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Press Release | 2018 Annual Gala

January 2018
New York, NY
for immediate release

The American Numismatic Society 2018 Annual Gala Dinner

On Thursday, January 11, 2018, approximately 180 friends of the American Numismatic Society gathered to honor the Rosen Family with the Trustees’ Award at the Annual Gala Dinner, held at the Harvard Club in New York City. Thank you to all of our supporters who made it possible. 

The Society was delighted to acknowledge the family’s exemplary devotion and commitment. The Rosens have supported the Society and numismatics as an academic discipline since the early 1980s. Moreover, they have done so through the efforts of three generations, setting an exceptional example of commitment to the numismatic community. The Rosen Family was among the biggest contributors to the Society’s 1980s endowment campaign, which was undertaken by then ANS President Harry W. Fowler. A. A. Rosen was named as benefactor in 1982, followed by his son Jonathan, who was honored for his extraordinary financial support a year later, a practice he has continued to the present. Adam Rosen is now following in his father’s footsteps, both as a collector and a philanthropist. He is a serious collector of ancient art and coinage, sharing his father’s passion for Greek coins and especially electrum.

Jonathan Rosen joined the Society 45 years ago. He was elected Fellow in 1997 and has been a member of the Augustus B. Sage Society since 2006.

Executive Director Dr. Ute Wartenberg opened the evening by thanking the many supporters and sponsors of the Gala. Personal perspectives on the honorees were then offered by two longtime friends of the Rosens: Harlan J. Berk and David Hendin, First Vice President of the ANS Board of Trustees.

Hendin recounted how he had first met Jonathan Rosen in the early 1980s through a mutual friend, the late Ya’akov Meshorer, curator of Antiquities and Numismatics at The Israel Museum. The Rosen family’s generosity to that institution was already legendary. Haim Gitler, a guest at the event and chief curator of Archaeology and Numismatics at the Israel Museum, fondly recalled that 30 years ago, when he arrived at the museum on his first day of work, he found on his desk his first assignment: to catalog a collection of 1,300 ancient coins just donated by Jonathan Rosen.

As one of the foremost collectors of Archaic coinage, Jonathan Rosen championed the publication of his collection, which was prepared by Nancy Waggoner, the Curator of Greek Coins at the American Numismatic Society and published in 1983. The volume, Early Greek Coins from the Collection of Jonathan P. Rosen, is a classic that shows the breadth of collecting in one of the most obscure areas of numismatics.

Jonathan’s wife, Jeannette, has steadfastly encouraged his interests over their many years of marriage, and together they support many important cultural institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Israel Museum, Bible Lands Museum, and the Morgan Library and Museum, where they have endowed a chair, the Jeannette and Jonathan P. Rosen Curatorship in the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Seals and Tablets. They also are major benefactors to such educational institutions as Amherst College, where they help fund the Chair of American Studies for Henry Steele Commager, and Emory, Yale, Cornell, and Columbia universities, along with the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University.

In addition to their extraordinary, generous support of the Society, the Rosens have greatly enhanced the ANS collections with many important donations. As Hendin remarked, “Academic numismatics and archaeologists, and of course, collectors, are lucky to have friends like Jon and his family.”

The ANS Annual Gala Dinner raised more than $210,000 for its research, publications and various programs. This includes $10,110 raised through its live auction, called by Melissa Karstedt of Stack’s Bowers Galleries. The eleven items included coins donated by Heritage Auctions, medals, wine, books, and other items donated by ANS members and Trustees, as well as a signed copy of Early Greek Coins from the Collection of Jonathan P. Rosen donated by Jonathan Rosen.

An unexpected surprise was the auction of a spectacular intricate gold necklace and jewelry ensemble on display from the Stack Family. The ensemble is made of ancient Greek and Roman coins, crafted by the premier 19th century French goldsmith-jeweler dynasty, the family Froment-Meurice. The ensemble has been in the Stack family for many years. Mr. Lawrence Stack promised to give whatever was raised over the reserve amount of $80,000 to the Society’s $4 million Campaign to Endow the Chair of the Executive Director. This ensemble was on display at the Gala with the intention of letting people know it would be available through auction at a later date. However, some guests were so enthusiastic about the pieces that they insisted on bidding on it that night. Renowned Sotheby’s auctioneer David Redden, who was attending the event, volunteered on the spot to handle the bidding. As a result of his spirited, and greatly appreciated, efforts, the necklace was purchased for $120,000, with $40,000 going to support the ANS campaign.

Past recipients of the Trustees’ Award include such notable numismatists and donors as Ms. Shelby White and Mr. Leon Levy, Mr. Jamie Stewart, Mr. Kenneth L. Edlow, Mr. George Kolbe, Mr. Q. David Bowers, Mr. Chester L. Krause, Mr. Donald G. Partrick, Mr. Harvey Stack, Mr. Victor England, Jr., Mr. Ira Goldberg, Mr. Larry Goldberg, Mr. Harlan J. Berk, Mr. Roger S. Siboni, Mrs. Marian Scheuer Sofaer and the Honorable Abraham D. Sofaer, Mrs. Elizabeth Forbes Hazard Scott and Mr. Stanley DeForest Scott, and Mr. and Mrs. John W. Adams, Anthony J. Terranova, and the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society and the Newman Numismatic Portal.

Every year the American Numismatic Society raises critical revenue through Gala ticket sales, program advertisements, sponsorships, contributions, and the proceeds from a live auction. These funds are used to further the Society’s mission of supporting research and education in numismatics.

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

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

Thank You for Another Successful Gala

The American Numismatic Society wishes to thank all those who supported the 2018 Annual Gala, held on Thursday, January 11, 2018, when more than 170 friends gathered at the Harvard Club in New York City to honor the Rosen Family with the Trustees’ Award.

Benefactor Sponsors
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Edlow
The Rosen Family

Sustainer Sponsor
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Adams

Friend Sponsors
Anderson & Anderson and
Whitman Publishing, LLC
Dr. Alain Baron - Numismatica Genevensis SA
Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. and Nomos AG
Fortuna Fine Arts
Heritage Auctions
Mr. Sydney F. Martin
Mr. Lawrence R. Stack and the Stack Family
Stack's Bowers Galleries
Mr. Anthony J. Terranova
Vilmar Numismatics

Supporters

Mr. Leonard D. Augsburger
Austin & Co., Inc.
Mr. Harlan J. Berk
Mr. G. Max Bernheimer, Christie’s Inc.
Mr. Robert Brueggeman
Mr. William A. Burd
Mr. Jeroen de Wilde
Douglas Lane & Associates
Mr. Arthur Fitts, III
Ms. Prudence M. Fitts
Fritz Rudolf Künker, GmbH & Co. KG
Dr. Jay Galst
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hamelberg
Mr. David Hendin
Mr. Eric M. Hildebrant
Mr. Joseph Jaroch
Dr. Ute Wartenberg Kagan and
Mr. Jonathan Kagan
Ms. Melissa Karstedt
Mr. Hubert Lanz
Mr. Ross Larson, Jr.
Mr. Arnold H. Miniman
Mr. Clifford Mishler
Mr. Del Parker and Mrs. Tatyana Parker
Mr. Richard H. Ponterio
Dr. Christopher J. Salmon
Mrs. Shanna Berk Schmidt
Mr. Stanley DeForest Scott
TIAA
Mr. Mark Tomasko
Mr. David Vagi

Press Release | Seleucid Coins Online

January 2018
New York
for immediate release

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

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

Money Talks | Mark D. Tomasko

BANK NOTES: FROM DESIGN TO PRINT
with Mark Tomasko

February 3, 2018 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$30 for members / $50 for nonmembers

America became the world leader in bank note engraving by the 1860s. Through the American Bank Note Company, the United States system and style of bank note engraving provided bank notes for many of the world’s nations in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Mark Tomasko, a collector, author, and researcher on bank note engraving, will lay out the process of designing, engraving, and printing bank notes and securities. The presentation will be accompanied by samples of vignette artwork; bank note and securities models; vignette books; color books; engravers’ tools; steel dies, transfer rolls and printing plates; and progressive proofs of vignettes, litho tints, and bank notes.

[A small example: have you ever noticed that the geometric lathework on our paper money (and on the borders of securities) is “white line” rather than “black line” engraving? As an additional security step, black line engraving in lathework is turned into white line engraving. This presentation will show you the metal pieces used to make this change.]

 

Money Talks: Numismatic Conversations is supported by an ANS endowment fund generously given in honor of Dr. Vladimir Clain-Stefanelli and Mrs. Elvira Clain-Stefanelli.

Accepting Applications For 2018 Seminar

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 through July 27, 2018.

For over half a century, the American Numismatic Society, a scholarly organization and museum of coins, money, and economic history, has offered select graduate students and junior faculty the opportunity to work hands-on with its preeminent numismatic collections. With over three-quarters of a million objects, the collection is particularly strong in Greek, Roman, Islamic, Far Eastern, and US and Colonial coinages, as well as Medallic Art. Located in New York City’s SoHo district, the Society also houses the world’s most complete numismatic library.

The rigorous eight-week course, taught by ANS staff, guest lecturers, and a Visiting Scholar, introduces students to the methods, theories, and history of the discipline. In addition to the lecture program, students will select a numismatic research topic and, utilizing ANS resources, complete a paper or digital project while in residence. The Seminar is intended to provide students of History, Art History, Textual Studies, Archeology, and Data Science who have little or no numismatic background with a working knowledge of a body of evidence that is often overlooked and poorly understood.

Successful applicants are typically doctoral candidates or junior faculty in a related discipline, but masters candidates are admitted as well. This year’s Visiting Scholar 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.

Applications are due no later than February 23, 2018. A limited number of stipends of up to $4000 are available to US citizens, and non-US citizens studying at US institutions under certain visas. For application forms and further information, please see the Summer Seminar page of our website, or contact the Seminar Director, Dr. Peter van Alfen (212.571.4470 x153).

Donations in support of the seminar are tax deductible as allowed to organization recognized by US 501(c)(3).

Gala Thur. Jan. 11 Harvard Club 6:30 pm

2018 Gala will take place on Thursday, January 11, 2018 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 the Rosen Family. View the full press release.
See the Invitation.


Individual Tickets $750.00 USD

All Sponsorship Levels

Roster Listing and Contributions

Benefactor Sponsor $28,000
◆ 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 $22,000
◆ Prominent Table of 10
◆ Recognition online, in printed gala materials and ANS Magazine
◆ Full-page Gold ad in the Gala Program

Sustainer Sponsor $14,000
◆ Prime Table of 10
◆ Recognition online, in printed gala materials and ANS Magazine
◆ Full-page Silver ad in the Gala Program

Friend Sponsor $7,500
◆ Select Table of 10
◆ Recognition in printed materials and ANS Magazine
◆Full-page ad in Gala Program

Advertise in the Gala Program

Gala Advertising Order Form | 2018 Gala 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
The Rosen Family

Sustainer Sponsor
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Adams

Friend Sponsors
Anderson & Anderson and
   Whitman Publishing, LLC
Dr. Alain Baron - Numismatica Genevensis SA
Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. and Nomos AG
Fortuna Fine Arts
Heritage Auctions
Mr. Sydney F. Martin
Mr. Lawrence R. Stack and the Stack Family
Stack's Bowers Galleries
Mr. Anthony J. Terranova
Vilmar Numismatics

Supporters
Mr. Leonard D. Augsburger
Austin & Co., Inc.
Mr. Harlan J. Berk
Mr. G. Max Bernheimer, Christie’s Inc.
Mr. Robert Brueggeman
Mr. William A. Burd
Mr. Jeroen de Wilde
Douglas Lane & Associates
Mr. Arthur Fitts, III
Ms. Prudence M. Fitts
Fritz Rudolf Künker, GmbH & Co. KG
Dr. Jay Galst
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Hamelberg
Mr. David Hendin
Mr. Eric M. Hildebrant
Mr. Joseph Jaroch
Dr. Ute Wartenberg Kagan and
   Mr. Jonathan Kagan
Ms. Melissa Karstedt
Mr. Hubert Lanz
Mr. Ross Larson, Jr.
Mr. Arnold H. Miniman
Mr. Clifford Mishler
Mr. Del Parker and Mrs. Tatyana Parker
Mr. Richard H. Ponterio
Dr. Christopher J. Salmon
Mrs. Shanna Berk Schmidt
Mr. Stanley DeForest Scott
TIAA
Mr. Mark Tomasko
Mr. David Vagi

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
Richard Cacchione

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.

The ANS 2018 End of Year Appeal Is On!

Dear Friend, Each year at this time I ask all of you who share our passion for numismatics to consider making a donation to the American Numismatic Society, but I do not want you to think this a generalized, abstract request. Since I last made this appeal we have taken great concrete steps toward making…
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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.

Money Talks | Wine & Coins

Wine & Coins
with Alex Conison, Guest Speaker & Wine Expert, and Curators: Peter van Alfen, Gilles Bransbourg, Lucia Carbone, & David Hendin
Saturday, December 16, 2017 | 1:00 – 5:00 pm

With Wine Tasting: Members $100, Non-Members $125
Without Wine Tasting: Members $50, Non-Members $75

 

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 a history of wine and coins. 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, 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. Then, 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 along side a selection of wines linked to these locations and their ancient winemaking traditions.

Limited Space available. Please RSVP to Emma Pratte at membership@numismatics.org or 212-571-4470.