John Philip Cozens Kent 1928–2000

Andrew Burnett and Marion Archibald

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

Published by British Academy

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780197262788
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754210 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

John Philip Cozens Kent 1928–2000

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John Kent FBA, Keeper of Coins and Medals in the British Museum from 1983 to 1990, was the world's leading authority on the coinage of the late Roman Empire and presented the coinage of that complicated period in a modern and systematic way. He published The Roman Imperial Coinage (RIC) volumes VIII and X. Kent studied the Merovingian coins from the Sutton Hoo Mound 1 ship burial and was able to provide evidence towards a revised interpretation of the mound's historical context. Obituary by Andrew Burnett and Marion Archibald.

Keywords: John Kent; FBA; British Academy; numismatics; British Museum; Roman Imperial Coinage; Sutton Hoo; Andrew Burnett; Marion Archibald

Chapter.  7024 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Methods and Historiography

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