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Money Talks | The Art of Photographing Coins

THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHING COINS PART II
with Alan Roche

June 16, 2018  | 1:00 – 4:00 pm
$30 for members/$50 for nonmembers

 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.

The event will start at 1:00 with lunch, the talk will begin at 2:00, followed by Q & A.
Space is limited. Please RSVP to Emma Pratte at membership@numismatics.org or 212-571-4470, ext. 117.

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.

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
Chicago Coin Expo

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.

Press Release | 2017 + 2018 Saltus Awards

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

TO COUNTERFEIT IS DEATH
with Ray Williams

April 21, 2018  | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$30 for members / $50 for nonmembers

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. Ray Williams 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, and interesting stories involving some of the money being exhibited. Examples of the paper currency discussed will be made available for close examination.

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.

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
Reading Islamic on Coins

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
History of Egyptian Coinage

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...

Lecture by Dr. Evangeline Markou

Join us on Thursday, April 5, 2018 for "New Observations in Archaic & Classical Period Cypriote Coinage" by Dr. Evangeline Markou. Dr. Markou is the Senior Researcher at the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) and is an expert is Cypriote coinage. There will be a reception at 5:30, followed by the lecture at 6:00. This event is free and will take place at the ANS headquarters. 

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
Williams Money Talks

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.

Money Talks | How to Read Latin on Coins

HOW TO READ LATIN ON COINS
with Lucia Carbone

March 10, 2018  | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$30 for members / $50 for nonmembers

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. Dr. Carbone will give a basic introduction to Latin as a language and how it is used on coins. Although the focus will be on Latin on Roman coins, she will also look at Medieval, Modern and US coins. Resources for interpreting abbreviations and other legends for Latin will also be discussed. No prior knowledge of Latin is required.

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.

ABSS Trip to Poland

An Autumn Journey through Poland by Dr. Ute Wartenberg, ANS Executive Director In September of 2016, our annual Sage Society trip brought a group of members to Poland, a country with a long, distinguished, sometimes painful history, which we were able to witness in its beautiful towns, palaces and museums. As on so many other…
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