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Tom Hockenhull

Career Summary: Museum Assistant


Areas of interest/research: modern money 1700–present, Currency of Communism (Art Fund research/acquisition project grant), museums in wartime


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

  • (with I Hislop) I Object: Ian Hislop’s search for dissent (London: Thames and Hudson, 2018)

  • ‘Rising above the Propaganda: German Medallic Art in Britain (1914–1919)’ in Phagan, Patricia and van Alfen, Peter (eds), The Art of Devastation: Medals and Posters of the Great War (New York: American Numismatic Society, 2017), 137–154

  • ‘Stamped all over the King’s Head: Defaced Coins and Women’s Suffrage’, British Numismatic Journal, 86 (2016), 238-245.

  • (ed) Symbols of Power: Ten Coins that Changed the World (London: British Museum Press, 2015)

  • ‘‘Mediocre essays in Medallic Vituperation’: German First World War medals and the British Museum’, The Medal, 64 (2014), 16-31

  • ‘The British Museum and the Blitz: Coins and Medals in Wartime’, British Numismatic Journal, 82 (2012), 192-202

Curator of Modern Money

Department of Coins and Medals,

British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG


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tom hockenhull