The Royal Numismatic Society has awarded its Gilljam Prize for Third-Century Numismatics to George Watson’s book, Connections, Communities, and Coinage: The System of Coin Production in Southern Asia Minor, AD 218–276 (Numismatic Studies 39). The prize, awarded every two years, recognizes the book or article that represents the best contribution to the numismatics of the third century before the reform of Diocletian.
“I am honoured to receive this prize,” Watson said, “which has been awarded to many distinguished scholars of third-century numismatics in the past. I am very grateful to the American Numismatic Society for producing such a beautiful book that is worthy of this honour.”
“Connections, Communities, and Coinage” addresses the system of coin production in the regions of Pamphylia, Pisidia, and Cilicia during the third century AD, radically reappraising the numismatic evidence of die-sharing between cities in Southern Asia Minor.
The Gilljam Prize
The Gilljam Prize is named after the RNS Fellow Mr H.H. Gilljam, who funded this prize to be given by the RNS Council every two years “for the book or article published in the previous three years which, in its view, represents the best contribution to the numismatics of the third century before the reform of Diocletian. Preference will be given to studies in the coinage of the Gallic and British Empires”, as the RNS describes on its website.
Ursula Kampmann reviewed the awarded book “Connections, Communities, and Coinage: The System of Coin Production in Southern Asia Minor, AD 218–276”.
For further information, visit the website of the Royal Numismatic Society.
You can find George Watson on Academia.edu.