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Nicholas Holmes

Memberships/awards: FSA, FSA Scot, FRNS, BNS, Joint recipient of RNS Lhotka Prize, 1999; recipient of Society of Antiquaries of Scotland RBK Stevenson Award, 2004


Career Summary: 1973-1989: Archaeologist / Archaeological Officer / Curator, Archaeology at City of Edinburgh Museums and Galleries; 1989-2009: Professional Assistant / Curator, Numismatics, National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh


Areas of interest/research: Professional interests include all aspects of ‘pure’ and ‘applied’ numismatics in Scotland


Details of books/publications relating to your work on Money and Medals:


  • Weill Wrocht and Cunyeit. The Edinburgh Mint and its Coinage, Edinburgh City Museums (1982);

  • Scottish Coins. A History of Small Change in Scotland, National Museums of Scotland (1998);

  • Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles 58. Scottish Coins in the National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh, Part I. 1526-1603), OUP (2006).

  • Numerous articles and surveys of coin finds, mainly in BNJ and PSAS, also in NC and within archaeological excavation reports and monographs.


Research Associate, Numismatics (retired curator)


Department of Scottish History and Archaeology

National Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street

Edinburgh EH1 1JF


tel: 0131 247 4061


email: n.holmes @