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ANS closed to visitors for holiday

The ANS will be closed on Friday, December 28, Monday, December 31, and Tuesday, January 1, in celebration of  the New Year. Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2019.
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Accepting Applications For 2019 Seminar

With a deadline of February 22, 2019, The ANS is now accepting applications for the 65th Annual Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar in Numismatics to be held at the ANS in New York City from June 3 through July 26, 2019. For over half a century, The American Numismatic Society, a scholarly organization and…
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The 2018 Year End Appeal

Dear Friend,

The past year has been an exceptionally busy one for the American Numismatic Society, marked most recently by the acquisition of a huge amount of extraordinary material from the Medallic Art Company, America’s oldest private mint. Moving, storing, researching, and cataloging those items—many thousands of them, including medals, galvanos, dies, and much more—will keep us working hard for a few years. But their value to American history makes the work imperative, and for anyone who shares our commitment to scholarship and education, this project alone offers ample reason to keep the Society moving ahead at full power.

So as 2018 draws to a close, I once again ask all of you who share our passion for numismatics to make a donation to the ANS. Your support will allow us to continue the momentum that we have built up over this last year. With your help, we can continue not only to pursue unusual, once-in-a-lifetime acquisitions but also to continue the vital activities that make up our year: we can host the seminars and lectures, welcome visitors to view our collections, publish the books and journals, mount the shows, educate schoolchildren and young scholars, and expand our online offerings that make the Society’s holdings ever more accessible. So, please, make a tax-deductible donation to the ANS now, and secure our footing for the coming twelve months.

Your contributions mean more than ever to the Society. Every donation, no matter the size, counts. A small gift that helps us keep the lights on or covers the cost of photographing a coin is just as necessary to us as one that allows us to publish a book or sponsor a curator’s research. All these donations add up to make possible the many and varied projects the Society undertakes.

For an overview of highlights from fiscal 2018, please view our annual report, which is available online at: numismatics.org/annualreports. If you would like a hard copy of this report, let us know and we will happily send it to you.

Thank you again for helping us with a successful 2018, and my very best wishes for the New Year.

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Dr. Ute Wartenberg Kagan
Executive Director

 

To help support the study, research, and appreciation of numismatics...

$25 helps us photograph and digitize one item
$100 pays for one day of electricity at the ANS
$250 helps assess the MACO archive for one day
$500 helps with the cost of hosting a class visit to the ANS
$1,000 helps pay for our web servers for a month
$2,000 covers the cost of supervising a student intern for a semester
$5,000 will prepare one archival collection for digitization
$10,000 will pay for the publication of one new book

 

 

 

If you prefer to call in, mail, or fax your gift, use the contact information below:

American Numismatic Society
75 Varick St. Floor 11
New York, NY 10013
Tel (212) 571-4470 ext 117
Fax (212) 571-4479
Email membership@numismatics.org

For contributions via wire transfers:
Bank Name: Bank of America
Swift #: BOFAUS3N
ABA#: 026009593
CHIPS#: 0959
Bank account#: 483043576888
Bank Address: Bank of America, 1 Bryant Park, New York, NY 10036
For benefit of The American Numismatic Society

Gala 2019

2019 Gala will take place on Thursday, January 10, 2019 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 Mike Gasvoda. View the full press release.
See the Invitation.

Individual Tickets $800.00 USD



All Sponsorship Levels



Roster Listing and Contributions

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

Advertise in the Gala Program

Donate for the Roster of Supporters


2019 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

Benefactor Sponsors
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Edlow
Mike and Lynn Gasvoda

Patron Sponsor
The Rosen Family

Sustainer Sponsor

Friend Sponsors
Dr. Alain Baron, Numismatica Genevensis SA
Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.
Mr. Sydney F. Martin
John D. Nebel
Stack’s Bowers Galleries/
    Whitman Publishing
The Stack Family
Mr. Anthony J. Terranova
Vilmar Numismatics

Supporters
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Adams
Mr. Leonard Augsburger and Ms. Debra Kurtz
Austin & Co.
Prof. Jere L. Bacharach
Mr. Robert Brueggeman
Dr. Keith Barron
Mr. Harlan J. Berk
Mr. William A. Burd
Dr. David F. Fanning
Mrs. Maria B. Fanning
Mr. Arthur M. Fitts III
Mrs. Prudence M. Fitts
Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG
Dr. Jay Galst
Thomas R. Haack
Mr. Dan Hamelberg
Mr. David Hendin
Heritage Auctions
Mr. Robert Kandel
Mr. George F. Kolbe
Mr. Ross Larson, Jr.
Numismatica Ars Classica
Del Parker and Tatyana Parker
TIAA
Mr. Peter K. Tompa

UPCOMING & CURRENT EVENTS

 

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The 2019 Annual Gala Dinner

Ticket and table prices are now available for the 2019 Annual Gala Dinner honoring our former First Vice President, Mike Gasvoda. The Gala will take place on Thursday, January 10, 2019, at the Harvard Club, 35 West 44th Street, New York City. Cocktails begin at 6:30 and Dinner and Program at 7:30. See the full Press Release

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2018 Huntington Award

ANS Fellow Dr. John Kleeberg will be honored with the 2018 Archer M. Huntington Award on Tuesday, December 4. Dr. Kleeberg will give the Silvia Mani Hurter Memorial Lecture: “Dr. William H. Sheldon, Ted Naftzger, and the Large Cent Thefts.” More…

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December Money Talks |
Wine & Coins

On Saturday, December 8, join Alex Conison, PhD on the Ancient Roman wine trade and senior brand manager for Jose Cuervo USA, and MJ McNamara, PhD candidate in classics and NYC chef, with our Deputy Director Dr. Gilles Bransbourg for an edible history of ancient Rome. Come and enjoy food prepared using ancient Roman recipes, paired with wine of the ancient world, and see the coins that would have paid for it all. Limited Space available. Please RSVP. More…

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The Metcalf Festschrift will Arrive Next Month

Arriving at the ANS on December 19 is Concordia Disciplinarum: Essays on Ancient Coinage, History, and Archaeology in Honor of William E.Metcalf  (Numismatic Studies 38). The Festschrift, edited by Dr. Nathan Elkins and Dr. Jane DeRose Evans, contains 20 new articles mostly on ancient Roman coinage by Metcalf’s colleagues. Learn more about the book

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As 2018 draws to a close, we ask all of you who share our passion for numismatics to make a donation to the ANS. Your contributions mean more than ever to the Society. A small gift that helps us keep the lights on or covers the cost of photographing a coin is just as necessary as one that allows us to publish a book or sponsor a curator’s research. All these donations add up to make possible our many and varied projects.

Make a donation

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The Second Issue of JEAN

The second issue of the Journal of Early American Numismatics (JEAN) will be published for subscribers at the end of 2018. Contents include: Gary A. Trudgen, "Walter Mould: Convicted Felon,” "The People vs. Counterfeit Coppers,” and "Samuel Atlee’s New York City Brewery and Mint;” David D. Gladfelter, "From Little Acorns”; Christopher R. McDowell, "A New Look and Fresh Theory on the Origins of the Rhode Island Ship Medal”; and John M. Kleeberg, "The Continental Dollar: British Medals or American Coins?” To subscribe or to renew your subscription for 2019 please contact Emma Pratte at 212.571.4470 x117 or by email at membership@numismatics.org.

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Pondera Online: Third Workshop

Pondera Online: Third Workshop—a conference focusing on ancient measures and weights standards—will feature a session chaired by Executive Director Ute Wartenberg entitled “Defining Tricky Standards,” and another, “Archaic and Classical Weights,” during which Dr. Wartenberg and ANS Fellow John Kroll of Oxford University will be presenting. The workshop will be held in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belguim from December 12–14. See full Program

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The Final Magazine of 2018

ANS Magazine’s fourth issue of 2018 is at the printer and will arrive in Members’ mailboxes before year’s end. Features include “Amicus to Domus: Analyzing Agrippa’s Relationship to Augustus through Coinage,” by Thomas Foster; “The Cartier Papers: The Birth of a Numismatic Journal in Nineteenth-Century France,” by Sarah Busschaert; “Jules Éduard Roiné, Medals in Books, and the Birth of the Medallic Art Company,” by David Hill; and “Rescuing American Heritage: The ANS Acquires the Archives of the Medallic Art Company,” by Ute Wartenberg.

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AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the ANS every time you shop, at no additional cost to you. When you buy your holiday gifts at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the ANS! 

NOVEMBER IN REVIEW

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Version 2 of SCO is now live!

The ANS is pleased to announce the release of version 2 (v.2) of the web-based research tool: Seleucid Coins Online (SCO). As a component of the National Endowment for the Humanities-funded Hellenistic Royal Coinages (HRC) project, the newly unveiled version of SCO v.2 completes the type corpus incorporating material related to Seleucid Coins, Part I, covering the reigns from Seleucus I to Antiochus III (c. 320–187 BC), and the material in Part II covering the reigns from Seleucus IV to Antiochus XIII (187–64 BC) as well as the posthumous Roman imitations (63–14/13 BC). More…

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November Money Talks | Preserving US Medallic Art Heritage

The ANS recently acquired the archives of the Medallic Art Company (MACO). MACO was founded in New York City in the early 20th century­, and for more than a century it produced the work of America’s finest artists. On November 17, Dr. Ute Wartenberg and Chief Curator Dr. Peter van Alfen spoke about the acquisition and gave attendees an up-close look at the MACO medals, dies, galvanos, and records.

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150th Anniversary of the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Dr. Wartenberg represented the ANS the 150th Anniversary of the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin—a colloquium and official ceremony held on November 22 in Berlin that was attended by over 100 guests. During the day of celebration various speakers discussed the history of the museum and its extraordinary collections.

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A Handheld History
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Peter van Alfen spoke on a panel with ANS Fellow and historian, Stephen Scher, and Bowdoin College associate professor of art history, Susan E. Wegner. The panel entitled Holding History in the Palm of One's Hand: Contemporary Perspectives on Medals and Coins from Antiquity to Recent Past, was a part of an event celebrating the college’s new exhibit: A Handheld History: Five Centuries of Medals from the Molinari Collection at Bowdoin College. The medals will be on display at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art through January 20, 2019. A video of the panel discussion will be made available on the Museum’s website. More…

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Art and Memory: The Role of Medals

The Medal Collectors of America and the Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) hosted “Art and Memory: The Role of Medals” at the MHS headquarters in Boston on November 10. Many ANS associates spoke on the role of medals in American history including Ute Wartenberg, Robert Hoge, and John Adams. 

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School Visits to the ANS

On November 7 a group of 22 students from Riverdale School visited the ANS. The students were accompanied by their Latin teachers and were introduced to the coinage of Caesar and Augustus by Dr. Lucia Carbone, Assistant Curator of Roman coins. Another group of ten students, this time from the Bronx School of Law and Finance, visited ANS on November 20. Dr. Peter van Alfen introduced the students to the history of ANS and guided the group through the premises of the Society, while Dr. Carbone presented an overview on the history of Roman coinage. 

The ANS Releases SCO V.2

November 27, 2018 New York for immediate release The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the release of version 2 (v.2) of the 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…
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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

2018 Huntington Award to John Kleeberg

Press Release November 1, 2018 The American Numismatic Society Awards its 2018 Archer M. Huntington Award for Excellence in Numismatic Scholarship to Dr. John M. Kleeberg. The Trustees of the American Numismatic Society (ANS) have voted to bestow upon Dr. John M. Kleeberg the 2018 Archer M. Huntington Award in recognition of his scholarly work…
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Upcoming Events

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2019 Gala Tickets Now Available

Ticket and table prices are now available for the 2019 Annual Gala Dinner honoring our former First Vice President, Mike Gasvoda. The Gala will take place on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the Harvard Club, 35 West 44th Street, New York City. Cocktails begin at 6:30 and Dinner and Program at 7:30. See the full Press Release.

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2018 Huntington Award

Dr. John Kleeberg will be honored with the 2018 Archer M. Huntington Award on Tuesday, December 4. Dr. Kleeberg will give the Silvia Mani Hurter Memorial Lecture: “Dr. William H. Sheldon, Ted Naftzger, and the Large Cent Thefts.” More…

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November Money Talks | Preserving US Medallic Art Heritage

The ANS recently acquired the archives of the Medallic Art Company (MACO). MACO was founded in New York City in the early 20th century­, and for more than a century it produced the work of America’s finest artists. Join Executive Director Dr. Ute Wartenberg and Chief Curator Dr. Peter van Alfen on Saturday, November 17 to hear more about the acquisition and get an up-close look at the MACO medals, dies, galvanos, and records. More…

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Dr. Wartenberg and other ANS Associates Speak on the Medallic Arts

The Medal Collectors of America and the Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) will be hosting “Art and Memory: The Role of Medals” at the MHS headquarters in Boston on Saturday, Nov. 10. Many ANS associates will speak on the role of medals in American history including Dr. Ute Wartenberg, Dr. Robert Hoge, and Mr. John Adams. See the full list of speakers...

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150th Anniversary of the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museum zu Berlin

Dr. Wartenberg will be representing the American Numismatic Society at the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museum zu Berlin. A colloquium and official ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 22, in Berlin, during which the history of the museum and its extraordinary collections will be illuminated. View Full Program.

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December Money Talks | Wine & Coins

On Saturday, December 8, join Alex Conison, PhD on the Ancient Roman wine trade and senior brand manager for Jose Cuervo USA, and Mary Jean Macamara, PhD candidate in classics and NYC chef, with our Deputy Director Dr. Gilles Bransbourg for an edible history of ancient Rome. Come and enjoy food prepared using ancient Roman recipes, paired with wine of the ancient world, and see the coins that would have paid for it all. More...

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Holding History in the Palm of One's Hand

Peter van Alfen will be speaking on a panel with ANS fellow and historian, Stephen Scher, and Bowdoin College associate professor of art history, Susan E. Wegner. The panel entitled Holding History in the Palm of One's Hand: Contemporary Perspectives on Medals and Coins from Antiquity to Recent Past will take place on November 13 at Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine. More…

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San Francisco International Coin Show

ANS Vice-President David Hendin and Trustee Mary Lannin will represent the ANS at the San Francisco International Coin Show to be held at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway on Nov 30th–Dec 1st, 2018. Mr. Hendin will be giving a talk: “Insights on the Biblical Narrative from Judean and New Testament Coins.” Stop by the booth to say hello and remember—any member who signs up a friend will get a $50 credit towards any ANS publication. More...

OCTOBER IN REVIEW

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San Francisco International Coin Show

ANS Vice-President David Hendin and Trustee Mary Lannin will represent the ANS at the San Francisco International Coin Show to be held at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway on Nov 30th–Dec 1st, 2018. Mr. Hendin will be giving a talk: “Insights on the Biblical Narrative from Judean and New Testament Coins.” Stop by the booth to say hello and remember—any member who signs up a friend will get a $50 credit towards any ANS publication. More...

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War and Peace in Miniature

Mount Vernon’s Donald W. Reynolds Education Center—housed on George Washington’s personal estate—opened a exhibition War and Peace in Miniature: Medals from the American Numismatic Society. It features medals awarded by the Continental Congress to honor military commanders who defeated their British opponents, medals commemorating the U.S.’s peacetime efforts towards diplomacy and trade, and six rare examples of Indian peace medals from George Washington’s administration. The exhibit will be on view in Mount Vernon through March 31, 2020. More…

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2017 Saltus Award to Bogomil Nikolov

On October 8 Dr. Wartenberg traveled to Bulgaria to present Bogomil Nikolov with the 2017 Saltus Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Art of the Medal. The ceremony was held at the ACADEMIA Gallery of the National Academy of Arts in Sofia, before a thoroughly packed house of well-wishers and admirers. Those who attended were also able to view an exhibition of Nikolov’s work, which was on display from October 1 to 19. More…

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October Money Talks | May the Little Things Not Perish: The History of the ANS

Librarian and Archivist David Hill welcomed a group of members for a look back at the ANS’s 160-year history. Beginning with the 1858 invitation letter sent out for the very first meeting of the American Numismatic Society, selections from the ANS Archives were passed around and discussed.

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2017–2018 Acquisitions on Display

Collections Manager Dr. Elena Stolyarik and MACO Collection Manager Taylor Hartley curated a selection from the 2017–2018 acquisitions for exhibition at the ANS office, featuring MACO medals, and coins and banknotes. Thank you to all of our donors.  

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XXV Annual ICOMON Meeting

Ute Wartenberg delivered the keynote address at the XXV Annual ICOMON Meeting on “Future-proofing Numismatics in Museums: Issues of Conservation and Collection Management” held on October 3-6 at the Numismatic Museum in Athens, Greece. ANS Trustee Mary Lannin also presented “Women as Numismatic Curators: Equals in an Unequal World?” where she examined the role of women as curators in numismatic museums.

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2018 Baltimore Winter Expo

Ute Wartenberg, Gilles Bransbourg, and Membership Associate Emma Pratte welcomed members at the 2018 Baltimore Winter Expo from October 25–28 and signed up seven new people. A special thanks to Ray Williams! More... 

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Former Seminar Student named CEO of Cummer Museum

Adam Levine, Eric P. Newman Graduate Seminar Class of 2009, will begin his new role as CEO of the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens. Levine has more than 10 years of management and curatorial experience. From 2011 to 2013 he served as collections management assistant at the Greek and Roman Art Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. In 2009, he cofounded the Art Research Technologies in New York City and served as CEO until 2012. More…

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U.S. Mexican Numismatic Association Convention

On October 11–13, Gilles Bransbourg represented the ANS at the 7th Annual U.S. Mexican Numismatic Association Convention in Scottsdale, Arizona where we were honored to receive the 2018 U.S. Mexican Numismatic Association award for outstanding contribution to the promotion of numismatics. Dr. Bransbourg brought a selection of colonial and post-independence Mexican coins from the ANS collection and welcomed six new members to the Society. Special thanks for Kyle Ponterio. More…

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Arms and Armor in Archaic Coins

On October 19, Peter van Alfen gave a talk, “Arms and Armor in Archaic Coins,” at The Anthropology and Aesthetics of Arms and Armor conference hosted by Columbia University and Paris Sciences et Lettres. More...

ANS Fellows 2019

Fellows of the Society 2018–2019   Mr. John W. Adams—F Mr. John Aiello—HLF Mr. Stephen Album—F Mr. David Thomason Alexander—F American Academy in Rome—LF American Numismatic Association—HF American Numismatic Assoc Library—HF Dr. Carmen Arnold-Biucchi—F Mr. Leonard Augsburger—F Prof. Jere L. Bacharach—HLF Prof. Roger S. Bagnall—LF Dr. Alain Baron NG—LF Mr. Peter Bartlett—LF Dr. Michael L. Bates—F…
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