Bluma L. Trell publication draft and coin index, undated

Descriptive Summary

Repository
American Numismatic Society
Extent
2 cubic feet (10 boxes)
Language
English
Abstract
Handwritten and typed drafts of a publication along with notes, drawings, and photographs of coins and ancient sites. Includes a card index to ancient coins containing information such as place and ruler. Some cards have photographs.

Creator

Name
Trell, Bluma L., 1903-1997
Abstract
Bluma L. Trell (1903-1997) of New York City was a professor and expert on Greece.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection open to all researchers.

Preferred Citation

Bluma L. Trell publication draft and coin index, undated, Archives, American Numismatic Society.

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Copyright restrictions may apply. Permission to publish or reproduce must be secured from the American Numismatic Society.

Biographical Note

Bluma L. Trell (1903-1997) of New York City was a professor and expert on Greece. At the age of 21 she received a law degree from New York University and for the next decade she maintained a private practice. She ultimately abandoned law, returning to NYU to earn a bachelor’s degree in 1935 and a doctorate in 1942. She began to develop an interest in the study of the depictions of buildings on ancient coins and did much of her research at the American Numismatic Society, which resulted in works such as her dissertation, Architictura Numismatica: The Temples in Asia Minor, and Coins and Their Cities: Architecture on the Ancient Coins of Greece, Rome and Palestine (coauthored with Martin Price, 1977). She began teaching at NYU in 1959 and retired as a full professor in 1972.

Scope and Content Note

Handwritten and typed drafts of a publication along with notes, drawings, and photographs of coins and ancient sites. Includes a card index to ancient coins containing information such as place and ruler, some with photographs.

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