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Ancient Gems and Their Connection to Coins: An Introduction

with Paweł Gołyźniak

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

 

This lecture will give an overview of the study of ancient engraved gems and their relationship to coins. Various engraving techniques and materials will be discussed, placing these precious objects in their historical and political settings.

 

Paweł Gołyźniak works as a Research Fellow in the Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University in Krakow. His research interests include engraved gems (ancient and neo-classical), Roman Republican and Augustan numismatics, history of antiquarianism, collecting and scholarship as well as 18th century drawings of intaglios and cameos and the legacy of antiquary and connoisseur Philipp von Stosch (1691-1757).

RSVP to Emma Pratte at membership@numismatics.org

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Money Talks:
Coinages in the Persian Empire

Dr. Ute Wartenberg & Dr. Peter van Alfen

Saturday, February 29, 2020
1:00–4:00 p.m.

$30 for members
$50 for non-members

Until a few decades ago, the Achaemenid (Persian) Empire (ca. 550–330 BC) was primarily known through Greek writers such as Herodotus. Gold and silver coins, known as darics and sigloi, were minted under various kings, and satraps, governors of provinces, were known to have minted coins as well. Archaeological research and publications of a wide variety of Achaemenid sources have dramatically enhanced the picture of both the Empire and its coinage in recent years.  Peter van Alfen and Ute Wartenberg offer a discussion of some of this new research, which considers the historical and administrative aspects of the coins, while also examining the iconography and portraiture.

Space is limited. RSVP to Emma Pratte at membership@numismatics.org

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.

2019 Gala, coin of Alexander

The 2020 Gala will take place on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the Harvard Club, 35 West 44th Street, New York City. Cocktails begin at 6:30 and Dinner and Program at 7:30. The ANS will honor Richard Beleson.

View the full press release.

See the Invitation.

 

Individual Tickets $800

Roster Listing and Contributions

All Sponsorship Levels
Benefactor Sponsor $30,000.00 USD
Patron Sponsor $25,000.00 USD
Sustainer Sponsor $15,000.00 USD
Friend Sponsor $8,000.00 USD

Benefactor Sponsor $30,000
◆ Premier Table of 10
◆ Recognition online, in printed gala materials and ANS Magazine
◆ Podium recognition and introduction as Benefactor at the gala
◆ Full-page Platinum ad in the Gala Program

Patron Sponsor $25,000
◆ Prominent Table of 10
◆ Recognition online, in printed gala materials and ANS Magazine
◆ Full-page Gold ad in the Gala Program

Sustainer Sponsor $15,000
◆ Prime Table of 10
◆ Recognition online, in printed gala materials and ANS Magazine
◆ Full-page Silver ad in the Gala Program

Friend Sponsor $8,000
◆ Select Table of 10
◆ Recognition in printed materials and ANS Magazine
◆Full-page ad in Gala Program

 

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Full-page, inside front cover $3,000.00 USD
Full-page, back cover $5,000.00 USD
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Full-page $1,200.00 USD
Half-page $600.00 USD
Quarter page $300.00 USD

2020 Gala Sponsorship, Advertising, and Tickets Order Form

For information on purchasing tickets or program advertisements, please contact Emma Pratte at 212-571-4470, ext. 117, or membership@numismatics.org

Benefactor Sponsors
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Edlow

Patron Sponsor

Sustainer Sponsor

Friend Sponsors
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Adams
Dr. Alain Baron
Numismatica Genevensis SA
Classical Numismatic Group, LLC
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hamelberg
Mr. Sydney F. Martin
Stack’s Bowers Galleries
Mr. Lawrence R. Stack
Stacks Antiquities
Mr. Anthony J. Terranova
Vilmar Numismatics
Whitman Publishing, LLC

Supporters
Mr. Kenneth Abramowitz
Mr. Mark B. Anderson
Mr. Leonard Augsburger & Ms. Debra Kurtz
Austin & Co., Inc.
Prof. Jere L. Bacharach
Mr. Aaron Berk
Mr. Harlan Berk; Harlan J. Berk, Ltd.
Mr. Robert Brueggeman
Mr. Scott Buck
Mr. William A. Burd
Mr. Jai Chandrasekhar
Dr. Alex Conison
Mr. Jeroen de Wilde
Mr. Thomas Haack
Mr. David Hendin
Heritage Auctions
Mr. Jonathan Kagan
Mr. Ross W. Larson Jr.
Ms. Mary Jean McNamara
Dr. David Menchell
Mr. Clifford Mishler
Mr. James Neiswinter
Numismatica Ars Classica NAC AG
Mr. Arturo Russo
Mr. Guiliano Russo
Mr. and Mrs. Del and Tatyana Parker
Mr. Robert Rodriguez
Mr. Robert Sacks and Ms. Donna Stein
Mrs. Shanna L. Schmidt
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley DeForest Scott
Mr. Daniel F. Sedwick
Mr. Donald R. Simon
Mr. and Mrs. Dave and Judy Steine
Mr. Mark D. Tomasko
Mr. Peter K. Tompa
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Waddell
Mr. Vicken Yegparian

"Lost in the Odyssey" by Mashiko
2019 J. Sanford Saltus Award to Mashiko

December 12, 2019

6:00 pm      A Century of Medallic Excellence: The History of the J. Sanford Saltus Award
7:00 pm      Presentation of Award

A subscription dinner will be held following the event for $85 per person.

Please let us know if you plan to attend. To attend the dinner, please RSVP by December 6, 2019 to Emma Pratte at membership@numismatics.org or 212-571-4470, ext. 117

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November 15, 2019
New York, NY

The American Numismatic Society Presents its 2019 J. Sanford Saltus Award for Excellence in Medallic Art to Mashiko 

The American Numismatic Society is pleased to announce that Mashiko is the recipient of the Society’s prestigious 2019 J. Sanford Saltus Award for Signal Achievement in the Art of the Medal.

Mashiko grew up in her father’s home city of Kyoto, Japan. In 1962 she moved to the United States, and in 1964 to New York City. There, in 1993, she founded Medialia … Rack and Hamper Gallery, a showplace for contemporary medallic art.  Seven years later she founded New Approach, Inc., a nonprofit organization that promotes emerging artists and curators and serves as a contemporary medallic-art research center.

As a prolific sculptor and medallic artist, Mashiko has received numerous awards, including the American Numismatic Association’s Excellence in Medallic Sculpture Award and the Grand Prix at the XXXV Fédération Internationale de la Médaille d'Art (FIDEM) Congress. Her stone sculptures, medallic art, silkscreen prints, and drawn illustrations are in numerous public collections around the world, including the Cincinnati Art Museum, the National Museum of Taiwan, Kyoto City Hall, the Queens Museum (New York), the American Numismatic Society, the American Numismatic Association, and the British Museum. Her many commissions, from organizations such as the British Art Medal Society and the New York Numismatic Club, include one for a memorial granite headstone for the feminist activist and author Betty Friedan. She has also been invited to submit designs to the U.S. Mint.

In addition to her extensive creative endeavors, she has also been a tireless teacher of her craft, offering courses in medallic and stone sculpture at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, for two decades (1993 – 2013). Since 2001 she has also conducted private book-art, medal and urushi workshops.

“Mashiko is unquestionably deserving of the Award,” noted Saltus Committee Chairman Donald Scarinci, “not only for her wonderfully creative medallic art, but for all that she has done to teach and promote the medal as well. We are especially pleased to present the Award to her this year, the centennial year of the Award.”

The ceremony will take place at the ANS headquarters in New York City on Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 6 P.M. The Saltus Medal will be presented to  Mashiko by ANS Executive Director Dr. Gilles Bransbourg.

The award was created with a grant to the American Numismatic Society by J. Sanford Saltus in 1913 to recognize and encourage excellence in the art of the medal.  The first Saltus Award was presented in 1919; the silver award medal was designed by the prominent German-born numismatic and architectural sculptor Adolph Alexander Weinman.

Mashiko joins the ranks of other significant artists who have been awarded the medal including, among dozens of others, James Earl Frazer (1919), Victor D. Brenner (1922), Paul Manship (1925), Lee Lawrie (1937), Donald DeLue (1967), Kauko Räsänen (1986), Gustaaf Hellegers (2001), and João Duarte (2011), and Bogomil Nikolov (2017).

The American Numismatic Society, organized in 1858 and incorporated in 1865 in New York State, operates as a research museum under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is recognized as a publicly supported organization under section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) as confirmed on November 1, 1970.

 

 

 

 

Money Talks | Wine & Coins

Money Talks: Wine and Coins with Alex Conison, MJ McNamara, and Gilles Bransbourg December 14 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm With Wine Pairing: Members $100, Non-Members $130 Without Wine Pairing: Members $50, Non-Members $80 One of the foremost components of the nectar that the Olympians drank to preserve their immortality, wine was sacred to the…
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Between Text and Objects:
Coinage and the "Periplus of the Erythraean Sea"

with Dr. Shailen Bhandare

December 10, 2019
5:30 pm

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November 14, 2019
New York, NY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The American Numismatic Society Presents a Lecture with Dr. Shailen Bhandare: Between Text and Objects: Coinage and the "Periplus of the Erythraean Sea"

The Periplus is a Hellenistic Greek text that provides fascinating details and insights into the trans–Indian Ocean trade in the first century CE. Among its many other gifts, it supplies us with information about the nature and the extent of the role coins played in this enterprise.

The lecture will highlight and contextualize the information in the Periplus by providing examples from the numismatic evidence. It will also broadly outline how object exchange across the Indian Ocean facilitated dissemination of art, cultural notions, and technologies across the wider Roman Empire world of East Africa, Arabia, and India.

Dr. Shailen Bhandare is Senior Asst. Keeper of the Heberden Coin Room, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. He is also a Fellow of St Cross College and a member of the faculty of Oriental Studies. His curatorial responsibilities cover the coinages of the Indian Subcontinent and the Far East, and Paper Money. Dr. Bhandare is a regular contributor to international conferences and journals; his research interests focus mainly on contextualizing and historicizing Indian coins, with wide ranging topics that include monetary history, art history, iconography and archaeology. Among his recent publications are “Place, Space and Money in Maharashtra, c. 1750–1850: Some Insights,” in Spaces and Places in Western India Formations and Delineations, edited by Bina Sengar and Laurie Hovell McMillin, Routledge India, 2019; and “The Numismatic Chronology of Mathura and its Bearing on Art,” in Indology's Pulse: Arts In Context: Essays Presented to Doris Meth Srinivasan in Admiration of her Scholarly Research, edited By Corinna Wessels-Mevissen and Gerd J.R. Mevissen, Aryan Books International, New Delhi, 2019.

Reservations are requested for the lecture at 6:00 P.M. and the preceding reception at 5:30. Please contact membership@numismatics.org, or 212-571-4470. ext. 117. Government issued photo I.D. required for entry.

The American Numismatic Society, organized in 1858 and incorporated in 1865 in New York State, operates as a research museum under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is recognized as a publicly supported organization under section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) as confirmed on November 1, 1970.

 

 

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"Money Talks"
Coinage of the Ancient Black Sea

with ANS Collections Manager, Elena Stolyarik

November 16, 2019
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$30 for members/$50 for nonmembers

There is a complicated history to the ancient Greek colonies on the Northern and Western coast of the Pontus Euxinus—the ancient name of the Black Sea. Far on the edge of the ancient Greek world, there is evidence of extensive contact between the Mediterranean area and the peoples of the steppes. Ancient coins provide a valuable source for the study of these societies' economic development, as well as for the cultural and economic relationships in one of the most important contact zones of the Old World.

Space is limited. RSVP to Emma Pratte at membership@numismatics.org

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.

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"Money Talks"
The Mints of New York City

with ANS Chief Curator, Peter van Alfen

October 26, 2019
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$30 for members/$50 for nonmembers

This Money Talks will explore the manufacture of numismatic items–coins, tokens, and paper–in New York City from the Colonial Period up to the twentieth century. While each of these aspects has been examined individually, rarely is the continuous narrative of the City as a mint, or host for several mints discussed.

Space is limited. RSVP to Emma Pratte at membership@numismatics.org

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.

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Coinage and Economy of the Early Medieval Mediterranean

On September 26 and 27, 2019, the ANS and Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) will be hosting a conference organized by the Networks & Neighbors research group: Coinage and Economy of the Early Medieval Mediterranean

This colloquium will focus on the monetary economy of the Visigothic kingdom in its Mediterranean context. Participants will include specialists on Visigothic coinage, history, and archaeology as well as experts on the monetary economies of other parts of the early medieval Mediterranean world. The conference will consist of a keynote seminar at BMCC on the evening of Thursday, September 26, followed by an all-day seminar at the ANS on Friday September 27.

Attendance is free, but space is limited for the all-day event on September 27. Pre-registration by September 1 is required, and we ask all pre-registrants to give a brief (one sentence) statement of their interest in the topic of the conference. To inquire about registration, please contact David Yoon at dyoon@numismatics.org.

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Ancient Coinage and the
Portable Antiquities Scheme

with Dr. Andrew Brown of The British Museum
Assistant Finds Adviser and Treasure Curator for Iron Age and Roman coins
Portable Antiquities and Treasure (Dept. of Learning and National Partnerships)

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
5:30 pm

ANS Headquarters
75 Varick Street, Floor 11
New York, NY

The Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) was created in England in 1997 to record archaeological material found by members of the public. Coinage forms the single largest class of object and with more than 300,000 ancient coins to date represents an unparalleled dataset with the potential to change our perceptions of the ancient British landscape. Our challenge is how to sensibly achieve this and I hope to present some preliminary conclusions that demonstrate the coins at work!

Please RSVP to Emma Pratte at membership@numismatics.org.