The Martin Price Fund for Ancient Greek Numismatics

M.J. Price in the British Museum Department of Coins and Medals (1981)

M.J. Price in the British Museum Department of Coins and Medals (1981)

This fund was set up as a permanent memorial to Martin Price, who was a Fellow, Secretary and Medallist of the Society, Curator of Greek Coins at the British Museum (1966-94) and Director of the British School of Athens (1994-95).

Since1997, the Society has made annual awards from the Fund to promote the study of the coins of the Greek world in its broadest sense, with a special focus on young researchers. The awards will normally be one or more grants towards research costs, including travel and accommodation (where payable), to enable the successful applicant(s) to study some aspect of Greek numismatics. It is also available to provide support for attending and reading a paper at colloquia and seminars.

Applicant may be of any nationality and live anywhere in the world. There is no age limit, but some preference may be given to candidates under the age of 30 on the closing date for applications.

Applications should be made in writing to the Society by 1 March each year. The application should consist of:

  • application form
  • a curriculum vitae of the applicant;
  • two references (of about 150 words) from academics of recognised standing.

The applicant is responsible for arranging for his or her referees to send the references in confidence directly to the Society by the closing date.

Applications and references should be emailed to:

Awards will be made in May of the same year.

Donations to the Fund are still welcome and should be sent to the same address. Cheques should be made payable to The Royal Numismatic Society (Martin Price Fund).