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May 2009 ANS E-News

Renew Online – Life Membership Discount

If you haven’t already, please consider renewing your membership for 2009. Membership in the ANS shows your support for the Society's many programs and comes with benefits such as a 30% discount on all ANS publications.

From now through August 15st, 2009, join as a Life Member for the significantly reduced price of $5,500 (regularly $7,500). Please direct all membership inquiries to, 212-571-4470 ext 117

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Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to staff the ANS table at the ANA’s World’s Fair of Money, August 5-9, 2009. If you are available, please contact Megan Fenselau in the Membership Office. (212) 571-4470 ext 117,

Harry W. Fowler Lecture

On Thursday, June 25, 2009 Mr. Richard Abdy will present a lecture entitled “Hadrian's Coins: Voyages, Celebrations and Commemorations”. Mr. Richard Abdy graduated from the University of Glasgow and now curates the later Roman and early Byzantine coins at the British Museum. Please RSVP to Megan Fenselau 212 571-4470 ex. 117 or

5:30pm Reception
6:00pm Lecture
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ANS Duplicate Auction

A group of medal duplicates from the ANS Collection will be included in the June 13th, 2009 Presidential Coin and Antique Company, Inc. Auction #79 featuring an important selection of American medallic art. Among these pieces are some very rare examples of the Society’s early medals. ' For more information or to view the catalog, please visit

Guide to ANS medals in Auction #79, Presidential Coin and Antique Company Click Here

New Publication

The proceedings of the Princeton University Rebirth of Antiquity symposium have recently been published as a hardbound volume. The Rebirth of Antiquity: Numismatics, Archaeology, and Classical Studies in the Culture of the Renaissance edited by Dr. Alan M. Stahl, Curator of Numismatics at Princeton, is available for purchase through the Friends of Princeton University Library. Inquiries can made to Linda Oliveira at or at (609) 258-3155. For more information, visit

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