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Due to unforeseen circumstances this event and booksigning needs to be rescheduled to another date and time.  We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to celebrating Dr. Metcalf with a  presentation of the Festschrift in the near future.

On January 8, 2019 at 5:30 pm the ANS will regale Dr. William E. Metcalf, former Chief Curator, with the presentation of a Festschrift published in his honor, "Concordia Disciplinarum." Edited by Profs. Jane Evans and Nathan Elkins, with contributions by many of Metcalf’s students, colleagues, and friends, the volume will be available for purchase and signing by the editors and honoree. Please RSVP to Joanne Isaac at 212-571-4470, ext. 112 or jisaac@numismatics.org.

For more information, or to pre-order "Concordia Disciplinarum," please visit numismatics.org/store/concordia

Money Talks | Wine & Coins

Wine & Coins
Gilles Bransbourg, Alex Conison, and Mary Jean McNamara
Saturday, December 8, 2018
1:00 p.m.

With Wine Pairing: Members $100, Non-Members $130
Without Wine Pairing: Members $50, Non-Members $80

On Saturday, December 8, Join Alex Conison, PhD on the Ancient Roman wine trade and senior brand manager for Jose Cuervo USA, and MJ Mcamara, PhD candidate in classics and NYC chef, with our Deputy Director Gilles Bransbourg for an edible history of ancient Rome. Come and enjoy food prepared via ancient Roman recipes, paired with the wine produced by ancient techniques, and see the coins that would have paid for it all.

Mary Jean McNamara is currently taking her final exams for a Ph.D. in Classics at CUNY’s Graduate Center. Her M.A. thesis focused on citizenship grants in ancient Athens. Her current focus involves ethnic identity and citizenship. Prior to attending graduate school, Mary Jean worked as a chef in New York City restaurants including San Domenico, the Spotted Pig, and Blue Water Grill. Her interest in the food of ancient Greece and Rome centers on the production and trade of garum, the ubiquitous fish sauce that served as an essential ingredient in both savory and sweet preparations. 

Money Talks: Numismatic Conversations is supported by an ANS endowment fund generously given in honor of Mr. Vladimir Clain-Stefanelli and Mrs. Elvira Clain-Stefanelli.

Money Talks | US Medallic Art Heritage

Preserving US Medallic Art Heritage Ute Wartenberg + Peter van Alfen Saturday, November 17, 2018 | 1:00 p.m. $30 for members, $50 for nonmembers The ANS recently acquired the archives of the Medallic Art Company (MACO). MACO was founded in New York City around 1907, and for more than a century it produced the work of…
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Money Talks | Numismatic Walking Tour

MONUMENTS, MEDALS, METROPOLIS: A NUMISMATIC WALKING TOUR OF LOWER MANHATTAN with Peter van Alfen July 14, 2018 9:00 am – 3:00 pm $30 for members/$50 for nonmembers Over the years, Chief Curator Peter van Alfen has developed, as part of the ANS Summer Seminar, a walking tour that vividly illustrates the many connections between numismatic…
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Press Release | 2018 Fowler Lecture

May 10, 2018 New York, NY for immediate release The American Numismatic Society Announces 2018 Harry W. Fowler Memorial Lecture Presenter, Professor Walter Scheidel The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is delighted to announce that the 2018 Harry W. Fowler Memorial Lecture will be presented by Walter Scheidel, Dickason Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Classics…
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Money Talks | The Art of Photographing Coins

THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHING COINS PART II
with Alan Roche

June 16, 2018  | 1:00 – 4:00 pm
$30 for members/$50 for nonmembers

 Alan Roche, the Society’s photographer, will present “The Art of Photographing Coins’. Roche will consider the various aspects involved in the production of high-resolution images of coins and banknotes. A hands-on photographic demonstration will show how you can photograph your own coins like a pro.

The event will start at 1:00 with lunch, the talk will begin at 2:00, followed by Q & A.
Space is limited. Please RSVP to Emma Pratte at membership@numismatics.org or 212-571-4470, ext. 117.

Money Talks: Numismatic Conversations is supported by an ANS endowment fund generously given in honor of Dr. Vladimir Clain-Stefanelli and Mrs. Elvira Clain-Stefanelli.

Money Talks | How to Read Arabic on Coins

HOW TO READ ARABIC ON COINS with Jere L. Bacharach May 12, 2018 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm $30 for members/$50 for nonmembers Most medieval users of Islamic coinage could not read the inscriptions on the coins they handled, yet they were still able to identify important changes in those coins. Participants in this Money Talks…
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Money Talks | How to Read Latin on Coins

HOW TO READ LATIN ON COINS
with Lucia Carbone

March 10, 2018  | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$30 for members / $50 for nonmembers

This will be the first of a set of programs within the “ Money Talks: Numismatic Conversations” series, in which ANS staff will teach how to read and understand foreign inscriptions on coins, ancient and modern. Dr. Carbone will give a basic introduction to Latin as a language and how it is used on coins. Although the focus will be on Latin on Roman coins, she will also look at Medieval, Modern and US coins. Resources for interpreting abbreviations and other legends for Latin will also be discussed. No prior knowledge of Latin is required.

Money Talks: Numismatic Conversations is supported by an ANS endowment fund generously given in honor of Dr. Vladimir Clain-Stefanelli and Mrs. Elvira Clain-Stefanelli.

Book Launch with Dr. William Metcalf

Please join us on December 6 at 5:30 for a book launch and reception for The Later Republican Cistophori by William Metcalf. This event is free, and books will be available for signing for the special price of $40. The book catalogs and illustrates some 523 cistophori and fractions from the mints of Ephesus, Pergamum, Tralles, and Apameia, as well as the “ATPA” series and related issues. A detailed commentary discusses the Roman magistrates and the Greek signers of their coinages as well as well as the metrology and fineness of the cistophori. This work also includes cistophori from the collection of Richard B. Witschonke.

Money Talks, Jonathan Kagan and David Hill

Numismatic Book Collecting
Jonathan Kagan & David Hill
November 18, 2017 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$30 for members / $50 for nonmembers

In the age of the internet, most older books, including numismatic books, are available online thanks to initiatives of the Bibliothèque de France, the Newman Numismatic Portal and many other platforms. What does this mean for collectors of physical books and other historical records? Jonathan Kagan, who has collected rare numismatic books for the last 40 years, and David Hill, archivist and librarian for the ANS, will examine the notion of collectible books and manuscripts and consider their place in private and public collections. Examples from the Kagan and ANS Libraries will be at hand for inspection.

 

Please RSVP to Emma Pratte at membership@numismatics.org or 212-571-4470, ext. 117.

 

Money Talks: Numismatic Conversations is supported by an ANS endowment fund generously given in honor of Dr. Vladimir Clain-Stefanelli and Mrs. Elvira Clain-Stefanelli.