American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society

American Numismatic Society Enews, March 2011

ANS Magazine 2011 Issue 1

Many of you have recently received the first issue of the 2011 ANS Magazine. Due to an error on the part of our mailing house, the address labels were placed directly onto the cover of the magazine instead of the plastic bag it was mailed in. We apologize for this inconvenience. If any member would like a replacement copy mailed to them, please contact us at (212) 571-4470 ext 117 or We will send replacements out as soon as they are able to be reprinted. Thank you for your continued membership and support.


During the Chicago International Coin Fair April 14-17, 2011, the American Numismatic Society will be exhibiting Portrait Coinage of the Twelve Caesars at the ANS table located inside the bourse floor. This exhibit will display high quality coins of each emperor in silver, gold and bronze.

On Friday, April 15th at 6pm, the ANS will host a cocktail reception at Chicago International Coin Fair in Room #1 adjacent to Bourse Floor. All attendees of the CICF are invited. ANS Executive Director Ute Wartenberg Kagan and Assistant Curator of Roman Coins, Gilles Bransbourg, will provide a short presentation on exciting new projects at the ANS. Details.

Nickle Numismatic Lecture

On Friday, April 15th, ANS Deputy Director Dr. Andrew Meadows will be guest lecturer presenting the Nickle Numismatic Lecture Between Greece and Rome. Coinage in the Imperium of Mark Antony at Nickle Arts Museum in Calgary. For more information, visit the Nickle Arts Museum website.

2010 Huntington Medal Award and Silvia Mani Hurter Memorial Lecture

On Wednesday, April 27th, the ANS will award the 2010 Huntington Medal to Professor Christof F. Boehringer. The Huntington Medal Award is conferred annually in honor of the late Archer M. Huntington in recognition of outstanding career contributions to numismatic scholarship. Professor Boehringer is one of Germany’s most famous numismatic scholars, specializing in Hellenistic coinage and Sicilian numismatics. Professor Boehringer will present Greek coinages of Sicily at the end of the fifth century B.C.

5:30pm Reception 6:00pm Awards and Lecture

Pre-registration required (, 212-571-4470 ext 117) Details.

Mark M. Salton Memorial Lecture

On Tuesday, May 10, Dr. Ira Rezak will present the 2011 Mark M. Salton Memorial Lecture entitled Jerusalem: Image and Symbol. For full details of the lecture and a bio of Dr. Rezak, click here.

5:30pm Reception 6:00pm Lecture A subscription dinner will be held following the lecture, details to follow.

Pre-registration required (, 212-571-4470 ext 117)

Hendin to Excavate at Sepphoris

ANS Adjunct Curator David Hendin will be on-site numismatist at Duke University's Sepphoris Regional Project during May. Directors of the project are Duke University archaeologists Drs. Carol and Eric Meyers. Hendin previously worked with them during the 1985-86 seasons when he was numismatist for the Joint Sepphoris Project. He published preliminary numismatic data in the Biblical Archaeologist (March 1986). Sepphoris, an ancient metropolis in Lower Galilee, was the first capital of Herod Antipas (4 BCE -34 CE) and continued to be an important city in Galilee for hundreds of years. Because of its historic importance and the elaborate Roman mosaics discovered there, Sepphoris is now one of Israel's most popular National Parks. Click here for full details.

ANS Curatorial Associate in Belgium

On May 13, 2011 the Royal Library of Belgium will host its third International Numismatic Conference. ANS Curatorial Associate Rick Witschonke will present a lecture entitled "The Use of Control Marks on Roman Republican Coinage" at 11:30am. Details of the conference are available here.

ANS Library New Arrivals

Recent acquisitions now has a new look. You can see a list of new library acquisitions for each month in DONUM, the ANS Library's online catalog. The lists link up directly to the catalog records and if the item is available through, it is possible to simply click on the image, or select Amazon from the "more searches" tab on the right side of the record.

Click here to be taken to the new list of recent acquisitions.

New ANS Publications

For a list of current and recent ANS Publications including the upcoming Coinage of the Caravan Kingdoms: Ancient Arabian Coins from the Collection of Martin Huth (Ancient Coins in North American Collections 10, 2011), please visit the Publications Page.