The International Association of Professional Numismatists (IAPN) has announced winners of their book prize for 2018. Peter Preston-Morley provided this announcement.
Congratulations to the winners and all entrants alike - publishing a numismatic book is a singular achievement requiring months or years of effort. -Editor
The Prize is awarded annually to the book voted by members of the IAPN as the most deserving, not necessarily from a commercial standpoint. Voting takes place at the IAPN’s General
Assembly, which this year took place in Prague in early May. The Prize was first awarded in 1982, when it was won by the late Dr Martin Price. Since then other winners have included Philip Grierson,
Mark Blackburn, Robert van Arsdell, Robert Friedberg, Sabine Bourgey, David Vagi, Harrington Manville, Christian Dekesel, Sylvia Hurter, Italo Vecchi and Hugo Vanhoudt.
There was an unprecedented total of 22 volumes up for consideration for this year's Prize, the 37th to have been contested. This is not just a testament to the importance of numismatic
publishing, especially in the niche areas of numismatics, but demonstrates that 2017 will go down as a stellar year for serious numismatic publications of all kinds. The 22 volumes were published on
every continent except Africa and Australasia.
The winner was a British scholar, Paul Stevens, for his The Coins of the English East India Company. Presidency Series. A Catalogue and Pricelist, published by Spink. Placed second was
Sanjeev Kumar's Treasures of the Gupta Empire, and third in the overall rankings came Adolfo Modesti and Mario Traina’s volume, Le Medaglie e le Monete che hanno fatto l’Italia
The Prize itself, a cash award of 1,000 Swiss Frs, a winner’s medal and a framed certificate, will be presented to Mr Stevens at a ceremony in London on 27 September.
Nominations for the 2019 Book Prize, to be decided at the next General Assembly in Carefree, AZ, in May 2019, are now being considered. To be eligible a book has to have been published during the
calendar year 2018.
Here is the full list of nominees for the 2018 IAPN Book Prize. Some great titles here, including many I don't believe we've discussed here before. Reviews and opinion
ABRAMSON, Tony. Sceatta List. 2nd edition. Spink, London, 2017.
Price: GBP 50. Order from www.spink.com
BENE, Attila. C. Radnitzky, Wiennæ. Magyar Numizmatikai Társulat, Budapest, 2016.
Price: €80. Order from: www.numizmatika.org
DEPEYROT, Georges. Les Monnaies Hellénistiques de Marseille (5e - 1er siècle avant J.-C. Moneta, Wetteren, Belgium, 2017.
Price: €115. Order from: www.moneta.be
DEUTSCH, Robert. Jewish Coinage During the First Revolt Against Rome 66-73 CE. Archaeological Center Publications, Old Jaffa, Israel, 2017.
Price: US $90. Order from: www.vcoins.com
DEYELL, John S. Treasure Trade and Tradition: Post-Kidarite Coins of the Gangetic Plains and Punjab Foothills, 590-820 CE. Manohar Publishers, New Delhi, 2017.
Price: Rs 3,500. Order from: www.manoharbooks.com
FAGHFOURY, Mostafa (ed). Iranian Numismatic Studies: A Volume in Honor of Stephen Album. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, USA, 2017.
Price: US $85. Order from: www.cngcoins.com
GITLER, Haim, and GAMBASH, Gil (eds). Faces of Power: Roman Gold Coins from the Victor A. Adda Collection. The Israel Museum, Jerusalem/Numismatica Ars Classica NAC-AG. Zurich and London,
Price: US $79.99. Order from: www.imjshop.com
KUMAR, Sanjeev. Treasures of the Gupta Empire. Shivlee Trust, USA, 2017.
Price: GBP 120. Order from www.spink.com
LE VAN, Richard K. A Numismatic History of Congo/Zaïre: 1887-1997. Numiscongo, Everett, PA, USA, 2017.
Price: US $52.95. Order from: www.numiscongo.com
LORENZ, Jurgen. Die Medallions der römischen Kaiserzeit. Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany, 2017.
Price: €29.90. Order from: www.gietl-verlag.de
MARSH, Michael A. The Gold Sovereign. Revised edition by Steve Hill. Token Publishing, Honiton, England.
Price: GBP 35. Order from: www.tokenpublishing.com
MODESTI, Adolfo, and TRAINA, Mario. Le Medaglie e le Monete che hanno fatto l’Italia (1846-1871). Accademia Italiana di Studi Numismatici, Rome, 2017.
No ISBN number issued
Price: €120. Order from: firstname.lastname@example.org
O'CONNOR, Patrick. The Coins of Queen Isabel II of Spain, Aurora Rarities, San Antonio, USA, 2017.
Price: US $135. Order from: www.numislit.com
OLAZAR CRISTALDO, Raúl. Historia Monetaria y Numismática del Paraguay. Servipress, Asunción, 2017. No ISBN number issued
Price: US $20. Order from: email@example.com
PAOLETTI, E. 8 Reales Cobs of Potosí. 3rd edition. Emilio Paoletti, Buenos Aires, 2016.
Price: US $65. Order from: www.sedwickcoins.com
PARDINI, Giacomo. Rinvenimenti monetali e circolazione a Pompei. Le monete dalla Regio VIII,7,1-15. Dipartimento di Scienze del Patrimonio Culturale, Università di Salerno, Italy,
Price: €59. Order from: firstname.lastname@example.org
RUDILL, Rainer. Göttlicher Antinoos. Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany, 2017.
Price: €34.90. Order from: www.gietl-verlag.de
SAVIO, Adriano. Genuine Of Fake? The Aboukir Medallions: Originals or Forgeries?. Editrice Bernardi, Trieste, 2017.
ISBN 978-88-85873-34-6 Price €25. Order from: www.numismaticabernardi.com
SILLS, John. Divided Kingdoms: The Iron Age Gold Coinage of Southern England. Chris Rudd, Aylsham, England, 2017.
Price: GBP 95. Order from: www.celticcoins.com
STEVENS, Paul. The Coins of the English East India Company. Presidency Series. A Catalogue and Pricelist. Spink, London, 2017.
Price: GBP 60. Order from www.spink.com
STICKNEY, Brian. A Monetary History of Central America. American Numismatic Society, New York, 2017.
Price: US $99. Order from: www.numismatics.org
TÓTH, Csaba (editor), The Silver of Fairyland: A Transylvanian Thaler Collection in the Magyar Nemzeti Bank, Magyar Nemzeti Bank, Budapest, 2017.
Price: 2,000 Forint. Order from: www.jofogas.hu
YONAKA, Brad, A Variety Guide to the Fractional Pillar Coinage of Mexico City 1732-1771. Agorocu Consulting Inc, Long Beach, USA, 2017.
Price: US $18. Order from: email@example.com
For more information on the IAPN Book Prize, see:
Wayne Homren, Editor
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