the Historical Medal Society

For collectors of historical medals and medallions

About us

The Historical Medal Society was established in 2014 by two British numismatists keen to promote the study of historical medals and medallions. The Society meets annually at Medallion Congress and publishes research in the Historical Medal Journal.

Philip Attwood, distinguished numismatist and former Keeper of Coins and Medals at the British Museum, is President of the Society.

The 10th Medallion Congress will be held at the Delta Marriott Hotel in Warwick on SATURDAY 22ND JUNE 2024.

historical medal journal

Established in 2019 and published annually, the Historical Medal Journal provides an outlet for members’ research. Editions typically contain papers delivered at Congress and articles on related topics. There may also be book reviews and queries about unidentified medals.

Number 5 (2023) of the Journal is available to purchase.

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about medallion congress

The annual Medallion Congress provides a forum for medal enthusiasts to meet other collectors,  learn about their research and share ideas. The event takes place at a hotel near Warwick, where delegates gather on a Saturday morning – or Friday evening if travelling from a distance – to hear talks on a wide range of subjects related to historical and commemorative medals and medallions (military medals are never included). The day includes ample coffee and meal breaks, making it a true social occasion. After the evening meal, a bourse is held where members can browse and acquire new pieces for their collections.

For more information about Medallion Congress or to discuss presenting research material, please contact John Cumbers

For information about previous Congresses and a review of Medallion Congress 2021 – click here

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