The fund created by friends of Barclay Vincent Head, Hon. D.Litt., late Keeper of Coins and Medals in the British Museum, offered to the University, with a view to perpetuate his memory by the foundation of a prize for the encouragement of the study of Ancient Numismatics, shall be invested by the University, and the income arising from it shall be devoted to the maintenance of a prize to be called the Barclay Head Prize for Ancient Numismatics.
The Barclay Head Prize for Ancient Numismatics is managed by the School of Archaeology and is awarded for a dissertation or essay that displays great merit in a subject connected with Ancient Numismatics, not later than the beginning of the Fifth Century A.D.
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- 2019 - Stephen Domican: "How did Roman currency develop between the 6th century BC and the issuing of the denarius in the midst of the Second Punic War?"
- 2018 - Joseph Robson: "Continuity and Change in Coin Hoarding Practices from Iron-Age to Roman Kent c. 55 BC - AD 85"
- 2017 - George Prew: "Enigmatic Ruler of Central Asia’: A Reconsideration of the Sophytes Coinage"
- 2016 - George Green: "The typicality of the Ramallas hoard in the context of late first century BC hoarding, with particular reference to Spain"
- 2015 - Simon Glen: "Heliocles and Laodice of Bactria: a Reconsideration"