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July 2018 E-News

UPCOMING & CURRENT EVENTS

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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, with a number of our titles priced at $10. These are books in NEW condition, largely wrapped in either paper or plastic and ready to ship. There is NO limit on what you can purchase or the number of copies. Booksellers welcome. This sale ends on August 1 so act fast! See what’s available.

 

960_qukve34bzzcrz7sqbek72018 World's Fair of Money

From August 14-18 Executive Director, Ute Wartenberg, along with Director of Publications Andrew Reinhard, Archivisit + Librarian David Hill, and Membership Associate Emma Pratte will represent the ANS at the ANA’s 2018 World’s Fair of Money, held in Philadelphia at Pennsylvania Convention Center. Members are welcome to stop by booth #1426 and see selected pieces from the Medallic Art Company that will be on display. More…

 

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Coins of the Ptolemaic Empire by Catharine C. Lorber will begin shipping to readers on August 15. This massive achievement in numismatics is presented as a two-volume set—one volume for precious metal and the other for bronze. Each volume contains text and plates featuring the coinage of Ptolemies I–IV. Pre-ordering is now available.

 

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Replacement to The Colonial Newsletter, the first edition of the Journal of Early American Numismatics has arrived! Subscribers will get their copies soon, if they have not already received them. Subscribe to the 2018 JEAN

 

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Money talks will be taking a summer hiatus in August and will pick up again in September. The fall schedule will be announced soon!

 

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As we arrive at midsummer, please consider donating to the 2018 Mid-Year Appeal. More...

 

JUNE IN REVIEW

 

IMG_20180712_175048Farewell to the 2018 Summer Seminar Students

This month we wrapped up the Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar. For over 60 years, the seminar has given graduate students and junior faculty the opportunity to work hands-on with one of the world’s preeminent numismatic collections. This year students came from around the world and their research topics ranged from the coinage of Sicilian Amestratos to lead tokens from Roman Egypt. Learn More...

 

36636826_1947674251918614_6917987944896659456_nMonetary History and Numismatics Summer School

Chief Curator Peter van Alfen, along with Professor Dr. Oğuz Tekin of Koç University AKMED, held the Monetary History and Numismatics Summer School at Koç University's AKMED center in Antalya, Turkey from July 2–14. The program covered the basics of numismatics and offered an introduction to the rich contribution of numismatics to the economic and monetary history of the Ancient and Byzantine worlds.

 

180714.20July “Money Talks” | A Numismatic Walking Tour

On July 14, Peter van Alfen led a group on the first “Money Talks” tour—Monuments, Medals, Metropolis: A Numismatic Walking Tour Of Lower Manhattan. The route vividly illustrated the many connections between numismatic and medallic art of 20th century and the architectural and free standing sculpture found throughout lower Manhattan. Beginning at City Hall Park, they winded their way down to South Ferry, and onto Staten Island.

 

IMG_8315A Visit from the Arturo A. Schomburg Satellite Academy

On July 12, five students from the Arturo A. Schomburg Satellite Academy visited the ANS. The students were welcomed by Peter Van Alfen and Assistant Curator of Roman coins, Lucia Carbone. Dr. Van Alfen introduced them to the history of the ANS and guided the group through the premises of the Society. Dr. Carbone presented them with coins from all over the world and discussed the difference between money and coinage.\

 

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On July 6, Deputy Director Gilles Bransbrourg presented a lecture, “Roman coinage, a GDP proxy?” at “The Uncertain Past: Probability and Other Approaches to Historical Uncertainty” conference held at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

June 2018 E-News

 Upcoming + Current Events

PtolemaicCoversNew Publication! Coins of the Ptolemaic Empire

The long-awaited Coins of the Ptolemaic Empire by Catharine C. Lorber is at the printer and will begin shipping to readers on August 1. This massive achievement in numismatics is presented as a two-volume set—one volume for precious metal and the other for bronze. Each volume contains text and plates featuring the coinage of Ptolemies I–IV. Pre-ordering is now available.

 
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We're Almost There!

We have almost reached our goal for the 2018 Mid-Year Appeal! Click here to see what your past support has enabled us to do so far this year and please consider donating to help us reach our goal today! Donate.


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Roman coinage, a GDP proxy?

On July 6, Deputy Director Gilles Bransbrourg will present a lecture, “Roman coinage, a GDP proxy?” at “The Uncertain Past: Probability and Other Approaches to Historical Uncertainty” conference to be held at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. More…


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Ophthalmologia Optica et Vision in Nummis II

“Ophthalmologia Optica et Vision in Nummis II” at The New Approach Contemporary Medallic Art Research Center in the Medialia Art Gallery is on display through July 28. The exhibition features works from the collections of ANS Fellow Dr. Jay M. Galst and Honorary Life Fellow Dr. Ira Rezak with contemporary medals by international artists. More...


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2018 World's Fair of Money

From August 14-18, our Executive Director Ute Wartenberg and members of the ANS staff will represent the Society at the 2018 World’s Fair of Money, held by the ANA in Philadelphia. Members are welcome to stop by booth #1426 and visit. More…


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Monetary History and Numismatics Summer School

July 2 – July 14 our Chief Curator Peter van Alfen, along with Professor Oğuz Tekin of Koç University AKMED, will again be hosting the Monetary History and Numismatics Summer School at Koç University's AKMED center in Antalya, Turkey. The program will cover the basics of numismatics as well as offer an introduction to the rich contribution of numismatics to the economic and monetary history of the Ancient and Byzantine worlds. More...


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ABSS Trip to Nevada

The importance of Nevada to American numismatics—and American history—can hardly be overstated. It was there in the hills near Virginia City and Carson City, in 1859, that prospectors uncovered the richest deposit of silver and gold ever found in the United States. Members of the Augustus B. Sage Society will be visiting Nevada in September to see the sites and meet with resident numismatic and mining experts. More Information + Full Itinerary…


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Dr. Alan Stahl to Speak on Medals

The Medal Collectors of America and the Massachusetts Historical Society will be hosting a conference titled “Art and Memory: The Role of Medals” at the society’s headquarters in Boston on Saturday, Nov. 10. Dr. Alan Stahl, Princeton University’s Curator of Numismatics and former longtime curator at the American Numismatic Society, will speak on the role of medals in American history. More...


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July “Money Talks” | A Numismatic Walking Tour

On July 14, we will be hosting a unique “Money Talks”— Monuments, Medals, Metropolis: A Numismatic Walking Tour Of Lower Manhattan. Over the years, Peter van Alfen has developed a walking tour that vividly illustrates the many connections between numismatic and medallic art of 20th century and the architectural and free standing sculpture found throughout lower Manhattan. The lecture is currently full but please contact us to get on the waitlist. More…

June in Review

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The Getty Villa

After three years of work, the galleries of the Villa were reopened with an entirely new arrangement of the collection, offering a new journey through ancient Greek, Roman, and Etruscan art in its cultural and historical context. The ANS is pleased to be part of such an exquisite exposition. Ute Wartenberg, along with with other members of the ANS staff, worked closely with the Getty’s Senior Curator of Antiquities, Dr. Jeffrey Spier, to select ANS coins for display. Thirty-three objects from the Society’s Greek and Roman collections were incorporated into the exhibition. More…

IMG_8049The 2018 Summer Seminar

The Eric P. Newman Graduate Seminar in Numismatics has begun this month. With the help of visiting scholar Prof. Mariangela Puglisi from the University of Messina, the curatorial staff has been keeping the students busy with daily lectures and hands-on workshops. 

5D3_7835The 2018 Fowler Lecture

By Stanford University, Prof. Walter Scheidel gave the 2018 Harry W. Fowler Memorial Lecture, "The Great Alternative?" on June 12. The lecture discussed how the ancient world produced two major independent traditions of coinage: one in the Aegean and the other in early China. Watch the full lecture here.

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The Boldre Hoard Remains Intact

ANS member and former Trustee, Richard Beleson recently travelled more than 3,000 miles to see the Boldre Hoard displayed in the St. Barbe Museum in Lymington, Hampshire, England. In 2014, the hoard—1,608 third century coins dating back to AD 249—was found in situ within a Romano-British pottery vessel. A campaign began to prevent the hoard from being split up and Mr. Beleson generously offered to match donations from the people of Lymington, contributing almost a third of the campaign’s goal. The collection has remained intact and is now on display less than two miles from where it was found. More...

BSR-Logo-1024x443 copyThe Political Logic of Mediterranean Landscapes

On June 28, Associate Curator David Yoon presented a paper in the conference "The Political Logic of Mediterranean Landscapes" in Rome, Italy, hosted by the University of Notre Dame's Rome Global Gateway and the British School at Rome. More…

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Andrew Reinhard, our Director of Publications, has himself been published. Archaeogaming: An Introduction to Archaeology in and of Video Games (Berghahn Books, June 2018) is Reinhard’s first book and focuses on the intersection of archaeology and video games, treating them as artifacts of modern material culture while also exploring what it means to be an archaeologist in digital spaces. Learn more about the book. Use discount code REI731 to save 25%. Hardcover, paperback, and ebook editions are available.

Alan's Money TalksJune “Money Talks” | The Art of Photographing Coins

On June 16, our Photographer Alan Roche, presented “The Art of Photographing Coins.” He showed the group various aspects involved in the production of high-resolution images of coins and banknotes. Through hands-on photographic demonstrations, Mr. Roche showed the group how to photograph their coins like a pro.

IMG_7ff768Celebrating Garfield Miller's 70th Birthday

On June 29, the ANS celebrated the birthday of our longest-serving staff member—Mr. Garfield Miller. He has been with the ANS since 1980 and we wish him all the best in this milestone year to come. Happy Birthday, Garfield!

May 2018 E-News


UPCOMING EVENTS

The 2018 Fowler Lecture
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The 2018 Harry W. Fowler Memorial Lecture, The Great Alternative?, will be presented by Prof. Walter Scheidel, on June 12. The lecture will discuss how the ancient world produced two major independent traditions of coinage: one in the Aegean and the other in early China. More

 

Upcoming "Money Talks" | The Art of Photographing Coins
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On June 16, 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. More…

 

Journal of Early American Numismatics
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The inaugural issue of the Journal of Early American Numismatics (JEAN) will ship to subscribers in early July. It will replace The Colonial Newsletter. Edited by Christopher McDowell, the 240-page journal includes five articles: “Fiscal Paper and the Financing of the Revolutionary War: The Link between Speculation in Public Securities and Connecticut Coppers” (Christopher McDowell), “(Re-)Discovery: Yale’s Second and Third Noe II-A New England Shillings” (B. D. R. Hellings), “The Evolution of Spanish Colonial Coinage and its Influence on the United States” (Brian Stickney), “Higley Tokens: The Value of Three Pence” (Joseph Daragan), “The Mysterious Auctori Plebis Tokens” (Jeff Rock). New subscribers are always welcome, and the ANS encourages readers of the new journal to recommend it to their libraries. To subscribe (or to renew a subscription), contact Emma Pratte, ANS Membership Assistant, at 212.571.4470 x117, or membership@numismatics.org. Subscriptions are US $60.00 (two issues/year).

2018 Mid-Year Appeal
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Things that bring you joy: summertime and numismatics. Before you head out for that summer holiday, consider giving to the ANS Mid-Year Appeal! You can vacation peacefully knowing that your donation will help the Society to continue to promote and advance the study, research, and appreciation of numismatics. More… 

 

July "Money Talks" | A Numismatic Walking Tour
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On July 14, we will be hosting a unique “Money Talks”— Monuments, Medals, Metropolis: A Numismatic Walking Tour Of Lower Manhattan. Over the years, Chief Curator Peter van Alfen has developed a walking tour that illustrates the many connections between numismatic and medallic art of the 20th century and the architectural and free standing sculpture found throughout lower Manhattan. More…

 

Point your coin-loving friends our way!
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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 is, and we will apply the discount to your purchase.

 

The second ANS Magazine of 2018 will be out soon!
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Issue 2 of the ANS Magazine is at the printer and will ship to Members in June. Articles include “Giovanni Dattari and His Fabled Collection of Alexandrian Coins” (Lucia Carbone), “Notes on a Numismatic Manuscript from the Trivulzio collection in the ANS Library” (Hadrien J. Rambach), “The Archaeological Excavations at the Ancient Town of Akrai in Southeastern Sicily” (Roksana Chowaniec and Tomasz Więcek), plus news of the library and collections, book reviews, and an obituary for Stephen H. Corn. Magazine subscribers will also receive our new ANS Publications catalogue.

 

2018 World's Fair of Money
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From August 14–18, Ute Wartenberg and members of the ANS staff will represent the Society at the 2018 World’s Fair of Money, held by the ANA in Philadelphia. Members are welcome to stop by the table and visit. If you would like to volunteer to help, let us know! More…

 

 

MAY IN REVIEW

The 2018 Saltus Award
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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 Scarinci, Chairman of the Saltus Award Committee of the American Numismatic Society presented the award at the American Delegation reception in the Canadian Museum of Nature. More...

 

Philodoroi: Friends of Greek and Roman Art from the Met
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On May 1, ANS staff including Ute Wartenberg, Peter van Alfen, Gilles Bransbourg, and David Hill, and welcomed the Philodoroi: Friends of Greek and Roman Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a special behind-the-scenes tour of the ANS library and special collections and the curatorial section.

 

The Arete Award to Prof. Roger Bagnall
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The Paideia Institute, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and spread the teaching of Latin and ancient Greek language and classical culture, has collaborated with the ANS on a number of projects. Representatives of the ANS attended the Paideia Institute’s first annual Benefit Dinner on May 14, where the Arete Award was presented to Leon Levy Director Emeritus and former ANS Vice President and Trustee Roger Bagnall in honor of his “long career of teaching, scholarship, and institutional leadership devoted to the study of the ancient world.” Joining this celebration were Lucia Carbone, Ute Wartenberg, Gilles Bransbourg, Mary and Kenneth Edlow, and Sebastian Heath. More…

 

May "Money Talks" | Reading Arabic on Coins
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On May 12, Jere L. Bacharach gave a presentation in our series "Money Talks" where participants learned how to identify different Islamic coins without knowing a word of Arabic. Jere L. Bacharach, Professor Emeritus of Middle East History at the University of Washington, Seattle. He has been a member of the ANS since 1966 and has served as an ANS Trustee.

 

7th Annual European Coin Find Network/Nomisma.org Meeting
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Director of Data Science Ethan Gruber attended the 7th annual European Coin Find Network / Nomisma.org meeting in Valencia, Spain from May 3-5. He led a workshop on using OpenRefine, an open source software application for cleaning data, with a specific focus on linking coins to Nomisma.org IDs and Roman imperial coin types in Online Coins of the Roman Empire (OCRE). He also presented on the ANS' recent advancements in high-resolution image publishing and our eventual annotation of Greek monograms on these images. More...

 

Coin Circulation in the Ancient Greek World
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May 17–18, Lucia Carbone, Peter van Alfen, and Gilles Bransbourg presented papers at the Coin Circulation in the Ancient Greek World: Mapping and Networks conference at the University of Chicago in Paris. Organized by Prof. Alain Bresson, the conference focused on various aspects of coinage circulation in the Greek world from the Classic to the Roman period. More...

 

A Visit from Dwight School
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As part of the Society’s outreach program to schools, on May 29, the ANS welcomed a group of 30 third-graders from Dwight School. The students learned about the nature of money as a medium of exchange with Peter van Alfen. Gilles Bransbourg introduced them to concepts such as the gold standard, paper money, and inflation. Lucia Carbone challenged the students’ knowledge with an ad hoc quiz, focusing on the topics discussed earlier in the morning. They were show a variety of examples ranging from African cowrie shells, ancient Roman coins to the Zimbabwean 100,000,000,000,000 bill.

April 2018 E-News

2018 April E-News


 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming "Money Talks," Reading Arabic on Coins
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On May 12, Jere L. Bacharach, Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington and ANS Fellow, will give a presentation in the sub-series of "Money Talks" where participants learn how to understand foreign inscriptions on coins. Those who attend will learn how to identify different Islamic coins without knowing a word of Arabic. More…

 

2017 + 2018 Saltus Award Winners Announced
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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 of the Medal. After due consideration, the Committee selected Bogomil Nikolov of Bulgaria to receive the 2017 Saltus Award, and Geer Steyn of the Netherlands to receive the 2018 Saltus Award. More…

 

Coin Circulation in the Ancient Greek World
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May 17–18, Lucia Carbone, Peter van Alfen, and Gilles Bransbourg will be speaking at the Coin Circulation in the Ancient Greek World: Mapping and Networks conference at University of Chicago in Paris. Organized by Alain Bresson, the conference will focus on various aspects of coinage circulation in the Greek world from the Classic to the Roman period. More...

 

The Art of Photographing Coins
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On June 16 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. More...

 

May Book Sale!
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’Tis the season for spring cleaning, and the ANS is making a number of older (and very early) titles available for purchase at a considerable discount. Complete your collections with new volumes of AJNCOACMuseum NotesNumismatic Studies, and so much more! These books are available while quantities last—first come, first served. To order, email a list of the titles you want to Andrew Reinhard, Director of Publications, at areinhard@numismatics.org. No phone calls please. Full list of available inventory

David Yoon in Kalamazoo
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On Saturday, May 12, Associate Curator David Yoon will be presenting a paper entitled “Coin Circulation and Trade on the Island of Stromboli in the Late Middle Ages” at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan. More...

 

APRIL IN REVIEW

April "Money Talks," To Counterfeit is Death
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On Saturday, April 21, ANS Fellow Ray Williams discussed the economic climate that made paper money necessary; the counterfeiting of bills and the anti-counterfeiting measures taken; the famous (and not so famous) colonists involved with paper money; and interesting stories involving some of the money.

 

New Observations in Archaic & Classical Period Cypriote Coinage
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On Thursday, April 5, Dr. Evangeline Markou of the National Hellenic Research Foundation gave the talk "New Observations in Archaic & Classical Period Cypriote Coinage” at the ANS. A link will be available on the ANS Youtube page soon!

 

Seated Liberty Dollars
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Curatorial Associate Eric Krauss and his intern, Abram Morris—the ANS’s youngest member—have completed a study of the collection of Liberty Seated Dollars in the United States cabinet. Their research has been able to conclusively show that the extremely rare 1853 Proof dollar (ANS 1976.113.2) could not have been struck before 1862, settling a long-standing controversy. We look forward to hear more details about this and other discoveries in an upcoming ANS publication of his study.

 

April School Visits
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On April 11 a group of fifteen students from Grace Church High School visited the ANS and was welcomed by Dr. Lucia Carbone, Assistant Curator of Roman coins. The twelfth graders were accompanied by their Latin teacher and were introduced to the coinage of Augustus and Tiberius. Another group of fifteen students, this time middle schoolers from Masters School, visited ANS on April 26th. Dr. Lucia Carbone introduced these students to the history of Roman and Greek coinage and the use of Latin on coinage.

 

David Yoon at the American Archaeology meeting in DC
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On April 12 Associate Curator David Yoon will be presenting a poster at the Society for American Archaeology meeting in Washington, DC. The presentation is entitled “Long-Distance Trade in Late Antique Italy: Evidence from the Bova Marina Archaeological Project.”

 

2018 Chicago Coin Expo
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April 18-21, Deputy Director Gilles Bransbourg represented the ANS at the Chicago Coin Expo. He welcomed six new members to the Society, sold some books, and was pleased to speak with the ANS members who were in attendance. Special thanks to Aaron Berk for all his help

 

Andrew Reinhard at Drew University
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On April 20 ANS Director of Publications, Andrew Reinhard, presented three lectures at Drew University (Madison, New Jersey). The first reflected his work in promoting Open Access academic publishing and the free sharing of knowledge across disciplines, laying out strategies for libraries, authors, and publishers to follow. This lecture was followed by a talk on the nascent discipline of archaeology in video games (aka “archaeogaming”), discussing serious research in understanding human culture in digital spaces. His final talk covered the 2014 excavation of the Atari Burial Ground in Alamogordo, New Mexico, where he and his team of archaeologists helped “mythbust” the urban legend that Atari dumped millions of copies of the “worst video game of all time”, E.T.: The Extraterrestrial in a desert landfill in 1983.

March 2018 E-News

2018 March E-News


UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming "Money Talks," To Counterfeit is Death

On Saturday, April 21, ANS Fellow Ray Williams will be discussing the economic climate that made paper money necessary; the counterfeiting of bills and the anti-counterfeiting measures taken; the famous (and not so famous) colonists involved with paper money; and interesting stories involving some of the money that he will display. More…

A Lecture with Evangeline Markou of the National Hellenic Research Foundation
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Join us on Thursday, April 5 for "New Observations in Archaic & Classical Period Cypriote Coinage" by Evangeline Markou. There will be a reception at 5:30, followed by the lecture at 6:00. This event will take place at the ANS headquarters. More...


2018 Chicago Coin Expo
Chicago Coin Expo

April 18-21, Deputy Director Gilles Bransbourg will represent the ANS at the Chicago Coin Expo. Please be sure to stop by table #27 to renew your membership, review a publication, or just to say hello. More…


David Yoon To Give Presentation in DC
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On April 12, 2018, Associate Curator David Yoon will be presenting a poster at the Society for American Archaeology meeting in Washington, DC. The presentation is entitled “Long-Distance Trade in Late Antique Italy: Evidence from the Bova Marina Archaeological Project”.


The AJNs Are at the Printer
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Volumes 29 (2017) and 30 (2018) of The American Journal of Numismatics have gone out to the printer and will ship to our members in June.


May "Money Talks" | Reading Arabic on Coins
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On May 12, Jere L. Bacharach, Professor Emeritus of Middle East history at the University of Washington, will give a presentation in our series of "Money Talks" that teach participants how to understand foreign inscriptions on coins. Those who attend will learn how to identify different Islamic coins without knowing a word of Arabic. More…


Did you know that you can support the ANS while you shop?
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The American Numismatic Society has partnered with Amazon. Click through this link and a part of of your purchase will go towards helping the ANS fulfill its mission to promote and advance the study, research, and appreciation of numismatics. More...

MARCH IN REVIEW

 

Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World
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March 27th marked the opening of Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World at the Getty Museum. Featuring ANS coins, the exhibition focuses on how Egypt held a great fascination for the Greeks and Romans and explores the artistic interplay between these cultures from the Bronze Age to Roman times. More…


Now Available—Ancient Engraved Gems in the National Museum in Krakow
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Ancient Engraved Gems in the National Museum in Krakow showcases the museum’s exquisite collection of 780 cameos, intaglios, scarabs, and finger rings. A limited number of copies are available. Purchase of this book is currently available only by email or telephone; contact Emma Pratte at membership@numismatics.org or 212-571-4470, ext. 117. More...


The History of Egyptian Coinage
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The History of Egyptian Coinage and Beyond Conference was organized by Thomas Faucher—the 2017 visiting scholar for the Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar—and Naglaa Ezzat of Ain Shams University. Familiar ANS faces included Chief Curator Peter van Alfen; Trustee, Andrew Meadows; and Second Vice President, Andrew Burnett. The conference took place at the French Institute in Egypt on March 25. More…


David Hendin at the Ha'aretz Museum
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On March 12, First Vice-President of the ANS David Hendin gave a talk entitled "Hasmonean Coins: Thoughts, Questions, Research" to the Israel Numismatic Society at the Ha'aretz Museum, Kadman Numismatic Pavilion in Tel Aviv. He also presented the Shekel Prize given by AINA (American Israel Numismatic Association) to Dr. Yoav Farhi for his book on the coinage found at Khirbet Qeiyafa.


Computer Applications in Archaeology Conference
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ANS Director of Data Science, Ethan Gruber, presented "Numismatic Reconciliation APIs for OpenRefine" at the Computer Applications in Archaeology Conference held in Tübingen, Germany. The paper presents an overview on new web services built into Nomisma.org and online type corpora, such as Online Coins of the Roman Empire, that enable fast clean-up of large datasets. These APIs were used to integrate more than 2,000 Roman Imperial coins from the University of Graz into OCRE in just a few minutes of labor. More...


March "Money Talks," Reading Latin on Coins
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Assistant Curator Lucia Carbone gave the first of a set of programs within the “Money Talks: Numismatic Conversations” series, in which ANS staff teach how to read and understand foreign inscriptions on ancient and modern coins.


2018 Spring Whitman Coin and Collectibles Baltimore Expo
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With a slight snow delay, Deputy Director Gilles Bransbourg and Membership Assistant Emma Pratte made it to the Spring 2018 Whitman Baltimore Expo. They chatted with members, signed up some new members, and let attendees know about our newest publications and upcoming events. More...

February 2018 E-News

CURRENT AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming "Money Talks," How to Read Latin on Coins
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On March 10, Assistant Curator of Roman Coins Lucia Carbone will give a basic introduction to Latin as a language and how it is used on coins. No prior knowledge of Latin is required. 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. More…

 

The ABSS Trip to Nevada
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On September 20–23 the Augustus B. Sage Society will take its first U.S. excursion to Virginia City and Carson City, Nevada, where participants will explore the gold and silver mines along with 19th-century mansions, stores, saloons, and a number of captivating cemeteries. Also included in the tour is a visit to the Carson City Mint (today the Nevada State Museum) and much more. Read more …

 

Dr. Wartenberg to give a talk at VMFA
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On April 7, Executive Director Ute Wartenberg will be presenting Horses on Ancient Coins during “The Horse in Ancient Greek Art” Symposium at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Photo: 2012.49.35, from the Collection of Archer Huntington. More…

 

Whitman Spring Expo in Baltimore, March 22–25
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The Society will be present at the Whitman Baltimore Spring Expo at the Baltimore Convention Center from March 22–25. Please be sure to stop by our table to renew your membership, review a publication, or just to say hello. More…

 

April "Money Talks," To Counterfeit Is Death
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To Counterfeit Is Death is a seldom enforced threat which is seen on many of the bills issued during our British Colonial and Confederation eras. Join Ray Williams on April 21 when he will be discussing the economic climate making paper money necessary, the counterfeiting of bills and the anti-counterfeiting measures taken, the famous (and not so famous) colonists involved with paper money. More… 

 

Monetary History and Numismatics Summer School
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Chief Curator Peter van Alfen will again be teaching for a week in July in the Monetary History and Numismatics Summer School at Koç University's AKMED center in Antalya, Turkey. Applications for the AKMED Summer School are now being accepted until April 27th. More…

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY IN REVIEW

Dangerous Beauty: Medusa in Classical Art
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Beginning in the fifth century BC, Medusa became increasingly anthropomorphic and feminine, undergoing a visual transformation from grotesque to beautiful. "Dangerous Beauty: Medusa in Classical Art," featuring a number of ANS coins, explores how the beautification of terrifying figures like Medusa, sirens, and other female half-human beings manifested in the idealizing humanism of Classical Greek art, and their enduring appeal in both Roman and later Western art. Open now through January 6, 2019. See More…

 

Mariangela Puglisi will be the 2018 Summer Seminar Visiting Scholar
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The ANS is pleased to announce that the Visiting Scholar for this year's Eric P. Newman Graduate Seminar in Numismatics will be Prof. Mariangela Puglisi of the Università degli Studi de Messina. Prof. Puglisi is, among other things, a specialist in ancient coin iconography and coins found in archaeological excavations.

 

The Horse in Ancient Greek Art
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ANS coins are among the objects included in “The Horse in Ancient Greek Art” exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The show features Greek vases, sculpture, and coins that depict scenes from real-life horses pulling chariots to fantastical horses and horse-hybrids. Open now through July 8, 2018. See More…

 

A Visit from the Scuola D’Italia G. Marconi
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On February 17, students from the Scuola D’Italia G. Marconi visited the ANS. After Lucia Carbone presented an overview of the history of Roman coinage, Gilles Bransbourg discussed some relevant case studies from Imperial and Late antique coinage, and Peter van Alfen introduced them to the history of ANS and guided the group through the premises of the Society.

January 2018 E-News

UPCOMING & CURRENT EVENTS

"Money Talks" with Mark Tomasko, Bank Notes: Design to Print
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Join us on Saturday, February 3 for Bank Notes: Design to Print with Mark Tomasko. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Emma Pratte membership@numismatics.org or 212-571-4470, ext. 117. Read more...

 

The Eric P. Newman Summer Seminar is Now Accepting Applications
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With a deadline of February 23, 2018, the ANS is now accepting applications for the 64th Annual Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar in Numismatics to be held at the ANS in New York City from June 4–July 27, 2018. Read More...

 

NOW AVAILABLE
A Monetary History of Central America (Numismatic Studies 35)
by Brian Stickney
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A Monetary History of Central America takes a comprehensive approach to analyze the political, economic, and sociological events which influenced the evolution of coinage and medals in Central America. Read More...

 

The Arch of Titus Exhibition has been Extended
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The Arch of Titus—from Jerusalem to Rome, and Back opened on September 13 at the Yeshiva University Museum at the Center for Jewish History in New York. The exhibition, originally set to close on February 1, was extended until April 5, 2018. Read More...

 

March "Money Talks", How to Read Latin on Coins
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Join us on March 10 for a “Money Talks" with Lucia Carbone. 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. No prior knowledge of Latin required. Read more…

 

The 2018 Annual Gala Dinner
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On Thursday, January 11, 2018, 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 to everyone who made the night such a success! Read More...

 

An Auction to Benefit the Society’s Campaign to Endow the Chair of the Executive Director
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The American Numismatic Society thanks Stanley DeForest Scott for the collection of beautiful coins donated to benefit the Society’s Campaign to Endow the Chair of the Executive Director. The coins were sold through live auction by Stack’s Bowers Galleries at the NY International Numismatic Convention. Together with the previous auction held in November, over $71,000 has been raised for this Endowment Campaign. A third group of US currency, also donated by Mr. Scott, will be sold at a forthcoming Stack’s auction. See More...

 

Various Staff Promotions at the Society
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On January 1, a number of senior appointments were made at the Society. Dr. Gilles Bransbourg, formerly Associate Curator of Roman coins, has been appointed to fill the position of Deputy Director. This senior position had been vacant since the departure of Andrew Meadows almost four years ago. Dr. Bransbourg, who holds a PhD in Roman history, came to the Society with a background in finance and management. He will oversee the financial management and membership operations, while continuing his numismatic research. Dr. Peter van Alfen, Margaret Thompson Curator of Greek Coins, has been named Chief Curator and will be in charge of all curatorial staff and collections. Dr. van Alfen joined the Society in 2002 and is a leading authority on ancient Greek coins as well as medallic art. Dr. Lucia Carbone is now Edlow Family Assistant Curator of Roman Coins; and Eshel Kreiter has joined the full-time staff in her position as Director of Development.

 

Seleucid Coins Online is Now Live
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The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the release of a new web-based research tool: Seleucid Coins Online (SCO). SCO aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the coinages struck by the Seleucid kings between ca. 320 BC–64 BC, from Seleucus I to Antiochus XIII. Read More...

 

The New York International Numismatic Convention
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We were pleased to greet many members and friends and welcome new members during the New York International Numismatic Convention at the Grand Hyatt Hotel which took place from January 11–13, 2018. Special thanks to Robert Hoge, Curator Emeritus, for helping at the table. Read More...

 

Columbia University at the ANS
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As part of its educational programs, the American Numismatic Society is holding a seminar for students of Columbia University. Dr Lucia Carbone, Edlow Family Assistant Curator of Roman Coins, is teaching a 14-week course, where students will learn the basics of Roman Republican coinage, handle specimens from the Society’s collection and write a research paper.

 

More than 20,000 Roman Republican Coins Added to CRRO
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In a watershed moment for Roman Republican numismatics, 20,237 coins with high-resolution IIIF images from the Bibliothèque nationale de France have been incorporated into the Nomisma.org SPARQL endpoint, and are therefore available in Coinage of the Roman Republic Online (CRRO). This nearly doubles the coverage of Republican coinage—there had previously been about 26,000 coins available through CRRO from 18 museums or archaeological databases. Read More...

 

2018 Archaeological Institute of America/Society for Classical Studies Joint Annual Meeting
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ANS Assistant Curator of Romans Coins, Lucia Carbone, and Deputy Director, Gilles Bransbourg, were participants in the 2018 Archaeological Institute of America/Society for Classical Studies Joint Annual Meeting in Boston, from January 5–7. They had been invited as respondents to a joint AIA-SCS numismatic session, “Coins and Trade: The Evidence of Long-Distance Exchange”. Read More...

 

NOW AVAILABLE
Faces of Power: Roman Gold Coins
from the Victor A. Adda Collection
edited by Haim Gitler and Gil Gambas
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Faces of Power was compiled on the occasion of the special exhibition Faces of Power at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, featuring the unique collection of Victor A. Adda. ONLY 30 COPIES AVAILABLE. Read More...

 

The 2017 Year End Appeal
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The Board of Trustees and staff of the ANS would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all our members and friends who contributed to our 2017 Year End Appeal. Your support is critical to the Society and helps us continue with many important projects. We truly appreciate your commitment and show of support.

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December 2017 E-News


 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Happy New Year!
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Thank you to all our members for your generous support throughout 2017 with best wishes for a happy and prosperous 2018.

 

Last Chance to Make a Donation in 2017!
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There are only two days left until the end of the year. Make your tax-deductible donation to the Year End Appeal today!

 

The Gala is Two Weeks away!
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The 2018 Annual Gala Dinner will take place on January 11, at the Harvard Club of New York City in honor of the Rosen family. If you are interested in coming and have not yet purchased your tickets, please visit our website for tickets, tables, advertising or call 212-571-4470, ext. 117 for more information

To those of you already showing your support to the gala, thank you!

 

An Auction to Benefit the ANS
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Auction to Benefit the American Numismatic Society’s Campaign to Endow the Chair of the Executive Director

The American Numismatic Society is pleased to announce the availability, by auction, of beautiful coins donated by Stanley DeForest Scott to benefit the Society’s Campaign to Endow the Chair of the Executive Director. The live auctions by Stacks Bowers Galleries will take place on January 15–16, 2018 at the NY International Numismatic Convention.

Included in 10 lots is a 19th Century German Ducat, a 16th Century British Sovereign, and a 2nd century Indian Dinar. Please visit the Stack Bowers page to view all lots and auction information.

 

The 46th New York International Numismatic Convention
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The of the 46th New York International Numismatic Convention will be held from January 12–14 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, located at 109 East 42nd Street, New York. Come visit the ANS booth in the convention lobby! Public admission is $20 for a three-day pass valid throughout the event. A $5 discount coupon valid Friday–Sunday can be printed from the NYINC website.

 

 

 

DECEMBER IN REVIEW

 

Wine & Coins
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On December 16, the ANS hosted the December Money Talks, “Wine & Coins.” Lead by Alex Conison—a wine expert whose PhD focused on the economics of the ancient Roman wine trade—and curators Lucia Carbone, David Hendin, Peter van Alfen and Gilles Bransbourg, coins of Greece, the Attalids, Rome, Judaea, and modern tokens from France, the US, and Britain were presented alongside a selection of wines linked to these locations and their ancient winemaking traditions.

 

The Later Republican Cistophori Book Signing
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On December 6 the ANS hosted a book launch for The Later Republican Cistophori by William Metcalf. The night included a few remarks on the book, a book signing, and Prof. Nathan Elkins announced that his mentor, Prof. Metcalf, would be given a Festschrift in 2018 featuring contributions from his closest friends and colleagues to honor a lifetime of numismatic scholarship.

 

The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery

The ANS has on loan six coins in The Silver Caesars: A Renaissance Mystery which opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on December 12, 2017. The exhibition showcases a set of 12 silver-gilt standing cups from the 16th century known collectively as the Aldobrandini Tazze, each featuring one of the 12 Caesars. Although the Tazze are among the finest and rarest examples of 16th-century European silverwork, little is known about their creation. The exhibit answers some questions about their mysterious past and presents the Tazze alongside selection of other works in silver and other media, including both ancient and Renaissance coins and medals and Renaissance prints, books, and paintings. The exhibit on now through March 11, 2018.

 

Visitors to the Cabinet
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We had a number of visitors to the ANS this month. Among them, we were visited by Richard Cacchione, the head of the Peruvian Numismatic Society (pictured), who was given a tour by the collections manager, Dr. Elena Stolyarik. Stuart Weinerman visited the ANS in connection with his research on coins, medals, and tokens that bear the Hebrew name of God. Alexandria Kotoch of the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University visited to look at possible coins to borrow for an upcoming exhibit.

November 2016 E-News


UPCOMING EVENTS

Wine & Coins Money Talks
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On Saturday, December 16, join Alex Conison—PhD from the University of Michigan on the Ancient Roman wine trade and current Brand Manager of Josh Cellars, one of America's premium wine brands—and curators Peter van Alfen, Gilles Bransbourg, Lucia Carbone, and David Hendin for the December “Wine & Coins” Money Talks. One of the foremost components of the nectar that the Olympians drank to preserve their immortality, wine was sacred to the ancient Greeks and associated, through Dionysus (Bacchus for the Romans), with theater and poetry. Wine plays a major ritual role in Judaism as well, with grapes, vines, and amphoras being represented at different stages of Jewish ancient coinage, to the extent that Greeks and Romans believed Jews had a cult of Dionysus. In the modern period, wine and grapes have resurfaced mostly on tokens designed to promote wine brands. Coins of Greece, the Attalids, Rome, Judaea, and modern tokens from France, the US, and Britain will be presented alongside a selection of wines linked to these locations and their ancient winemaking traditions. This event with Wine Tasting is $100 for Members and Non-Members $125. Without Wine Tasting: Members $50, Non-Members $75. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Emma Pratte at membership@numismatics.org.

 

The Later Republican Cistophori Book Launch
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On December 6 at 5:30 the ANS will be hosting a book launch and reception for The Later Republican Cistophori by Dr. 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 the metrology and fineness of the cistophori. This work also includes cistophori from the collection of Richard B. Witschonke.

 

The 2018 Annual Gala
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Next year’s Gala will take place on January 11, 2018, at the Harvard Club of New York City in honor of the Rosen family. Check our website for tickets, advertising, and more information on the Honorees.

 

 

NOVEMBER IN REVIEW

An Auction to Benefit the ANS
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The ANS would like to thank Stanley DeForest Scott for his donation of 43 beautiful American medals that were auctioned at Stack’s Bowers Galleries' November 2017 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Winter Expo. The sale raised a significant amount of money for the Society’s Campaign to Endow the Chair of the Executive Director. Visit the Stack Bowers website to see the realized auction results.

 

Roman Coins, Money, and Society in Elizabethan England
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Roman Coins, Money, and Society in Elizabethan England by Richard Simpson, Andrew Burnett, and Deborah Thorpe launched on November 1, and is now available for purchase. It publishes the full transcript of Sir Thomas Smith’s On the Wages of the Roman Footsoldier, which has been a virtually unknown work to modern scholarship and, although it is the first original work written in England to use the evidence of ancient coins, it has previously played no part in the history of numismatics. The book throws new light on the “Cambridge circle,” the group of academics-turned-politicians who played a crucial role in the smooth accession of Elizabeth I. It is accompanied by a biography by Richard Simpson to remedy some of the misconceptions about Smith, and to set OWRF and his other writings in a biographical framework.

 

The Year-End appeal is now on!
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Please make a 100% tax-deductible gift to help the ANS continue advancing and promoting the study, research, and appreciation of numismatics. The Society has made great progress so far this year but we need your help to finish the year on a strong note.

Thank you to all of our members and friends who have already donated to this appeal. We are deeply grateful.
 

Money Talks, Numismatic Book Collecting
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On Saturday November 18, Jonathan Kagan, collector of rare numismatic books for the last 40 years, and David Hill, Francis D. Campbell Librarian and ANS Archivist, held the November “Numismatic Book Collecting” Money Talks. They discussed the notion of collectible books and manuscripts and considered their place in private and public collections in the age of the Internet.

 

2017 Baltimore Winter Expo
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Executive Director Ute Wartenberg, Associate Curator Gilles Bransbourg, and Membership Assistant Emma Pratte represented the ANS at the 2017 Baltimore Winter Expo from November 9–11. They offered a number of books including the upcoming A Monetary History of Central America by Brian Stickney, and the newest ANS publications: Roman Coins, Money, and Society in Elizabethan England and The Later Republican Cistophori. A special thanks to ANS Fellow Ray Williams for all of his help!

 

Dr. van Alfen gives a talk on Coinages of Phokaia
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From November 1–2, Curator Dr. Peter van Alfen attended the International Symposium on the Port Cities of the Aegean World: Coins, Seals and Weights, in Turkey where he presented a paper entitled “The Archaic Coinages of Phokaia and the Limits of Cooperation.” He also presented a paper for Assistant Curator, Dr. Lucia Carbone, who was not able to attend, entitled “An Unpublished Cistophoric Hoard and the Cistophoric Production of the Provincia Asia in the 2nd Century BC.” In between conference sessions, which took place in both İzmir (on November 1) at Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi and in Manisa (on November 2) at Celal Bayar Üniversitesi, Dr. van Alfen took time, along with former ANS Summer Seminar Visting Scholar and Huntington Award Medal recipient, Dr. Michel Amandry, to explore local museums and ruins, including the famed agora in Izmir.

 

NGC Photographing Chinese Coins
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At the beginning of November the NGC Ancients Certified Collectibles Group visited the ANS and photographed over 3,400 struck Chinese coins. Soon high-resolution digital images will be uploaded to the Society’s online database to supplement the East Asian collection of our coin cabinet.

 

 

AT THE ANS

Recent Acquisitions
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See what’s new at the Library! 

 

Membership Renewals
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Have you renewed your membership this year? It is not too late! If you aren’t sure, please contact Emma Pratte, and she can assist you. You can renew today for this year and 2018, at this year’s prices. You will receive two years of all the member benefits at the 2017 rate, including the ANS Magazine, free access to our library, consultations with our curators, discounts on publications, a reduced rate to our Money Talks lecture series, and invitations to special events. Renew online or contact the Membership Department at (212) 571-4470 ext. 117.

 

Sponsor the ANS E-news

If you or your company would like to sponsor future issues of the ANS E-news, please contact Joanne Isaac, Museum Administrator, at (212) 571-4470 ext. 112 or jisaac@numismatics.org

 

Advertise in the Award-Winning ANS Magazine
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Support the ANS by advertising in the award-winning quarterly ANS Magazine. The ad deadline for issue no. 1 of 2018 is January 1, 2018. For more information about advertising rates and specs, visit the advertising page or contact Joanne Isaac, Museum Administrator, at magazine@numismatics.org or (212) 571-4470 ext. 112.

2017 October Enews


 

UPCOMING EVENTS

An Auction to Benefit the ANS
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Auction of American Medals to Benefit the American Numismatic Society’s Campaign to Endow the Chair of the Executive Director

The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is pleased to announce the availability, by auction, of beautiful medals donated by Stanley DeForest Scott to benefit the Society’s Campaign to Endow the Chair of the Executive Director. The event will take place at the November 2017 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Winter Expo in Baltimore, MD, by Stack’s Bowers Galleries.

Included in the 43 lots are American Revolutionary Era medals such as a bronze 1777 General Horatio Gates, a bronze 1779 DeFleury at Stony Point, and a silver 1781 Lieutenant Colonel John Egar Howard. Also included are medals from the early 1800s including a bronze 1814 Major General Edmund P. Gaines, and a silver 1804 Commodore Edward Preble.

Other lots include a number of Indian Peace medals, among them a bronze 1797 John Adams and a bronze 1809 James Madison. Also featured are a 1908 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, a “1799” (1800) Washington Funeral Urn Medal, and an extremely fine, framed, cast bronze Washington Portrait medal.

For a complete listing of the 43 lots for online bidding, go to the Stacks Bowers Page.

 

Latest Book is available now!
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Roman Coins, Money, and Society in Elizabethan England by Richard Simpson, Andrew Burnett, and Deborah Thorpe is now available for purchase! Publishing Sir Thomas Smith’s On the Wages of the Roman Footsoldier, which has been a virtually unknown work to modern scholarship and, although it is the first original work written in England to use the evidence of ancient coins, it has previously played no part in the history of numismatics. The book throws new light on the “Cambridge circle,” the group of academics-turned-politicians who played a crucial role in the smooth accession of Elizabeth I. It is accompanied by a biography by Richard Simpson to remedy some of the misconceptions about Smith, and to set OWRF and his other writings in a biographical framework. A full transcript of OWRF is also included.

 

November Money Talks
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On Saturday November 18, join Jonathan Kagan, who has collected rare numismatic books for the last 40 years, and David Hill, Francis D Campbell Librarian and ANS archivist, for November’s Money Talks: “Numismatic Book Collecting.” They will examine the notion of collectible books and manuscripts and consider their place in private and public collections in the age of the Internet.

 

The Later Republican Cistophori November pre-sale
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For the month of November only we are offering a special pre-sale price of $40 on The Later Republican Cistophori by former ANS Chief Curator William E. Metcalf before it is released in December! 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 the metrology and fineness of the cistophori. This work also includes cistophori from the collection of Richard B. Witschonke.

 

2017 Baltimore Winter Expo
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Executive Director Ute Wartenberg, Associate Curator Gilles Bransbourg, and new Membership Assistant Emma Pratte will be representing the ANS at the 2017 Baltimore Winter Expo from November 9–11. Stop by booth 912 and say hello! A number of books will be available for pre-order, including the special convention price of $49.95 for Brian Stickney’s upcoming book, A Monetary History of Central America.

 

The 2018 Annual Gala
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Next year’s Gala will take place on January 11, 2018 at the Harvard Club of New York City in honor of the Rosen family. More details are soon to come!

 

Dr. van Alfen’s Talk in Turkey
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On November 1 and 2, Peter van Alfen will be attending the International Symposium on the Port Cities of the Aegean World: Coins, Seals and Weights, which will be held in both Izmir and Manisa, Turkey. Dr. van Alfen’s paper for the symposium is entitled “The Archaic Coinage of Phokaia and the Limits of Cooperation.” He will also read the paper “An unpublished cistophoric hoard (NC 2004, p. 106 no. 129) and the cistophoric production of the Provincia Asia in the First century BC” on behalf of Dr. Lucia Carbone. Other speakers at the symposium include former ANS Summer Seminar Visiting Scholar Michel Amandry of the Bibliothèque nationale de France and Alan Stahl, former ANS Curator and current curator of numismatics at Princeton University Library.

 

Dr. Stolyarik at the New York Numismatic Club
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Collections Manager Elena Stolyarik will be speaking at the New York Numismatic Club’s 1,307th consecutive meeting on Friday, November 3 at the 3 West Club. Her talk will be on “Scythian-Greek Relations in the Black Sea (Pontic) Area: Numismatic Evidence.”

 

 

 

OCTOBER IN REVIEW

The 160th Annual Meeting
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On Saturday, October 28 the ANS held its 160th Annual Meeting. Members, future members, and the general public enjoyed staff presentations on departmental progress and a reception, which followed. Mr. Daniel Hamelberg, Prof. Sebastian Heath, Mr. Robert A. Kandel, Prof. Andrew Meadows, Mr. John Nebel, and Dr. Christopher J. Salmon, were elected as Trustees. At the preceding Board meeting, five members were elected as Fellows of the Society; Mr. Peter Bartlett, Mr. E. Tomlinson Fort, Mr. Del Parker, Prof. Gary Reger, and Mr. John W. Wilson. Alan Helms was elected as an Honorary Life Fellow, and Glen W. Bowersock was designated an Honorary Life Fellow. If you weren’t able to join us, you can view the presentations on our Youtube page soon. Departmental reports are also available in our Annual Report on our website.

 

The 2017 Huntington Award to Dr. Roger Bland
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On Friday, October 20, the ANS awarded the Archer M. Huntington medal to Dr. Roger Bland in recognition of his outstanding career contributions to numismatic scholarship. Dr. Bland also gave the Silvia Mani Hurter Memorial Lecture, entitled “How Coin Finds are Changing the face of Roman Britain: the Contribution of the Portable Antiquities Scheme.” “Dr. Bland’s research and published work on Roman Britain and its coin hoards has set new standards for numismatics and archaeologists,” said Prof. Jere Bacharach, the chair of the Society’s Huntington Committee. You can watch Dr. Bland’s lecture on Youtube.

 

High Resolution Images are now Available Online!
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The ANS is pleased to announce a new image-zooming feature in MANTIS , the online database of its numismatic collection, and ARCHER, the Society's digital archive. The ANS will now make its highest-resolution images freely available under a Creative Commons license, enabling researchers to zoom down into minute details of an object that were obscured in the lower-resolution images previously published. More than 160,000 numismatic objects have been photographed thus far and are available in this new interface. Beyond MANTIS, the high-resolution images of Roman Republican, Imperial, and Hellenistic coins will likewise be available within their respective online type corpora projects: Coinage of the Roman Republic OnlineOnline Coinage of the Roman Empire, and PELLA.

 

New faces at the ANS
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The ANS welcomes three new people to the Society. Dr. Eric Krauss (left) is our new Curatorial Associate working on the American cabinets and database. He is currently researching Gobrecht dollars—looking into the circumstances of their creation and production—as well as accessioning a collection of Gasparro plasters. ANS Life Fellow Frank Kovacs (center) has also been appointed Curatorial Associate and will be working with our military decorations. Lara Jacobs (right) joins us through Internet Archive as the digital scanning technician. She will be digitizing ANS books and monographs for the Newman Numismatic Portal and Internet Archive. 

 

Google Arts & Culture and the ANS
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The American Numismatic Society has partnered with Google Arts & Culture to present online exhibits of its collections through the Google Cultural Institute. The Art of Devastation: Medals and Posters from the Great War marks the ANS’s first online exhibition, presented in seven sections. Featuring every medal and poster from the actual exhibit hosted at Vassar College’s Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center from January 27 until April 9, 2017, online guests can browse high-definition images, view video, engage with maps, and link directly to the ANS’s object database for more information about the items on display.

 

October Money Talks
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On Saturday, October 21 the ANS held its latest Money Talks. Len Augsburger, Ute Wartenberg, Andrew Reinhard, David Hill, and Peter van Alfen led the discussion on the future of digitization and looked at Linked Open Data and Open Access of which the ANS has a global leadership role. It was the only Money Talks conversation to be recorded—you can watch their talks on the ANS Youtube Channel today!

 

Gilbert School Visit
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On October 4 twenty students from Gilbert High School visited the ANS. The group, accompanied by two teachers and by Elizabeth Butterworth, the Director of Development of Paideia Institute, was welcomed by ANS Curators Peter van Alfen, Gilles Bransbourg, and Lucia Carbone, who introduced them to the history of Roman and Greek coinage. The school trip was part of the program NYC Classical Day Tours that aims to introduce high school students to the ancient world and the classical tradition.

 

U.S. Mexican Numismatic Convention
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On October 12–14 the ANS attended the U.S. Mexican Numismatic Association Convention in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Wartenberg and Membership Assistant Emma Pratte brought a selection of coins, including a couple of new acquisitions, and pre-sold A Monetary History of Central America—a new ANS publication by Brian Stickney. It was being offered at a special convention only price of $49.95 and will be available for the same price at the Baltimore Winter Expo!

 

Dr. van Alfen Lectures at Fairfield
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On October 4 Peter van Alfen lectured to an honors class at Fairfield University on the origins of money and coinage. Taught by Prof. Giovanni Ruffini, the class is exploring various aspects of economies and economics in the ancient and modern worlds. Other guest lecturers in the class to date have included Prof. Joe Manning of Yale University, and former ANS Trustee Prof. Roger Bagnall of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University.

 

OCRE Finalization
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During Open Access Week, we published the public white paper we authored about the finalization of the Online Coins of the Roman Empire project for the National Endowment for the Humanities. The white paper includes details on the process of developing OCRE, how it is being used as a research, identification, or teaching tool for various audiences, and how the development of OCRE has contributed to further progress in other areas of numismatics (for example, with the Hellenistic Royal Coinages project). The paper is available at https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1037040

 

AT THE ANS

Recent Acquisitions
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See what’s new at the library for September and October!

 

Membership Renewals
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Have you renewed your membership this year? It is not too late! If you aren’t sure, please contact Emma Pratte, and she can assist you. You can renew today for this year and 2018, at this year’s prices. You will receive two years of all the member benefits at the 2017 rate, including the ANS Magazine, free access to our library, consultations with our curators, discounts on publications, a reduced rate to our Money Talks lecture series, and invitations to special events. Renew online or contact the Membership Department at (212) 571-4470 ext. 117.

 

 

Advertise in the Award-Winning ANS Magazine
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Support the ANS by advertising in the award-winning quarterly ANS Magazine. The ad deadline for issue no. 1 of 2018 is January 1, 2018. For more information about advertising rates and specs, visit the advertising page or contact Joanne Isaac, Museum Administrator, at magazine@numismatics.org or (212) 571-4470 ext. 112.

 

Sponsor the ANS E-news

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Erratum

In last month’s enews we mentioned a talk Dr. Wartenberg gave on the sale of the 1933 Double Eagle at Public Auction. We wrote that it was sold by Sotheby’s but our Fellow Harvey Stack wrote to remind us that public auction was in fact a joint sale of both Stack’s and Sotheby’s. We apologize for this omission.