He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1840, and in 1892 was awarded one of the royal medals for his work on photometry and stellar parallax.
In reward for these services Belisarius was invested with the consular dignity, and medals were struck in his honour.
In the museum are some of the ancient sculptures and mosaics discovered in Algeria, together with medals and Algerian money.
He was the recipient of many medals and honorary degrees and was created K.C.B.
" The subsidiary rays of medals and inscriptions, of geography and chronology, were thrown on their proper objects; and I applied the collections of Tillemont, whose inimitable accuracy almost assumes the character of genius, to fix and arrange within my reach the loose and scattered atoms of historical information."
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