American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society





Publications: Additional Works

Ophthalmologia Optica et Visio in Nummis
(Ophthalmology, Optics and Vision in Numismatics)

Hirschberg History of Ophthalmology Supplement Series 13
by Jay M. Galst and Peter G. van Alfen
Published jointly by J.-P. Wayenborgh Verlag and the ANS, Ophthalmologia,Optica et Visio in Nummis catalogues roughly 1,700 objects in 14 chapters each of which focuses on a discrete topic, e.g., ophthalmologists, ophthalmological congresses, the blind (and their rehabilitation), optical instruments (including spectacles), and the eye as a symbol. Appearing as volume 13 in the supplemental series to Julius Hirschberg’s History of Ophthalmology, the book also serves to situate the objects within the larger historical context of the ophthalmological and optical disciplines. (2013)

Feel of Steel by Mark D. Tomasko. The “feel of steel” is that tactile experience one gets from well-printed bank-note engraving, which for more than 150 years was engraved on and printed from steel dies and plates. The Feel of Steel gives particular attention to picture engraving and the picture engravers, as well as a look at the process of bank-note engraving. This publication in three parts concentrates on the post–Civil War era, on the process, provides insights into the design, engraving, and printing of the documents, and on connecting faces to the names of the engravers and includes illustrations of the best work of most of these men. (2012)

American Art Medals by David T. Alexander. American Art Medals, 1909–1995 is the first comprehensive study of the two most important series of art medals produced in the United States: the medals of the Circle of Friends of the Medallion (1909–1915) and those of the Society of Medalists (1930–1995). Together, these two series offer an unmatched panorama of American medallic sculpture in the twentieth century. (2011)

The Silver Coins of Massachusetts by Christopher J. Salmon.A splendidly illustrated review of the first coins struck in British North America, a mere generation after the establishment of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, employing the latest historical and numismatic evidence as well as novel scientific analysis. (2010)

Agoranomia: Studies in Money and Exchange Presented to John H. Kroll edited by Peter G. van Alfen. Essays on Greek coinage, exchange, and polis economies from the Archaic to Hellenistic periods, presented to John H. Kroll on his retirement from the University of Texas at Austin. (2006)

A Simple Souvenir: Coins and Medals of the Olympic Games by Peter G. van Alfen Richly illustrated catalogue of an ANS exhibit on the coins and medals relating to the Olympic Games, both ancient and modern. (2004)

Cobs, Pieces of Eight and Treasure Coins: The Early Spanish-American Mints and their Coinages 1536-1773 by Sewall Menzel. In this comprehensive and fully referenced study, Sewall Menzel brings out the critical detail and information needed to understand the ten early Spanish mints of the Americas and their respective coinages. Through the use of some two thousand photos and diagrams the coins are identified by mint, king, denomination, mint assayer and type. (2004)

Coin Hoards X edited by Oliver Hoover, Andrew Meadows, Ute Wartenberg Kagan. The tenth volume of Coin Hoards is again focussed on ancient Greek coinage. The inventory contains records of 471 new hoards or re-evaluations of old ones, and provides an indispensable supplement to the Inventory of Greek Coin Hoards and previous volumes of Coin Hoards. (2010)

Copper Coinage of the State of New Jersey by Damon G. Douglas, edited by Gary A. Trudgen. The long-unpublished work on New Jersey's state coinage by the late Damon Douglas, brought up to date with annotations by leading specialists in Confederation-period coinage. (2004)

Zecca: The Mint of Venice in the Middle Ages by Alan M. Stahl. The first detailed study of the workings of a premodern mint based on both original archival research and detailed study of the coins themselves. (Published in association with the Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000)

The Beaux-Arts Medal in America by Barbara A. Baxter. Catalogue of an exhibition held at the American Numismatic Society, September 26, 1987, to April 16, 1988. (1987)

An Inventory of Greek Coin Hoards by Margaret Thompson, Otto Mørkholm, and Colin M. Kraay (1973)

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Seleucid Coins, A Comprehensive Guide: Part 2, Seleucus IV through Antiochus XIII by Arthur Houghton, Catherine Lorber, and Oliver D. Hoover. The conclusion of the authors' detailed survey of Seleucid coinage and the first comprehensive treatment of the kingdom's issues from the death of Antiochus III in 187 BC to the deposition of Antiochus XIII by Pompey in 64 BC. (Published in collaboration with CNG, Inc., 2008)

Seleucid Coins, A Comprehensive Guide: Part I, Seleucus I through Antiochus II by Arthur Houghton and Catherine Lorber The first comprehensive treatment of early Seleucid coinage in several decades, this book provides an easy entry to the identification of Seleucid coins, but also contains extensive historical and other reference material that allows a deeper understanding of the historical context of Seleucid coin production. (Published in collaboration with CNG, Inc., 2002)