March 8, 2012 – Philip Grierson (1910-2006) was the most important numismatist of his time. One hundred years from his birth, this book presents a number of texts to remember him.
Lucia Travaini (ed.), Philip Grierson, Irish Bulls and Numismatics. Quasar 2011 122 pages. ISBN 978-88-7140-470-7. 18,00 euro.
The volume comprises a short biography; the reprint of an almost unknown paper he wrote in 1938 as an example of the Irish sense of the absurd; the reprint of an interview published in 1978 in the journal of his College (Gonville and Caius); the Latin text (with English and Italian translations) which accompanied his Cambridge University honorary degree in 1993; the English translation of an article dedicated to his scientific activity published by Lucia Travaini in the “Rivista di Storia Economica” 2006, and finally his complete bibliography from 1934 to 2006.
For more information, please check the Quasar website.
A short overview on the person of Philip Grierson offers a page on the Fitzwilliam Museum website.