While working at the Fitzwilliam Museum, I catalogued and/or put online the following items (no. of pieces follow in brackets):
- the Museum's collection of Korean coins (1711)
- its Roman Imperial gold & silver coins up to the reign of Gratian, with some bronzes not covered in earlier updates (3371)
- the various items in the Watson Medals Collection (430)
- just over a thousand of the Museum's ancient Greek coins, including the entire Barker Collection (1029)
- the Museum's entire collection of banknotes, updated twice during my employment (1446)
- the Queens' College Collection, including various Roman, Greek, Islamic and Byzantine items (5310 overall)
- the Wyon Collection of medals (104)
- the early modern traders' tokens from the Mossop Collection (78)
- the Museum's entire collection of 18th and 19th-century tokens (1742 and 567 respectively)
- the Rogers Collection of toy coins (1269),
- the ancient, late Roman and Byzantine coins from the Ritchie Post Collection (193), and
- the Roman Provincial coins in the Lewis Collection of Corpus Christi College (872).
A few hundred other items catalogued for display security fit into none of these categories. I also managed a team that catalogued and imaged the Chinese coins in the collection, which I then put online (3755). At the time of writing, more of my work still remains to be put online.
I was also responsible for copy-editing the forthcoming catalogue of the Department's coins of the Mughal empire by Sanjay and Nurassa Garg, and two volumes of the Medieval European Coinage series, and for maintaining, cleaning and updating the Corpus of Early Medieval Coin-Finds and Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles databases, from which I also generated electronically the initial text for the 2006 through 2010 editions of "Coin Register" in the British Numismatic Journal.
Also while at Coins and Medals, I created a number of online resources and exhibitions:
- the Lester Watson Collection of Campaign and Gallantry Medals, which the Museum acquired on loan in 2005 for the Department's Imagery of War exhibition, which I also designed around texts written by Martin Allen
- two pages of the periodical virtual exhibition Coin of the Moment, on a gold penny of King Henry III, based on texts by Martin Allen, and on the Sea Gallantry Medal awarded to Harry Meader, which was all my own work except where otherwise credited
- the online component of the exhibition Anglo-Saxon Art in the Round, with texts by Mark Blackburn and images from Künke Auctions or by me
- a virtual exhibition entitled Antonio Rodriquez and the New Zealand Cross, which more or less explains itself and which was all my own work except where otherwise credited.
- another virtual exhibition entitled Tokens of Revolution: the propaganda coinage of Thomas Spence and his contemporaries, about the self-publicity in metal of a proto-Communist would-be revolutionary in Georgian England, again all my own work except where otherwise credited.
Outreach and other Work
The posts on numismatic matters on my blog, A Corner of Tenth-Century Europe, can be found here, and a slideshow I created as an outcome of the coin handling sessions I ran there for History students is mounted on the blog here.
A virtual exhibition mounted by one of the volunteers I mentored, Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan. Naval Diplomat and Collector is still online here.
A draft version of a blog post soon to appear on the Birmingham University website reporting on a field trip I organised can be found here.
The Fitzwilliam's Hidden Histories project, on whose committee I sat, is online here.
Lastly, an online article I published about the techniques used in my Fitzwilliam post, in the journal The Heroic Age, can be found here.