismatic Chronicle 168 (2008): 167-240.

  • 'Chronology' timeline. In Money: A History. Eagleton, C. & Williams, J. (London: British Museum Press. 2007) :258-259

  • ‘Gold is the strength, the sinnewes of the world: Continental gold and Tudor England’. British Numismatic Journal 77 (2007): 210-225.

  • ‘1343 and all that: previously unnoticed documents relating to England’s new gold and silver coins’, with C. Eagleton, British Numismatic Journal 76 (2006): 340-344.

Assistant Keeper: Medieval and Modern Coins


Department of Coins and Medals,

Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB


email: rmk34 @


External links:, Fitzwilliam Museum