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2019 Huntington Award to 
Prof. Dr. Oğuz Tekin
The Trustees of the American Numismatic Society have voted to bestow upon Prof. Dr. Oğuz Tekin the 2019 Archer M. Huntington Award in recognition of his scholarly work on ancient Greek and Roman numismatics. The award ceremony will be held on Friday, November 8 and will feature the Silvia Mani Hurter Memorial Lecture by Prof. Dr. Tekin, entitled Markets, Coins, and Weights in Hellenistic Asia Minor. More…

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The 2020 Annual Gala will honor Richard Beleson
The 2020 Annual Gala Dinner will take place on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at the Harvard Club, 35 West 44th Street, New York City. The ANS will honor Richard Beleson. More...

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October "Money Talks": The Mints of New York City
Chief Curator Peter van Alfen will lead you on an exploration of 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. More...

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Dr. Ute Wartenberg elected as ICOMON Chairperson
During its annual meeting in Kyoto in September 2019, members of ICOMON, the International Committee for Money and Banking Museums of the International Council of Museums, elected Dr. Ute Wartenberg as Chairperson. Other newly elected members of the ICOMON Board are Dr. Asma Ibrahim (Director, State Bank of Pakistan Museum, Archives, & Art Gallery), Dr. Despoina Evgenidou (Honorary Director of the Numismatic Museum, Athens, Greece), Mr. Oley Kawani (Curator, Coin Museum Preparatory Office, Japan), and Mr. Damon Monzavi (Exhibition Manager Bank Melli Museum, Teheran, Iran). ICOMON represents almost 200 member institutions all over the world, which meet annually. 

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2019 Annual Meeting
The 162nd Annual Meeting of the American Numismatic Society will take place on Saturday, October 19. Officers of the Board of Trustees and staff will make remarks and presentations. The meeting and following reception are open to ANS members and the public. New acquisitions will be on display. More...

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The ANS Seeks a Curatorial Assistant
The American Numismatic Society Seeks a Curatorial Assistant for the Ancient Greek Coin Department. The successful candidate is expected to work with Dr. Peter van Alfen and Dr. Ute Wartenberg on a variety of cataloging projects. Since these all involve Greek coins, the successful candidate should have some knowledge of (ancient) Greek and of the history of the ancient world. This full-time position is limited to one year. A BA in a relevant field of study is required. More...

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Double your Donation to Medieval and Renaissance Numismatics
For every contribution made to the endowment for the curator of Medieval and Renaissance numismatics, ANS Trustee and Life Fellow Dr. Howard Minners will generously match it, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000. We still have a long way to go to reach our ultimate goal of $2 million, but you can help us get significantly closer by taking up Dr. Minners’ challenge today. More...

ANS Publishing
Two New Books Now Available for Pre-Order
The ANS has been hard at work on several new books for 2019. Two titles are vailable for pre-order and will ship in October:

The Nablus 1968 Hoard: A Study of Monetary Circulation in the Late Fourth and Early Third Centuries BCE Southern Levant by Haim Gitler and Oren Tal with contributions by Arnold Spaer, Silvia Hurter, Dana Ashkenazi, and Adin Stern (Numismatic Notes and Monographs 171)

Jacques Wiener's Most Remarkable Edifices of Europe: The Man, Monuments, and Medals by George Watson (Numismatic Studies 39)

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November “Money Talks”: Coinage of the Ancient Black Sea
Join Collections Manager Elena Stolyarik for Coinage of the Ancient Black Sea. 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. More...

September in Review

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Ancient Coinage and the Portable Antiquities Scheme
On September 10, Dr. Andrew Brown of the British Museum gave a talk on Ancient Coinage and the Portable Antiquities Scheme. The Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) was created in England in 1997 to record archaeological material found by members of the public. He discussed how coins make up the single largest class of object and with more than 300,000 ancient coins to date, present an unparalleled dataset with the potential to change our perceptions of the ancient British landscape. 

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Coinage and Economy of the Early Medieval Mediterranean
On September 27, the ANS and Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) hosted a conference organized by the Networks & Neighbors research group: Coinage and Economy of the Early Medieval Mediterranean. The colloquium focused on the monetary economy of the Visigothic kingdom in its Mediterranean context. Participants included specialists on Visigothic coinage, history, and archaeology as well as experts on the monetary economies of other parts of the early medieval Mediterranean world. This colloquium was generously supported by The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

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The American Numismatic Society Awards its 2019 Archer M. Huntington Award for Excellence in Numismatic Scholarship to Prof. Dr. Oğuz Tekin

The Trustees of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) have voted to bestow upon Prof. Dr. Oğuz Tekin the 2019 Archer M. Huntington Award in recognition of his scholarly work on ancient Greek and Roman numismatics. The award ceremony will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019, at 6:00 P.M. at the American Numismatic Society, 75 Varick Street, floor 11, in New York City. Featured during the event will be the Silvia Mani Hurter Memorial Lecture by Prof. Dr. Tekin, entitled Markets, coins and weights in Hellenistic Asia Minor. The lecture will be preceded by a reception in Dr. Tekin’s honor at 5:30 P.M.

Prof. Dr. Oğuz Tekin is the foremost numismatic scholar in Turkey, as well as one of the prominent numismatic scholars of ancient Greek and Roman coinage and ancient metrology in the world. For over a quarter century, Tekin taught in the history section of Istanbul University, the top public university in Turkey where he taught numismatics and supervised the dissertations of many of Turkey’s current generation of numismatists. In 2010, he accepted a position at Koç University, Turkey’s premier private university, to direct the university’s AKMED center in Antalya, which serves as a research center, a venue for exhibitions and conferences, and an educational center for specialized courses. Since talking the helm at AKEMD, Tekin has organized two large international numismatic congresses held in Antalya and has initiated a summer school in numismatics at AKMED, the only course of its kind in Turkey.

“We are thrilled to offer this prestigious award to Prof. Tekin,” said ANS Executive Director Dr. Ute Wartenberg. “He is a leading figure in numismatic studies not just within Turkey, but within the field generally.”

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.

A subscription dinner will be held following the event at a nearby restaurant. Pre-registration is required. Contact membership@numismatics.org for details.

The Archer M. Huntington Award, first presented to Edward T. Newell in 1918, is conferred annually in honor of the late Archer M. Huntington, ANS President from 1905 to 1910, in recognition of outstanding career contributions to numismatic scholarship. The medal was designed in 1908 by Emil Fuchs to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the American Numismatic Society.

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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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.

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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
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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, membership@numismatics.org

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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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The One Hundred Sixty-Second Annual Meeting

Saturday, October 19
3:00 pm

ANS Headquarters
75 Varick Street
New York, NY

Officers of the Board of Trustees and staff will make remarks and presentations. The meeting and following reception are open to ANS members and the public. New acquisitions will be on display.

 

2019 Nominations and Governance

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United States.  Ancient Heraldic and Chivalric Order of Albion.
The Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co., 1905.

2019.17.16, purchased with a gift from Frank L. Kovacs

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Help us raise $100,000 for the Endowment for
the Curator of Medieval and Renaissance Numismatics

In 2014, with a very generous seed grant from ANS Trustee and Life Fellow Dr. Howard Minners, the American Numismatic Society began its efforts to endow the curator position for Medieval and Renaissance numismatics. Today the endowment stands at approximately $562,000.

We still have a long way to go to reach our ultimate goal of $2 million, but you can help us get significantly closer by taking up the challenge laid down by Dr. Minners today.

For every contribution to this campaign, Dr. Minners will match it, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000. This means that your donation today can help us raise $100,000, which will give us a big boost toward our goal.

This is a great opportunity to support the significant work already being done in this area of numismatics and for the work planned for the future. Medieval and Renaissance coinage is an exciting and too often overlooked part of the magnificent ANS collections, and we are thrilled that some of our most passionate supporters have taken up its banner.

Join them today by making your gift, no matter how big or small, to this wonderful campaign. Don’t let this opportunity to double the impact of your donation pass by.

You can donate by mail or phone or online—just be sure to let us know that it is for the Campaign to Endow the Curator for Medieval and Renaissance numismatics, and every dollar you give us will turn into two.

Click Here to Donate Online

 

 

 

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The American Numismatic Society Seeks a Curatorial Assistant for Ancient Greek Coin Department.

The successful candidate is expected to work with Dr. Peter van Alfen and Dr. Ute Wartenberg on a variety of cataloging projects.  Since these all involve Greek coins, the successful candidate should have some knowledge of (ancient) Greek and of the history of the ancient world.  The curatorial assistant will work primarily on databases and spreadsheets associated with online digital resources projects. Excellent knowledge of databases in general and Excel spreadsheets in particular is expected. An ability to pay close attention to detail is also essential. Prior cataloging experience is a plus.

This full-time position is limited to one year. A BA in a relevant field of study is required.

Salary and benefits are in line with other salaries in the curatorial department of the Society.

ABOUT THE SOCIETY 

The Society has a collection of c. 800,000, of which over 600,000 are recorded on its online database MANTIS.  The archives of the Society provide papers and archival material of many major collectors and artists, while the Harry W. Bass Library has the country’s foremost numismatic collection of almost 85,000 volumes.  For more information about the Society visit www.numismatics.org.

TO APPLY

Resume and cover letter via email to position@numismatics.org.  Names and email addresses of at least three references are required; reference letters will be requested by the ANS for short-listed candidates. 

Application Deadline:  September 27, 2019

The American Numismatic Society is an equal-opportunity employer.

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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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.