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Money Talks | Wine & Coins

Wine & Coins
with Alex Conison, Guest Speaker & Wine Expert, and Curators: Peter van Alfen, Gilles Bransbourg, Lucia Carbone, & David Hendin
Saturday, December 16, 2017 | 1:00 – 5:00 pm

With Wine Tasting: Members $100, Non-Members $125
Without Wine Tasting: Members $50, Non-Members $75


On Saturday, December 16, Join Alex Conison—PhD from the University of Michigan on the Ancient Roman wine trade and current Brand Manager of Josh Cellars, one of America's premium wine brands—and curators Peter van Alfen, Gilles Bransbourg, Lucia Carbone, and David Hendin for a history of wine and coins. One of the foremost components of the nectar that the Olympians drank to preserve their immortality, wine was sacred to the ancient Greeks and associated, through Dionysus (Bacchus for the Romans), with theater and poetry. Wine plays a major ritual role in Judaism as well, grapes, vines and amphoras being represented at different stages of Jewish ancient coinage, to the extent that Greeks and Romans believed Jews had a cult of Dionysus. Then, in the modern period, wine and grapes have resurfaced mostly on tokens designed to promote wine brands. Coins of Greece, the Attalids, Rome, Judaea, and modern tokens from France, the US and Britain will be presented along side a selection of wines linked to these locations and their ancient winemaking traditions.

Limited Space available. Please RSVP to Emma Pratte at or 212-571-4470.

Money Talks, Vivek Gupta, March 11th

This talk introduces members to the beginnings of Islamic coinage in the seventh century and its vast trajectories within the Arab lands and beyond. It begins with an in-depth survey of its Byzantine and Sasanian precedents and provides a basic outline of “Arab-Sasanian” and “Arab-Byzantine” types. Members will also learn about the styles of Arabic…
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Mark M. Salton Memorial Lecture

“Roman Coins, Money and Elizabethan Society: an Unknown Work by Sir Thomas Smith,”  will be the topic of the 2016 Mark M. Salton Memorial Lecture by Dr. Andrew M. Burnett, ANS Trustee and former Director at The British Museum. The lecture will take place at the ANS headquarters in New York City on Thursday, October…
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October Lectures – Save the Dates

Stephen K. Scher Lecture Dr. Ulrich Pfisterer will present “Chardin’s Apes: Numismatics and the Science of Observation," as the 2016 Stephen K. Scher Lecture on Thursday, October 6, at 6:00 PM. Dr. Pfisterer serves as Chair of General Art History at Ludwig-⁠Maximilians-⁠Universität München Institut für Kunstgeschichte Zentnerstr. The lecture will be held in the Lecture…
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Stephen K. Scher Lecture

Stephen K. Scher Lecture by Dr. Ulrich Pfisterer: "Chardin's Apes: Numismatics and the Science of Observation," The lecture by Dr. Ulrich Pfisterer, University of Munich, on Thursday, October 6, 2016. This ANS event is being held at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. You must RSVP online or contact the ANS Membership Department at 212-571-4470…
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100 Years of Solicitude: Collecting by the New York Numismatic Club

This exhibit was on view from September 2008 until January 2009 at ANS headquarters. Generously sponsored by Members of the New York Numismatic Club and Numismatica Genevensis SA About the exhibit This exhibition, hosted with the New York Numismatic Club, celebrates the diversity of collecting in one of the oldest clubs in the United States.…
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New Acquisitions 2009

From ancient Greek and Roman, Islamic and South Asian coinages, to rare and valuable U.S. coins and contemporary artistis and industrial medals, ANS members and other generous donors continue to fill gaps in the ANS Collection with important new acquisitions. A new exhibition of ANS recent acquisitions will be on view in the gallery at…
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Victor David Brenner Archival Materials

Donated to the American Numismatic Society by Jonathan H. Kagan 
 The American Numismatic Society is honored to present a group of important archival items kindly donated by generous benefactor Mr. Jonathan H. Kagan. Among the Society’s most important acquisitions, these materials relate to Victor David Brenner (1871-1924), the prominent artist, sculptor, and engraver who…
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Small Wonders: Miniature and Pocket-Sized Numismatic Literature

October 20, 2012 - October, 2013 Introduction According to the Miniature Book Society, a miniature book in the United States is “usually considered to be one which is no more than three inches in height, width, or thickness. Some aficionados collect slightly larger books while others specialize in even smaller sizes. Outside of the United States,…
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Ophthalmologia in Nummis

This exhibit, featuring items from the collection of Augustus B. Sage Society member, Jay M. Galst, M.D., explores the representation of ophthalmology as a medical specialty in numismatics. Currently on view in the Sage Society Room at the ANS headquarters.
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