“Roman Coins, Money and Elizabethan Society: an Unknown Work by Sir Thomas Smith,” will be the topic of the 2016 Mark M. Salton Memorial Lecture by Dr. Andrew M. Burnett, ANS Trustee and former Director at The British Museum. The lecture will take place at the ANS headquarters in New York City on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm. A reception will begin at 5:30 pm. Reservations are required – RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-571-4470 ext. 117.
Mark M. Salton, who passed away on the last day of 2005, was a long-time friend of the ANS. He served as a Chairman of the ANS’s Huntington Medals award committee until shortly before his death. He was also an important member of the Saltus award committee.
Dr. Andrew Burnett, ANS Life member and Foreign Associate, joined in 1982 and currently serves on the Board of Trustees. He was Deputy Director of the British Museum from 2002 to 2013, having begun his career at the Museum in 1974 in the Coins and Medals department as Research Assistant. He studied Ancient History and Philosophy at Balliol College, Oxford; received his MA from Oxford in 1979, and PhD from the University of London. Among his many distinctions are: the RIBA Crown Estate Award (best UK conservation project) in 2004 for the Enlightenment Gallery at the British Museum, election as a Fellow of the British Academy in 2003, the award of the Silver Medal of the Royal Numismatic Society, the Jeton de Vermeil of the French Numismatic Society, and the Huntington Medal of the American Numismatic Society. He was appointed a CBE by the Queen in the New Year’s Honours of 2012, and an Honorary Professor of University College London in 2013. He is the President of the Royal Numismatic Society, and was President of the Roman Society (2008-2012) and of the International Numismatic Commission (1997-2003).