British Numismatic Society

Promoting the study of coins, medals, tokens and banknotes



The British Numismatic Journal (BNJ) is the Society's principal publication, and is the foremost journal for matters relating to British Numismatics. It contains a number of scholarly articles as well as notes, obituaries, reviews and transactions. the journal is produced annually in hard-back form, and a copy is sent free to all members of the Society.

The British Numismatic Journal is distributed for the Society by Spink. Any queries concerning the purchase of back-numbers should be directed to Spink.



Those wishing to contribute to the Journal are encouraged to read the Journal's guidance notes and to contact the editor for further information.


Coin Register

Coin Register was significantly redesigned in 2011 to provide a review of important single finds of Iron Age, Roman and Medieval coins with a supplementary appendix listing other finds recorded by the Corpus of Early Medieval Coin Finds (EMC). PDF plates of the coins in the Appendix for 20112012 and 2013 are available here, with more recent coins viewable via the Corpus website.  


Digital British Numismatic Journal

Back issues of the British Numismatic Journal are available to read by following the links below. The volumes are arranged chronologically. If you are looking for a specific subject then you may find the Index of BNJ contents 1903-2016 helpful.

The majority of the files are PDFs and will require a reader to access them. To download a free reader (Adobe Acrobat) please click here.


Author Title Pages
Title Pages
Contents v-viii
P. W. P. Carlyon-Britton Attribution of the Ancient British coins inscribed DIAS or DEAS 1-7
Alfred Anscombe The names of Old-English mint-towns: [their] original form and meaning and their epigraphical corruption 9-48
Lord Grantley Saint Cuthbert’s pennies 49-53
P. W. P. Carlyon-Britton A penny of Æthelred, sub-regulus of Mercia, son-in-law of Ælfred the Great 55-59
P. W. P. Carlyon-Britton A numismatic history of the reigns of William I and II (1066-1100), Part II: The histories of the mints. [Lincolnshire - Middlesex] 61-81
P. W. P. Carlyon-Britton A penny of Llywelyn, son of Cadwgan, of the type of the second issue of William Rufus 83-86
W. J. Andrew A numismatic history of the reign of Stephen A.D. 1135-1154 87-136
H. B. Earle Fox and J. S. Shirley-Fox Numismatic history of the reigns of Edward I, II and III. 1282-1300 137-148
L. A. Lawrence find of late Plantagenet groats 149-178
Henry Symonds The coinage of Queen Mary Tudor, 1553-1558, illustrated from the Public Records 179-201
Henry Symonds A glance inside the mint of Aberystwyth in the reign of Charles I 203-206
Helen Farquhar Portraiture of our Stuart monarchs on their coins and medals, Part IV: William III 207-273
William J. Freer Medals and campaigns of the 43rd Foot, now 1st Battalion of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 275-301
William C. Wells Seventeenth-century tokens of Northamptonshire 303-360
J. B. S. MacIlwaine Notes on some discoveries of coins in Ireland 361-364
Alfred Chitty The Australian gold coins struck at the Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth Mints 365-368
Proceedings of the British Numismatics Society Session 1911 369-401
List of Members 403-420
Index 421-455