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Dr. Michael Alram Received Huntington Award

On June 7, 2016, the ANS honored Dr. Michael Alram with the 2016 Archer M. Huntington Award in recognition of his outstanding career contributions to numismatic scholarship. Dr. Alram is a distinguished scholar, scientist, researcher and teacher who has been a formidable presence in the numismatic community for the past four decades. Remarkably for such a…
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2016 May Enews

Assist the ANS The ANS is having a very busy and productive 2016! But we need your support so we can continue the momentum that we have built up so far this year. Please make a 100% tax-deductible donation to our Mid-Year Appeal today! Archer M. Huntington Award and Silvia Mani Hurter Memorial Lecture On Tuesday, June 7,…
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2016 April Enews

ANS Book Sale The ANS will be selling select books published after 2000 at a deep discount (up to 80% off retail) from April 25–May 8. Titles in the sale are: Cultural Change: Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Coins of the Holy Land (by David Hendin, reg. $40/sale $10); From Crime to Punishment: Counterfeit and Debased Currencies in…
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Imperial Banknotes of Persia Published

New York, NY March 2, 2016 The American Numismatic Society Publishes The Banknotes of the Imperial Bank of Persia The American Numismatic Society is delighted to offer The Banknotes of the Imperial Bank of Persia, by Michael E. Bonine. This hardcover, 148-page book is a study of this first bank in Iran to issue banknotes…
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Fowler Lecture: Aneurin Ellis-Evans

New York, NY February 26, 2016 The American Numismatic Society Announces 2016 Harry W. Fowler Memorial Lecture Presenter Aneurin Ellis-Evans The American Numismatic Society (ANS) is delighted to announce that the 2016 Harry W. Fowler Memorial Lecture will be presented by Aneurin Ellis-Evans, Junior Research Fellow in Classics at The Queen’s College, University of Oxford. The lecture…
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62nd Annual Eric P. Newman Graduate Summer Seminar in Numismatics

June 6 through July 29, 2016 Study at the Foremost Seminar in Numismatic Methods and Theory 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…
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ANS 2016 Annual Gala

January 8, 2016 On Thursday, January 7, 2016, nearly 200 friends of The American Numismatic Society (ANS) gathered at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City to celebrate Regina and John W. Adams’ long-term dedication to the Society with the presentation of the 2016 Trustees’ Award. Their unflagging devotion to numismatics, John’s leadership roles…
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Congress Considers Import Restrictions on Iraqi Artifacts

by Peter K. Tompa The Iraq Cultural Heritage Protection Act (H.R. 2009) is legislation recently introduced in the United States House of Representatives making it illegal to import into the US virtually any artifact excavated from the earth in Iraq that is over 100 years old. While the statute purportedly is designed to address the…
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Obituary: Michael Grant 1914–2004

by Sebastian Heath Professor Michael Grant, distinguished author of both numismatic scholarship and popular histories of the ancient world, died on October 4th in London at the age of 90. Dr. Grant was most prominent as the author of more than 50 books that aimed to make the politics and society of ancient Greece and…
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Obituary: Ömer Diler, 1945-2005

by Emine Nur Diler Born in Istanbul in 1945, Ömer Diler was educated as a chemical engineer but became interested in coins when he was given a rare Ottoman gold coin as a present in 1972, and thus his first numismatic interest was Ottoman currency. Long years spent at antique shops sifting through thousands of…
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