Category Archives: Front Page News

Press Release | Newman Visiting Scholar

July 30, 2018 New York for immediate release American Numismatic Society announces gift from Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society For over sixty years the American Numismatic Society (ANS) has offered an intense eight week long summer course in numismatics to select graduate students. Always interested in numismatic education, Eric P. Newman’s generous lifetime endowment…
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Press Release | Summer Book Sale

July 18, 2018 New York for immediate release Massive Two-Week Summer Book Sale We have so many books and journals on the horizon (and from the past few years) that we need to make space for this bumper crop of new arrivals! We are offering a special midsummer sale, so if you missed out on…
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2018 Mid-Year Appeal

Dear Friends, In the past month, as much-delayed spring warmth finally settled over New York, we have been witnessing a sudden increase in the number of friends visiting us here at our headquarters. So much activity adds to the excitement of this time of year and fills us with hope, especially when we anticipate your…
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Press Release | 2018 Saltus Award

May 31, 2018 New York for immediate release Geer Steyn Receives the 2018  J. Sanford Saltus Award Dutch artist Geer Steyn became the fifty-seventh recipient of the J. Sanford Saltus Award for excellence in medallic art at the biannual conference of the International Art Medal Federation (FIDEM) in Ottawa, Ontario on May 29, 2018. Donald…
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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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Share the Love of Numismatics

Point your coin-loving friends our way! Not only will you be helping your Society, but when you introduce a friend as a new member, you will receive a $50 discount to use to purchase any ANS publication(s) costing $50 or more. Choose any book(s) you like. Just be sure to tell us who your friend…
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Press Release | 2017 + 2018 Saltus Awards

April 24, 2018 New York, NY for immediate release 2017 + 2018 J. Sanford Saltus Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Art of the Medal The Board of Trustees of the American Numismatic Society is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 and 2018 J. Sanford Saltus Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Art…
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Press Release | 2018 Annual Gala

January 2018 New York, NY for immediate release The American Numismatic Society 2018 Annual Gala Dinner On Thursday, January 11, 2018, approximately 180 friends of the American Numismatic Society gathered to honor the Rosen Family with the Trustees’ Award at the Annual Gala Dinner, held at the Harvard Club in New York City. Thank you…
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Press Release | Seleucid Coins Online

January 2018
New York
for immediate release

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the release of a new web-based research tool: Seleucid Coins Online (SCO). As a component of the National Endowment for the Humanities-funded Hellenistic Royal Coinages (HRC) project, SCO aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the coinages struck by the Seleucid kings between ca. 320 BC and 64 BC, from Seleucus I to Antiochus XIII. The current version of SCO is based on Seleucid Coins: A Comprehensive Catalogue by Arthur Houghton, Catharine Lorber, and Oliver Hoover, published in two parts in 2002 and 2008 by American Numismatic Society and Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. In total, more than 2,491 primary coin types were published in these volumes. Ultimately, SCO will provide wide access to the coins listed in the print volumes of Seleucid Coins. While the Seleucid coins in the ANS collection (some 5,129 pieces) serve as the core of the searchable catalogue, ultimately links to coins (many of which are unique) in the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the British Museum, the Münzkabinett der Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, and many other public and private collections will be included. SCO will also stand at the cutting edge of the discipline through the inclusion of new coin types and varieties that have been recorded since 2008. SCO will be the only place where researchers can keep track of such new coins comprehensively and the expanding picture of Seleucid economic, political, and art history that they reveal. Frequent updates to the website will permit users to find and learn about new material almost at the rate at which it is discovered, thereby making SCO the most up-to-date catalogue available to students of Seleucid coinage.

In addition, the ANS is pleased to announce that another component of the HRC project, PELLA, which was launched in 2015, with the aim to provide a comprehensive overview of the coinages of the Argead kings of Macedonia, now includes over 20,000 coins from 11 different institutions. The current version of PELLA focuses on the coinages in the name of Alexander the Great and Philip Arrhidaeus. Cataloguing work on the ANS’s holdings of these coinages—nearly 11,000 examples—was recently completed and linked to PELLA substantially boosting the number of coins available for study on the website.