American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society

ANS E-news, June 2014

Mid-Year Fundraising Appeal

As most readers probably know, twice a year the ANS makes an appeal for donations that allow our programs and research to continue. Most recently, the response from such appeals has supported the publication of The Island Standard: The Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman Coinages of Paros, by John A. N. Z. Tully, and the upcoming launch of our website for World War I medals. These projects and a multitude of others would be impossible without the generous support of all those who value the importance of numismatics in our culture and history.

Our 2014 mid-year campaign is now in full swing. Won't you please consider making a donation to the Society at this time? You can contribute directly, or find more information online. Your support plays a critical role in ensuring that the Society's numerous projects—from our online efforts to our ambitious library upgrades to our groundbreaking research and lectures—can proceed without interruption.

Membership Renewal

If you have not yet renewed your ANS membership, please do so online now to guarantee that you won't miss a single issue of the award-winning ANS Magazine, invitations to Society events and lectures, discounts on publications, or any of the other wonderful benefits of belonging to America's foremost numismatic organization. If you have already renewed your membership, thank you. If you haven't—yet—please keep in mind that more than ever before, the ANS relies on the generosity of members and friends like you. Please don't delay. Show your support for the ANS and ensure its future, today.

Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar

The 60th Annual Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar will begin on June 2nd and ANS members are welcomed to attend lectures. The complete seminar schedule is available online.

Members interested in attending should contact the Seminar Director, Peter van Alfen.

We welcome our students and Visiting Scholar, Suzanne Frey-Kupper, of Warwick University for the opening of the Summer Seminar.


On 11 June 2014, Gilles Bransbourg, Adjunct Curator of Roman Coins and Research Associate at the Institute for Study of Ancient World (ISAW), will be presenting a talk on "Taxation and the Clash of Powers. War and Peace among the Elites of the Late Roman World" at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World.

The Island Standard Book Launch

The official launch of The Island Standard with a lecture by the author on "The Island Standard: The Coinage of Paros in its Island" will be held on 12 June 2014.

Details available here.

ANS in Spain

On 12 June 2014, Robert W. Hoge, Curator Emeritus, will be presenting "Perspectivas deslumbrantes: La colección numismática de Archer Milton Huntington" at a conference on "Perspectivas y reflexiones sobre el coleccionismo de Archer Milton Huntington (1870-1955)" to be held at the Universitat Barcelona in Toledo, Spain.

Roman Holiday (For Coin Lovers) Sage Society Trip

Under the direction of Dr. Ute Wartenberg Kagan, Executive Director, and several distinguished numismatic scholars based in Rome, members of the Sage Society will have the opportunity to visit four important coin cabinets in the Eternal City, as well as archaeological sites, churches, and museums. The tour is designed to accommodate many types of activities, including visits to some of Rome’s wonderful food shops and markets. There will be plenty of time to enjoy Rome and its many cultural attractions, shops and ambiance.

Click here for details.

To participate in all future Sage exclusive trips and more, become a member today!

ANS Hosts Village Community School

On May 15, the ANS welcomed Mr. Harry Hancock, Latin teacher at the Village Community School in NYC, with eleven 8th grade students. Assistant Curator of American Coins and Currency, Matthew Wittmann, and Adjunct Curator of Roman Coins, Gilles Bransbourg, brought US and Roman coins to the attention of the students, and covered topics such a currency fiduciarity, the future of the penny, and the concept of monetary inflation, both in the ancient and the contemporary worlds.

ANS Honorary Fellow in the New York Times

ANS Honorary Fellow, Mr. Eric P. Newman, was recently featured in a New York Times article.

ANS Life Member in Coin News

ANS Life Member, Mary N. Lannin, was recently featured in a Coin News article.

Another Way to Support the ANS (At No Cost to You) now permits customers to designate a charitable organization to receive a percentage of every dollar they spend. In order to support the ANS without spending an additional dime, just visit and set the ANS as your preferred recipient. Then the next time you want to make a purchase on Amazon, go directly to and access your Amazon account from there. When you do that, all of your future purchases will benefit the ANS.

ANS on Social Media

Check out our recent May posts for the "Coin of the Week" on our Facebook page. To see other coins from our collection and much more, please visit our website .

New ANS Publications

The ANS is pleased to announce the publication of

The Island Standard: The Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman Coinages of Paros by John A N Z Tully.

This book is the first comprehensive study of the monetary history of one of the major coin-producing states of the Hellenistic and Roman Aegean. It analyzes the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman coinages of the Cycladic island of Paros.

Ordering information available here.


Roman Provincial Coinage, Supplement 3 edited by Andrew Burnett and Michel Amandry.

The aim of the Roman Provincial Coinage (RPC) series is to produce a standard typology of the provincial coinage of the Roman Empire from its beginning in 44 BC to its end in AD 296/7. The publication of RPC vol 1 (44 BC–AD 69) in 1992 marked the start of this international initiative, which will comprise ten volumes in all. RPC is under the general editorship of Andrew Burnett and Michel Amandry formerly of the British Museum and the Bibliothèque nationale de France respectively.

The first Supplement to RPC was published in 1998 and covered much new material that had appeared for the Julio-Claudian period between the date of the first publication of RPC I in 1992 and 1997. The second reprinting - in 2006 - of RPC I was the occasion to publish also a second Supplement to RPC. This new Supplement, Supplement 3, includes new material from 2005 to 2013, and covers the Julio-Claudian period (RPC I), the Flavian period (RPC II) as well as the coinages of Gordian I to Gordian III struck in the province of Asia (RPC VII, 1).

Free PDF download available here.

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