Ashoka Prize

The Ashoka Prize is awarded annually to the best paper published that year in the Journal, as judged by the Editorial Board. The Prize, valued at £250, is sponsored by a generous donor who wishes to remain anonymous.


The winner of the prize for 2021 is:

Nikolaus Schindel: The Beginning of Ottoman Para Coinage (JONS 245)

Honorable mentions go to the following (listed in alphabetical order by author):

  • Tyler Holman: A Group of Mauryan Punchmarked Coins, Including Mashakas (JONS 244)
  • N.R. Jenzen-Jones with J. Shanley: Pyne, McDermott and the Amir: The Advent of Machine-Minted Coinage in Afghanistan (JONS 243)
  • Seyed Omid Mohammadi and Saeed Soleimani: Countermarked Arab-Sasanian Copper Coins of Jahrom (JONS 243)