December 2020 E-News

Upcoming Events & Announcements


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2021 Annual Gala
Join us for our 2021 Gala! The ANS Annual Gala honoring Lottie and Mark Salton will be held virtually on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Join for pre-program "Cabinet Conversations" at 12:30 and for the Gala program at 1PM ET. The event will feature keynote speaker Jacob Goldstein, NPR correspondent and author of the new book,MONEY: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing. Patrons, Sponsors, and Individual Supporters of the Gala will receive raffle tickets and a limited edition pin designed by Saltus Award winner João Duarte. Program details and information on sponsorships, ticket purchases, and the raffle prizes can be found here.

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The 2020 Year End Appeal is on
The American Numismatic Society relies on the generosity of our members and donors. As 2020 concludes, consider making a year-end donation today. Thank you for your support! View the Year End Appeal here.

December in Review

Bactrian coin
Silver Tetradrachm of Eucratides I of Bactria, Bactria, 170 BC - 145 BC. 1997.9.68 http://numismatics.org/collection/1997.9.68?lang=en

ANS Awarded NEH Grant
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the Society a $150,000 grant for the two-year joint ANS-Oxford University OXUS-INDUS project. The international award will allow the project team from the institutions in the US, UK, Germany, and Pakistan to further research aspects of Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek coinages. Learn more about the projecthere.

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The Roman Republican Die Project Launched New Site 
The Roman Republican Die Project (RRDP), sponsored by the American Numismatic Society and generously funded by the Arete Foundation, is the largest die study ever undertaken. Read more about the project here.

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New Videos on YouTube!
Watch the new videos posted to the ANS YouTube Channel: Dr. Warren Esty presents on Die Studies in his Money TalkDr. Jesse Kraft presents the Brasher Doubloon in our new series, the ANS's Greatest Coinsand Mr. Sydney Martin accepts the 2020 Archer Huntington Award and delievers the Silvia Mani Hurter Memorial Lecture.

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November Long Tables & Money Talks
This month’s Long Table discussions included: “The G. N. Olcott Collection” with Dr. Lucia Carbone, “Connections, Community & Coinage" with numismatists George Watson and Bernhard Woytek, and "The Numismatic Collection in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan" with Dr. Irene Soto Marín. ANS Curator Emeritus Michael Bates delivered a Money Talks lecture, "The Silver Coinage of Iran Under its Early Muslim Governors, 651-705". 

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