American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society


For Outstanding Achievement in the Art of the Medal



12 February 2009

75 Varick Street, Floor 11 New York NY 10013

5:30 pm Reception
6:00 pm Award Ceremony & Lecture
8:00 pm Dinner

To RSVP and for more information about dinner with the artist and the speaker please contact Megan Fenselau 212 571-4470 ex. 117 or

about the award and lecture

The J. Sanford Saltus Award recipient
is British medalist Ron Dutton

Land and Sky: the work of Ron Dutton
An exhibition of Ron Dutton’s medallic work and medals from the British Art Medal Society will be on display in the new ANS gallery from 12 February to late summer 2009

The Stephen K. Scher Lecturer
Denise Allen, Curator, The Frick Collection

ANCIENT COINS AND THE SCULPTURE OF ANDREA RICCIO In Padua and Venice, where Andrea Riccio (1470-1532) lived and worked, collecting ancient coins fostered the development of the art of the medal and the appreciation of bronze statuettes. Riccio‘s acquaintances, like Leonico Tomeo, Professor of Greek at the University of Padua, owned an “infinite number” of ancient coins. Riccio’s pupil Giovanni da Cavino recreated them. Because Riccio was a sculptor, not a medalist, the importance of ancient coins as a well-spring for his art has been underemphasized. This lecture will explore how Riccio’s knowledge of this classical art form influenced his creative approach to his chosen medium of bronze, his subjects, and to his self-image as an erudite sculptor. Research for this lecture was undertaken for the exhibition Andrea Riccio: Renaissance Master of Bronze, The Frick Collection, closing on 18 January 2009