ONS Journal

Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society

The Society’s journal has been published since 1971, initially as the ONS Newsletter and since 2006 as the Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society. Starting out as a one-paged sheet, it is now an international peer-reviewed publication that is issued quarterly.

Our archive of past issues can be accessed here.

The Society welcomes submissions to the journal from all members. The guidelines can be found at https://www.orientalnumismaticsociety.org/jons/submission-request/.

250: Winter 2022

250: Winter 2022

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A Letter from Your Secretary General Pankaj Tandon 1
Fifty Years of the Oriental Numismatic Society Joe Cribb 1
On Attribution: Interpretative challenges in Indo-Sasanian (and other) coinages John S. Deyell 5
Recent Developments in Chinese Numismatics Dai Jianbing 13
The Circulation and Use of Bamboo Tallies in Jiangsu Province with Particular Reference to the Tongcheng Company Issues François Thierry 17
Cataloguing the Private Cash of Ancient Annam François Joyaux 22
Fresh Light on the Copper Coins of the Vemakis Amiteshwar Jha 28
The Evidence of Gold Content for the Attribution of the Coins in the Name of Candragupta Pankaj Tandon 33
From Bishapur to Vienna: A note on a hoard of late Sasanian drachms Ehsan Shavarebi 44
Immobilized Types in Sogdian Coinage: The case of mules between Antiochus imitations and Hyrcodes Aleksandr Naymark 46
Mints and Urban Dynamics: Baghdād, al-Raqqa and other places Stefan Heidemann 54
Badshah as the Caliph: Probing caliphal pretensions of the Mughal rulers of India Sanjay Garg 54
A Biography in Banknotes: The life and career of Alfred Joseph Bull, 1876–1950 Richard Morel 61
Bombay Tolas Michael Mitchiner 62

249: Autumn 2022

249: Autumn 2022

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A Letter from Your Secretary General ~ Pankaj Tandon 1
A Brief Note on Two Newly Discovered Denominations of Eucratides I Megas: Tridrachms and Pentadrachms ~ Chenyu (David) Zeng 2–4
A Not So ‘Unfortunate’ Kushano-Sasanian Coin ~ Joe Cribb, Hans Loeschner, René Traum and Klaus Vondrovec 4–7
Re-reading a Silver Coin of Ancient Arakan and the Chronology of the Chandra Kings ~ Md Shariful Islam and Joe Cribb 8–14
An Analytical Examination of Georgian–Sasanian Coins and Their Meaning in Numismatics ~ Jonathan Ouellet 15–22
King Mindon’s Early Coinages ~ Jun Li 23–29
ONS News – Pakistan Region Meeting 7 August 2022 29
Book noticeCopper Coins of Muscat and Oman dated AH 1311–1316 (1893–1899 CE) by Scott E. Cordry ~ Wolfgang Schuster 30
Book reviewChinese Numismatics: The world of Chinese money by Helen Wang, François Thierry and Lyce Jankowski with an introduction by Joe Cribb ~ Helen Wang 30–31
Book reviewMaldives Local Coins 1070-1331 AH – AD 1660-1913 by Peter Budgen ~ Shailendra Bhandare 31–32

248: Summer 2022

248: Summer 2022

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A Letter from Your Secretary General ~ Pankaj Tandon 1
Note from Your New Editor ~ Paula Turner 1
Audumbara Coins with New Features and Disposition of Legends ~ Devendra Handa 2
A Hoard Parcel of Late Kushan Gold Dinars ~ Joe Cribb and K. K. Maheshwari 6
New Gold Coins of the Paramāra King Jagadeva ~ Deme Raja Reddy 12
A Preliminary and Metallurgical Study on the Chola, Chinese and Venad coins from Thankasseri ~ Kollam Hari Sankar B. and Sarath Chandra Babu 14
ONS News: North America Meeting 15 January 2022 21
ONS News: Europe Meeting 7 May 2022 23
Book review: Zhong guo xi zang qian bi tu lu [Illustrated catalogue of the currency of Tibet, China] by Yin Zhengmin 27
Book review: Hunnic Peoples in Central and South Asia: Sources for their origin and history, edited by Dániel Balogh
Book review: The Alkhan: A Hunnic people in South Asia by Hans T. Bakker
Book review: Rivalling Rome: Parthian coins and culture by V. Curtis and A. Magub
Book review: Guqian jipin [Exceptional Rarities among the Ancient Coins by Huo Hongwei [in Chinese]

247: Spring 2022

247: Spring 2022

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Silver Coins of Jajapella King Gopala Deva ~ Karan Singh 3
Some Aq Qoyunlu and Safavid Copper Coins of Jahrom ~ Seyed Omid Mohammadi and Reza Ghanaatpishe 6
Pucka Pice in Fatehpur District 1839: The Wide and Long-lasting Circulation of Awadh’s Coppers ~ Jan Lingen and Jan Lucassen 9
Catalogue of the Coins of the Bengal Presidency – Part III ~ Paul Stevens and Robert Johnston 16
Book Review: Erach Rediscovered: Coins, Inscriptions, Seals and Sealings (Om Prakash Lal Srivastava) ~ Karan Singh 45
ONS News 46

246: Winter 2021

246: Winter 2021

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Some New Varieties and Types of Copper Coins of the Agra Tribe ~ Devendra Handa 3
Classification of Sado Iron Coins from the Bunkyu Period ~ John Madlon 8
Catalogue of the Coins of the Bengal Presidency – Part II ~ Paul Stevens and Robert Johnston 11
Book Review: Ancient Indian Coins: A Comprehensive Catalogue (Wilfried Pieper) ~ Karan Singh 29
ONS News 30

245: Autumn 2021

245: Autumn 2021

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The Coinage of Trigarta Janapada and its Identification with Takkadesa ~ Karan Singh 3
Lion as Shiva’s Vehicle on Kashmir Coins ~ Devendra Handa 7
A New Mint for the Coins of Shams al-Din Yusuf Shah ~ S.M. Iftekhar Alam and Zahid Mamun 10
The Beginning of Ottoman Para Coinage ~ Nikolaus Schindel 11
Catalogue of the Coins of the Bengal Presidency – Part I ~ Paul Stevens and Robert Johnston 15
Book Review: When Money Talks: A History of Coins and Numismatics (Frank Holt) ~ Jonathan Ouellet 28
ONS News 29
Obituary: Dr. Werner Burger ~ Tim Huxley 30

244: Summer 2021

244: Summer 2021

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“A Group of Mauryan Punchmarked Coins, Including Mashakas” ~ Tyler Holman 3
“Greco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek Coinage – Part 1: Notes on the Coins of the Diodotids” (Supplement) ~ Heinz Gawlik 10
“Heavy Lead Coinage of the Mitra Kings of Ancient Punjab” ~ Karan Singh 11
“A New Initial of a King of Samatata” ~ Md. Shariful Islam and Md. Shamsuddin 13
“A Note on the Newly-Discovered Coin and its Context in the Samataṭa Gold Coin Series” ~ Joe Cribb 19
“A New Gold Coin of Nasir al-Din Isma‘il Shah, the Rebel Sultan in the Deccan” ~ Shailendra Bhandare 23

243: Spring 2021

243: Spring 2021

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Legends on the Karttikeya-Devasena Coins of the Yaudheyas: A New Classification ~ Karan Singh 3
Countermarked Arab-Sasanian Copper Coins of Jahrom ~ Seyed Omid Mohammadi and Saeed Soleimani 8
The First Burmese Coin Hoard Outside Burma ~ S.K. Bose and Nirupam Khanikar 15
Pyne, McDermott and the Emir: The Advent of Machine-Minted Coinage in Afghanistan ~ N.R. Jenzen-Jones with J. Shanley 20
ONS news 24
Book review: Kushan Mystique (David Jongeward) ~ Pankaj Tandon 26