English antiquary, who worked as secretary to William Cobbett. Akerman had a lifelong interest in the study of coins and helped found the Numismatic Society of London in 1836. Soon afterwards he began editing the Numismatic Journal. He was influential as the secretary of the Society of Antiquaries of London (1848–60), and in 1855 published Remains of Pagon Saxondum, a synthesis of recent discoveries.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology in Oxford Reference.