As well as its annual journal, The Numismatic Chronicle, the Society also produces publications which focus more deeply on various numismatic topics. The Special Publications series includes detailed studies of the coinage of various regions.
All titles published by the Society are listed below, including those which are out of print. Several of our more recent Special Publications are now free to download using the links below.
Titles which are in print can be obtained from our distributor, Spink and Son. Details of these volumes, as well as links directly to the relevant sales portal on Spink’s website and information about applying your Member’s discount can he found at Buy RNS Publications.
Special Publications (ISSN 0800 4487)
Some Special Publications are available to download freely as a PDF. In these cases, a ‘download’ option is available beside the title. The number of Special Publications being made available electronically is gradually increasing so keep an eye on our Notices for more, as well as for new Special Publications.
SP 1: James D.A. Thompson, Inventory of British Coin Hoards A.D. 600-1500 (1956), 165 pp., 24 plates. Out of print.
SP 2: G. Kenneth Jenkins and Richard W.B. Lewis, Carthaginian Gold and Electrum Coinage (1963), 140 pp., 38 plates. Out of print.
SP 3: John M.F. May (ed. Colin M. Kraay and G. Kenneth Jenkins), The Coinage of Abdera (540-345 B.C.) (1966), xi, 288 pp., 24 plates. Out of print.
SP 4: Michael H. Crawford, Roman Republican Coin Hoards (1969), vi, 170 pp., 3 plates. Out of print.
SP 5: C. Humphrey V. Sutherland, The Cistophori of Augustus (1970), xii, 134 pp., 36 plates. Out of print.
SP 6: I.D. Brown and Michael Dolley, Bibliography of Coin Hoards of Britain and Ireland (1971), 88 pp. Out of print.
SP 7: Roderick T. Williams, Silver Coinage of the Phokians (1972), x, 138 pp., 16 plates. Download.
SP 8: E.T. Hall and D. Michael Metcalf (eds), Methods of Chemical and Metallurgical Investigation of Ancient Coinage: A symposium held by the Royal Numismatic Society at Burlington House, London, 9-11 December, 1970 (1972), viii, 448 pp., 20 plates. Out of print.
SP 9: Ulla Westermark and G. Kenneth Jenkins, The Coinage of Kamarina (1980), 283 pp., map, 40 plates. Out of print.
SP 10: Paul Z. Bedoukian, Coinage of the Artaxiads of Armenia (1978), xii, 81 pp., 8 plates. Out of print.
SP 11: D. Michael Metcalf, Coinage in South-Eastern Europe 820-1396 (1979), xxii, 371 pp., 8 plates. Out of print.
SP 12: Paul Balog, Coinage of the Ayyubids (1980), xiii, 334 pp., 50 plates. Out of print.
SP 13: D. Michael Metcalf and W. Andrew Oddy (eds), Metallurgy in Numismatics, vol. 1 (1980), viii, 219 pp., 28 plates. Out of print.
SP 14: Nichols J. Mayhew, Sterling Imitations of Edwardian Type (1983), xi, 271 pp., 45 plates. Out of print.
SP 15: D. Michael Metcalf, Coinage of the Crusades in the Latin East in the Ashmolean Museum Oxford (1st ed. 1983), x, 251 pp., 36 plates. Out of print.
SP 16: Philip Kinns, The Caprara Forgeries (1984), 59 pp., 8 plates. Out of print.
SP 17: Christopher J. Howgego, Greek Imperial Countermarks. Studies in the Provincial Coinage of the Roman Empire (1985), x, 317, pp., 36 maps, 32 plates. Out of print.
SP 18: Joan S. Martin, Index to Leonard Forrer’s Biographical Dictionary of Medallists (1987), viii, 312 pp. Out of print.
SP 19: W. Andrew Oddy (ed.), Metallurgy in Numismatics, vol. 2 (1988), ix, 132 pp., 11 plates. Out of print.
SP 20: Anne S. Robertson (ed. Richard Hobbs and Theodore V. Buttrey), An Inventory of Romano-British Coin Hoards (2000), 520 pp. Out of print.
SP 21: Nicholas G. Rhodes, Karl Gabrisch and Carlo Valdettaro, The Coinage of Nepal (1989), 250 pp., 1 map, 51 plates. Out of print.
SP 22: Paula Turner, Roman Coins from India (1989), 150 pp., 3 maps, 8 plates. Out of print.
SP 23: Marion M. Archibald and Michael R. Cowell, Metallurgy in Numismatics, vol. 3 (1993), xi, 250 pp., illus. Out of print.
SP 24: David J. MacDonald, The Coinage of Aphrodisias (1992), xi, 169, pp., 32 plates. Out of print.
SP 25: Roderick T. Williams, The Silver Coinage of Velia (1992), xi, 152 pp., 47 plates. Out of print.
SP 26: G.L. Duncan, Coin Circulation in the Balkan and Danubian Provinces, A.D. 294-578 (1993), 208 pp., 5 plates. Out of print.
SP 27.1: D. Michael Metcalf, Thrymsas and Sceattas in the Ashmolean Museum Oxford, vol. 1: Introduction, Thrymsas and Primary Sceattas (1993), 182 pp., 8 plates. Out of print.
SP 27.2: D. Michael Metcalf, Thrymsas and Sceattas in the Ashmolean Museum Oxford, vol. 2 (1993), 136 pp., 8 plates. Out of print.
SP 27.3: D. Michael Metcalf, Thrymsas and Sceattas in the Ashmolean Museum Oxford, vol. 3 (1994), pp. viii, 297-685, plates 17-28. Out of print.
SP 28: D. Michael Metcalf, Coinage of the Crusades in the Latin East in the Ashmolean Museum Oxford (2nd edition, 1995), xx, 366 pp., 48 plates. Out of print.
SP 29: Richard Ashton, Studies in Ancient Coinage from Turkey (1996), vii, 160 pp., 69 plates. Download.
SP 30: W. Andrew Oddy and Michael Cowell (eds), Metallurgy in Numismatics, vol. IV (1998), 538 pp., illustrations in text. Out of print.
SP 31: Nicholas J. Mayhew (ed.), The Gros Tournois (1997), 520 pp, 42 plates. Out of print.
SP 32: D. Michael Metcalf, An Atlas of Anglo-Saxon and Norman Coin Finds, c. 973-1086 (1998), 309 pp, 30 plates and maps. Out of print.
SP 33: Stanley Ireland, Greek, Roman and Byzantine Coins in the Museum at Amasya (ancient Amaseia), Turkey (2000), viii, 124 pp., map, 61 plates. Out of print.
SP 34: Kevin Butcher, Coinage in Roman Syria : Northern Syria, 64 BC – AD 253 (2004), xii, 534 pp., 32 plates. Out of print.
SP 35: See Coin Hoards, volume 9, Greek hoards, below.
SP 36: Richard Abdy, Ian Leins and Jonathan Williams (eds), Coin Hoards from Roman Britain XI (2002), 233 pp., 10 plates. Out of print.
SP 37: David Hartill, Qing Cash (2003), xiii, 316 pp., 172 plates. Out of print.
SP 38: Yolanda C.S. Courtney, Public House Tokens in England and Wales c.1830-c.1920 (2004), xv, 226 pp., 23 plates. Out of print.
SP 39: Hodge Mehdi Malek, The Dabuyid Ispahbads and Early ‘Abbasid Governors of Tabaristan: History and Numismatics (2004), vii, 185 pp., 37 plates. Download.
SP 40: Kenneth A. Sheedy, The Archaic and Early Classical Coinages of the Cyclades (2006), viii, 261 pp., 20 plates. Download
SP 41: Wilfred A. Seaby and Stanley 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 (2005), v, 116 pp., 68 plates. Download
SP 42: Jennifer A.W. Warren, The Bronze Coinage of the Achaian Koinon, the Currency of a Federal Ideal (2007), xvi, 212 pp., 39 plates. Download
SP 43: Ann Johnston, Greek Imperial Denominations, ca 200-275: A study of the Roman Provincial Bronze Coinages of Asia Minor (2007), x, 294 pp., 26 plates. Download
SP 44: John Casey, with Melih Arslan, Richard Brickstock and Julia Agnew, Sinope: A Catalogue of the Greek, Roman and Byzantine Coins in Sinop Museum (Turkey) and Related Historical and Numismatic Studies (2010), x, 158 pp., 32 plates. Download
SP 45: Roger D. Penhallurick (ed. Peter Guest and Nick Wells), Ancient and Early Medieval Coins from Cornwall and Scilly (2009), viii, 312 pp. Download
SP 46: Roger Bland and Xavier Loriot, Roman and Early Byzantine Gold Coins Found in Britain and Ireland (2010), xxviii, 372 pp., 22 plates. Download
SP 47: Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis, M. Elahé Askari, Elizabeth J. Pendleton; with Richard Hodges, Ali-Akbar 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 (2010), x, 102 pp., 102 plates. Download (Vol. 1 only)
SP 48: Michael R. Broome (ed. Vlastimil Novák), A Survey of the Coinage of the Seljuqs of Rum (2011), xvi, 400 pp., 62 plates. Download
SP 49: Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis, M. Elahe Askari, Elizabeth J. Pendleton, with Richard Hodges, Ali-Akbar Safi, Sasanian Coins: A Sylloge of the Sasanian Coins in the National Museum of Iran (Muzeh Melli Iran), Tehran, Vol. 2: Khusrau II – Yazdgard III (2012), x, 501 pp., (i.e. 250 plates illustrating 2948 coins, with descriptions opposite). Download (Vol. 2 only)
SP 50: Jacqueline Morineau Humphris and Diana Delbridge, The Coinage of the Opountian Lokrians (2014), vii, 254 pp., 61 plates. Download
SP 51: Robert Bennett, Local Elites and Local Coinage: Elite Self-Representation on the Provincial Coinage of Asia 31 BC – AD 275 (2014), xxiv, 178 pp., 31 plates. Download
SP 52: Martin Allen and Nicholas Mayhew (eds.), Money and its Use in Medieval Europe Three Decades On: Essays in Honour of Professor Peter Spufford (2017), xi, 179, including maps and tables. Download
SP 53: Tony Goodwin and Rika Gyselen, Arab Byzantine Coins from the Irbid Hoard. Including a New Introduction to the Series and a Study of the Pseudo-Damascus Mint (2015), ix, 297 pp., 51 plates. Download
SP 54: Susan Tyler-Smith, The Coinage Reforms (600-603) of Khusru II and the Revolt of Vistahm. Royal Numismatic Society Special Publication no. 54. London, 2017. pp. xxiv, 292, 52 plates; also maps, tables and illustrations in text. ISBN 0 901 405 89 2. Download
SP 55: Hodge Mehdi Malek, Arab-Sasanian Numismatics and History during the Early Islamic Period in Iran and Iraq: The Johnson Collection of Arab-Sasanian Coins by Royal Numismatic Society Special Publication no. 55 in two volumes, 832 pages including 130 plates; ISSN 0080 4487; ISBN 0 901405 94 9. Download (Vol. 1); Download (Vol. 2)
SP 56: Kenneth Sheedy and Davis, Gillan, Metallurgy in Numismatics 6: Mines, Metals and Money: Ancient World Studies in Science, Archaeology and History (2020), Royal Numismatic Society Publication, pp. 342 and plates
SP 57: Clare Rowan, Mairi Gkikaki, and Antonino Crisà Tokens: Culture, Connections, Communities (2019), pp. 248; ISBN: 0 901405 35 3. Download
SP 58 Andrew Burnett, The Hidden Treasures of this Happy Island – A History of Numismatics in Britain from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. 3 vols. (2020) 3 vols. Pp. xxxvi + 566 (vol. 1); xvi + 612 (vol. 2); xiv + 626 (vol 3), illus.
SP 59 Jack Nurpetlian, Coinage in the Orontes Valley of Syria (1st century BC – 3rd century AD) (2020), 219 pp.
Coin Hoards (ISSN 0140 1149)
The earlier Coin Hoards volumes (1 to 7) list hoards from many countries; later volumes collate details of hoards from a particular area. The last general volume was published in 1985. When it became clear that the publication of a separate volume listing coin hoards was too much of a burden on the organisers it was decided to include a hoards section in each volume of The Numismatic Chronicle. This has been done since 1994 (vol. 154), listing both British and foreign hoards, as the separate Coin Hoards publications did. Subsequent volumes in the Coin Hoards series have all been specialist regional studies. See NC 154 (1994), pp. 267-8 for details concerning the change.
Volume 1 (1975), iv, 124 pp., illustrations in text. Download
Volume 2, ed. Martin Jessop Price (1976), v, 161 pp., illustrations in text. Download
Volume 3, ed. Martin Jessop Price (1977), iv, 203 pp., illustrations in text. Download
Volume 4, ed. Martin Jessop Price (1978), 180 pp., illustrations in text. Download
Volume 5, ed. Martin Jessop Price (1979), 160 pp., illustrations in text. Download
Volume 6, ed. Martin Jessop Price (1981), 188 pp., illustrations in text. Download
Volume 7, (1985), 456 pp., illustrations in text. Download
Volume 8, Greek hoards, ed. Ute Wartenberg, Martin Jessop Price and Kaelyn A. McGregor (1994), xii, 114 pp., 87 plates.
Volume 9, Greek hoards, ed. Andrew Meadows and Ute Wartenberg (2002), ix, 308 pp., 66 plates (SP 35)
Volume 10, Greek hoards, ed. Oliver D. Hoover, Andrew Meadows and Ute Wartenberg (2010), viii, 281 pp., 67 plates.