|Mike Bonser d.1st March 2013|
For those of you who knew him, there is sad news that, after a courageous battle against a long illness, Mike Bonser has died.
He made a huge contribution to numismatics, co-founding with Mark Blackburn what became the Coin Register and as a result he was among the first winners of the Jeffrey North prize in 2008. In his presentation of the award, Mark Blackburn acknowledged Mike's integrity and the enthusiasm which enabled him to successfully bridge the divide between detectorists and academics. This helped ensure that finds from productive sites were disclosed and thus facilitated the establishment of the Portable Antiquities Scheme.
His death is a great loss to his family, friends, numismatic colleagues and numismatics in general.