Medal of the Royal Numismatic Society
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Medal of the Royal Numismatic Society

The Medal of the Royal Numismatic Society was first awarded in 1883. It is awarded by the Royal Numismatic Society and is one of the highest markers of recognition given to numismatists. The President and Council award the Medal annually to an "individual highly distinguished for services to Numismatic Science".[1]

In recent years the Medallist has been invited to receive the medal in person and to give a lecture, usually at the Society's December Meeting.

Sir John Evans gave the dies for the original silver medal to the Society in 1883. The current medal was commissioned from Ian Rank-Broadley in 1993 and is a cast silver medal with the classical theme of Heracles and the Nemean lion.[2]

List of Medallists

Recipients of the Medal of the Royal Numismatic Society and their lecture titles (where available) are given below.[3]
Further details about the individual medallists and their contributions to the field of numismatics can be found in the Numismatic Chronicle.


  1. ^ Bylaw 68 of the Royal Numismatic Society|source=
  2. ^ "Ian Rank-Broadley medal for the Royal Numismatic Society". Ian Rank-Broadley. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Medallists of the Royal Numismatic Society". The Royal Numismatic Society. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "Proceedings". The Numismatic Chronicle. 166: 519-551. 2006. JSTOR 42666443.
  5. ^ "Proceedings". The Numismatic Chronicle. 167: 397-417. 2007. JSTOR 42666966.
  6. ^ "Proceedings". The Numismatic Chronicle. 168: 499-520. 2008. JSTOR 42678795.
  7. ^ Cribb, JOE (2009). "Proceedings". The Numismatic Chronicle. 169: 531-556. JSTOR 42678641.
  8. ^ "Proceedings". The Numismatic Chronicle. 170: 533-554. 2010. JSTOR 42678913.
  9. ^ "Proceedings". The Numismatic Chronicle. 171: 525-546. 2011. JSTOR 42667257.
  10. ^ "Proceedings". The Numismatic Chronicle. 172: 405-424. 2012. JSTOR 42678967.
  11. ^ "Meetings". 23 May 2014.

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