Joe Cribb is a celebrated numismatist who specializes in Asian coinage. He authored the first English-language catalog on Chinese silver ingots and is an expert on coins of the Kushan Empire. From 2005 to 2009 he served as the president of the Royal Numismatic Society. Cribb worked in the Department of Coins and Medals of the British Museum from the early 1970s until his retirement in 2010. In 2009 he was awarded the Huntington Medal of the American Numismatic Society.