Royal Numismatic Society
|Headquarters||London, United Kingdom|
The Royal Numismatic Society (RNS) is a learned society and charity based in London, United Kingdom which promotes research into all branches of numismatics. Its patron as of 2014[update] was Queen Elizabeth II. Foremost collectors and researchers, both professional and amateur, in the field of numismatics are amongst the fellows of the Society . They must be elected to the Society by the Council. Fellows may use the honorific post-nominal FRNS in their titles. The Numismatic Chronicle is the annual publication of the Royal Numismatic Society. A decade index is published in every tenth volume, and the most recent decade index is on the Royal Numismatic Society website.
The society was founded in 1836 as the Numismatic Society of London and received the title "Royal Numismatic Society" from Edward VII by Royal Charter in 1904.
Presidents of the RNS
- 1836-39 John Lee
- 1839-41 Edward Hawkins
- 1841-43 H. H. Wilson
- 1843-45 Lord Albert Conyngham
- 1845-47 H. H. Wilson
- 1847-49 W. D. Haggard
- 1849-51 Edward Hawkins
- 1851-55 The Lord Londesborough (Formerly Lord Albert Conyngham, President 1843-45)
- 1855-74 W. S. W. Vaux
- 1874-1908 Sir John Evans
- 1908-14 Sir Henry Hoyle Howorth
- 1914-19 Sir Arthur Evans
- 1919-30 Sir Charles Oman
- 1930-35 Percy H. Webb
- 1935-36 Sir George MacDonald
- 1936-37 Percy H. Webb
- 1937-42 E. A. Sydenham
- 1942-48 Harold Mattingly
- 1948-53 C. H. V. Sutherland
- 1953-56 Michael Grant
- 1956-61 C. E. Blunt
- 1961-66 Philip Grierson
- 1966-70 D. F. Allen
- 1970-74 Colin M. Kraay (de)
- 1974-79 R. A. G. Carson
- 1979-84 D. G. Sellwood
- 1984-89 J. P. C. Kent
- 1989-94 T. V. Buttrey
- 1994-99 D. M. Metcalf
- 1999-2004 H. B. Mattingly
- 2005-2009 Joe Cribb
- 2009–2013 Nicholas Mayhew
- 2013-present Andrew Burnett
The RNS also publishes the series Coin Hoards.
The RNS also publishes Special Publications (SP). These include the following titles:
- SP12: P. Balog, Coinage of the Ayyubids, 1981.
- SP20: A.S. Robertson, An Inventory of Romano-British Coin Hoards IX, 2000.
- SP21: N.G. Rhodes, K. Gabrisch and C. Valdettaro: The Coinage of Nepal, 1989
- SP23: M. Archibald & M. Cowell (eds), Metallurgy in Numismatics III, 1993.
- SP24: D.J. Macdonald, The Coinage of Aphrodisias, 1992.
- SP25: R.T. Williams, The Silver Coinage of Velia, 1992.
- SP26: G.L. Duncan, Coin Circulation in the Balkan and Danubian Provinces, A.D. 294-578, 1993.
- SP30: W.A. Oddy & M. Cowell (eds), Metallurgy in Numismatics IV, 1998.
- SP31: N.J. Mayhew (ed.), The Gros Tournois, 1997.
- SP32: D.M. Metcalf, An Atlas of Anglo-Saxon and Norman Coin Finds, c. 973-1086, 1998.
- SP34: K. Butcher, Coinage in Roman Syria, 2004.
- SP36: R. Abdy, I. Leins & J. Williams (eds), Coin Hoards from Roman Britain XI, 2002.
- SP37: D. Hartill, Qing Cash, 2003.
- SP38: Y. Courtney, Public House Tokens in England and Wales c.1830-c.1920, 2004.
- SP39: H.M. Malek, The Dabuyid Ispahbads and Early 'Abbasid Governors of Tabaristan: History and Numismatics, 2004.
- SP40: K.A. Sheedy, The Archaic and early Classical Coinages of the Cyclades, 2006.
- SP41: W. Seaby & S.A.Ireland, A Catalogue of Ancient Coins in the Cabinet of Sir Rodger Newdigate of Arbury Hall, * Warwickshire: A Grand Tour Collection in the Warwickshire Museum.
- SP42: J.A.W., The Bronze Coinage of the Achaian Koinon, The Currency of a Federal Ideal.
- SP43: A. Johnston, Greek Imperial Denominations, ca 200-275: A study of the Roman Provincial Bronze Coinages of Asia Minor.
- SP44: J. Casey, A Catalogue of the Greek, Roman and Byzantine Coins in Sinop Museum (Turkey) and Related Historical and Numismatic Studies.
- SP45: R. Penhallurick (ed. by P. Guest and N. Wells), Ancient and Early Medieval Coins from Cornwall and Scilly.
- SP46: R. Bland and X. Loriot, Roman and Early Byzantine Gold Coins Found in Britain and Ireland.
- SP47: V.S. Curtis, M.E. Askari, E.J. Pendleton, R. Hodges, A-A. Safi, Sasanian Coins: A Sylloge of the Sasanian Coins in the National Museum of Iran (Muzeh Melli Iran), Tehran. Vol 1: Ardashir I - Hormizd IV.
Awards of The Royal Numismatic Society
The Samir Shamma Prize for Islamic Numismatics, awarded by-annually.
- Official website
- Snible, Ed, "List of back copies of the Numismatic Chronicle", www.snible.org, retrieved January 2013