The Art of Devastation: Medals and Posters of the Great War

Patricia Phagan and Peter van Alfen (editors.)

ISBN: 978-0-89722-348-5AOD_book_cover-web
Hard cover, 356 pp. with Full color images
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Exhibition Opening Lecture and Reception: The Art of Devastation
When: Friday, January 27, 2017, 5:30pm
The exhibition ran from January 27, 2017 – April 9, 2017 at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Timed to coincide with the centennial of US involvement in the
First World War, the exhibition, The Art of Devastation, opens
on January 27, 2017 at the Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar
College. Jointly curated by Patricia Phagan (Vassar) and Peter
van Alfen (ANS), this exhibition explores for the first time on
American soil the intertwined roles of posters and medals in
shaping public opinion of the war and in steering Americans
into it. This companion volume includes six chapters focusing on
Great War art and propaganda by experts in medallic and graphic
arts of the early 20th century, followed by a complete, full-color
catalog of the 130 medals and posters featured in the exhibit.

Front cover illustration: M. Nelli Company, Florence
One Heart for All the Cohort, ca. 1917. Struck bronze, minted in Florence
ANS 2014.14.34 American Numismatic Society,
AOD 9201.14512.5 Art of Devastation, an ANS online exhibition

Jacket design by Alan Roche

FIDES: Contributions to Numismatics in Honor of Richard B. Witschonke

RBWFIDES: Contributions to Numismatics in Honor of Richard B. Witschonke

edited by Peter G. van Alfen, Gilles Bransbourg, and Michel Amandry (2015)

Hardcover, 520 pp.
Black and White illustrations throughout
ISBN: 978-0-89722-339-3

This Festschrift honors Richard “Rick” B. Witschonke, and will be available for shipping in September 2015. This volume is limited to 150 hand-numbered copies, and will not be reprinted. It contains 20 articles of new scholarship on the ancient coinage of the Roman world and greater italic peninsula and islands. RBW’s volume is 520 pages with illustrations throughout, bound in Roman imperial purple linen, and stamped in gold with the image of an as depicting an eagle above the word “ROMA”.

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Contents:

A Bibliography of Richard B. Witschonke

Katerini Liampi. A Hoard from Thessaly Containing Aeginetan Staters and Thessalian Issues of the Taurokathapsia Type

Andrew Burnett and Maria Cristina Molinari. The Capitoline Hoard and the Circulation of Silver Coins in Central and Northern Italy in the Third Century BC

Peter van Alfen. A Late Third Century BC Hoard of Sardo-Punic Bronzes (IGCH 2290)

Gilles Bransbourg. Currency Debasement and Public Debt Management at the Time of the Second Punic War

David Vagi. Alliance and Coinage: South Italy during the Second Punic War

Andrew McCabe. A Hoard of Cut Roman Republican Denarii from the Second Punic War

François de Callataÿ. The Late Hellenistic Didrachms of Leukas: Another Case of Greek Coinage for the Roman Army

Andrew R. Meadows. Four Cistophoric Hoards?

William E. Metcalf. The Cistophori of Nysa

Nathan T. Elkins. “A City of Brick”: Architectural Designs on Roman Republican Coins and Second-Style Wall Painting

Liv Mariah Yarrow. Ulysses’s Return and Portrayals of Fides on Republican Coins

Clive Stannard. The Labors of Hercules on Central Italian Coins and Tesserae of the First Century BC

Michael H. Crawford. Sextus Pompeius between Hispania and Germania

Philip Davis. Erato or Terpsichore: A Reassement

Bernhard E. Woytek. The Aureus of Pompey the Great Revisited

David Hendin. Judaea and Rome: The Early Numismatic Commentary, First Century BCE

Patrick Villemur. De Quelques Émissions Coloniales Romaines en Sicile: Retour à Tyndaris

Sophia Kremydi and Athena Iakovidou. Corinth and Athens: Numismatic Circulation from the Late Republic to the High Empire

Jane DeRose Evans. The Third Neokorate of Sardis in Light of a New Coin Type Found in Sardis

Michel Amandry. Le Monnayage de la Res Publica Coloniae Philippensium: Nouvelles Données


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ΚΑΙΡΟΣ: Contributions to Numismatics in Honor of Basil Demetriadi

BCDΚΑΙΡΟΣ: Contributions to Numismatics in Honor of Basil Demetriadi

edited by Ute Wartenberg and Michel Amandry (2015)

Hardcover, 428 pp.
Black and White illustrations throughout
ISBN: 978-0-89722-338-6

This Festschrift honors Basil Demetriadi, and will be available for shipping in September 2015. This volume is limited to 150 hand-numbered copies, and will not be reprinted. It features 21 new, fully illustrated articles on ancient coins of the Greek world written specifically for this volume. The 428-page, hardcover book is printed on heavyweight, archival paper, bound in Greek-blue linen, and handsomely slipcased, featuring a silver stamp of an stater with eagle head and leaf.

ANS Member Price: US$115.00
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Contents:

Patricia Felch. Basil C. Demetriadi

Friedrich Burrer. Die Hemidrachmen-Prägung von Gyrton

François de Callataÿ. A Long-Term View (15th–18th Centuries) on Prices Paid to Acquire Ancient Coins

Wolfgang Fischer-Bossert. Die Eule der Athena

Evangelia Georgiou. The Coinage of Orthe

Jonathan Kagan. Maximilian John Borrell (c. 1802–1870). Dealer, Collector, and Forgotten Scholar and the Making of the Historia Numorum

Sophia Kremydi and Michel Amandry. Le monnayage d’époque sévérienne frappé à Aigosthènes en Mégaride

John H. Kroll. Small Bronze Tokens from the Athenian Agora: Symbola or Kollyboi?

Catharine C. Lorber. The Beginning of the Late Facing Head Drachm Coinage of Larissa

Aliki Moustaka. Bendis and the Wolf: An Unpublished Numismatic Type from Thessalian Phaloria

Olivier Picard. Corpus et classement des émissions: les bronzes hellénistiques de Thasos

Selene E. Psoma. Did the So-called Thraco-Macedonian Standard Exist?

Pierre Requier. Une rare série de Cos sans portrait imperial du IIIème siècle

Kenneth A. Sheedy. The Emergency Coinage of Timotheus (364–362 B.C.)

Derek R. Smith. New Varieties of the Eleusinian Triptolemos/Piglet Coinage from the BCD Collection

Vassiliki E. Stefanaki. Corpus des monnaies aux dauphins attribuées à Potidaion/Poseidion de Carpathos

Peter G. van Alfen. The Chalkid(ik)ian Beginnings of Euboian Coinage

Hans-Christoph von Mosch and Laura-Antonia Klostermeyer. Ein Stempelschneider auf Reisen. Die Antinoosmedaillons des Hostilios Markellos und Hadrians Reise im Jahr 131/2 n. Chr.

Mary E. Hoskins Walbank. Prospectus for Palaimon

Ute Wartenberg. Thraco-Macedonian Bullion Coinage in the Fifth Century B.C.: The Case of Ichnai

Arnold-Peter C. Weiss. The Persic Distaters of Nikokles Revisited


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From Crime to Punishment: Counterfeit and Debased Currencies in Colonial and Pre-Federal America

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(Numismatic Studies 27, 2012)

by Philip L. Mossman

Hardcover: 304 pp.
ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-327-0
Price: $49.98 (no Member discount)
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Ever since coinage was developed in ancient Lydia, an element of society has sought to debase the coin of the realm for personal gain not only by counterfeiting, but also by shaving away precious metal. Currency debasement was not confined to the proletariat since throughout history various monarchs increased their royal revenues, or seigniorage, by reducing the quality of the coins’ specie content or its weight standard. The current text follows closely the course of royal English copper coinages whose high potential profit made them an ideal prey for counterfeiters. These forgeries flowed freely into the colonies where they overwhelmed, and eventually collapsed, the small change medium but not before various states sought to correct the evil of this imported copper trash.

Great attention is paid to Great Britain’s mercantilistic policies which shaped the character of the currency in the North American colonies where chronic hard money shortages encouraged counterfeit coinages of all stripes whose actual manufacture and circulation is examined in great detail. Colonists further sought to expand their monetary pool by printing bills of credit to meet the exigencies of the French and Indian Wars. This new paper currency likewise became the target for forgery and a battle royal ensued between the colonial treasurers and bands of counterfeiters as they competed to outsmart each other. But as “the weed of crime bears bitter fruit,” many counterfeiters were apprehended and punished for their evil deeds.

Contents:

Chapter One: The Landscape of Counterfeit Money
Chapter Two: Pre-1700 Counterfeiting
Chapter Three: Who’s Who in Counterfeiting
Chapter Four: “Counterfeiting 101”
Chapter Five: English Copper Coinages
Chapter Six: State Coppers to the Rescue
Chapter Seven: Genuine Paper Money
Chapter Eight: Altered Paper Money
Chapter Nine: Counterfeit Paper Money
Chapter Ten: Laws and Penalties

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La Colección Cervera, Moneda Antiqua de Hispania

CerveraCoverlowresLa Colección Cervera, Moneda Antiqua de Hispania

by Ma Paz García-Bellido y William Metcalf, con la participatión de Gloira Mora y la colaboración de Encarnación González

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas and
Ediciones Polifemo, Madrid (2014)

Softcover, 468 pp.
(Spanish)
Black & white illustrations throughout
ISBN: 978-88-7794-835-9

Non-member price: US$90.00 plus shipping and handling
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The provenance of individual coins can sometimes be traced back to great collections of earlier centuries, but it is very rare that the entire contents of a coin collection from the nineteenth century are fully documented. It is fortunate for the numismatic community that one such instance is the outstanding collection formed by the Spanish ophthalmologist Rafael Cervera y Royo (1828–1903). In 1902, shortly before his death, Cervera sold his collection in its entirety to the great American Hispanophile Archer M. Huntington, along with a manuscript inventory listing the entire collection. That inventory, now at the American Numismatic Society in New York, together with the rubbings of Cervera’s collection made by Antonio Vives Escudero for his research on ancient Spanish coins, now at the Instituto Valencia de Don Juan in Spain, allowed María Paz García-Bellido and William E. Metcalf to identify the ancient coins from Cervera’s collection and match them with the photographs of Archer Huntington’s collection.

This book catalogues the 1,576 Iberian, Celtiberian, Greek, Hispano-Punic, and Roman Provincial coins from the Cervera collection, with every coin photographed and fully described. After the unfortunate dispersal of Archer Huntington’s collection in a series of sales since 2011, this book stands as the surviving monument to Cervera’s collection and the best resource for tracing its coins into the future. It is not only an astonishing time capsule of one of the great collections of nineteenth-century Spain; the importance of this collection for researchers working on early Hispanic coinage, from Vives to the present, makes this book an essential resource for any numismatist with an interest in ancient Spain.

Numismatic History and Economy in Epirus during Antiquity

KERMAIIINumismatic History and Economy in Epirus during Antiquity

Proceedings of the 1st International Conference: Numismatic History and Economy in Epirus During Antiquity (University of Ioannina. October 3–7, 2007)
Series Kerma, No. III.

edited by K. Liampi, et al.

Published by: Lydia Lithos, Society for the Study of Numismatics and Economic History, 2013. This publication was made possible with the support of the American Numismatic Society.

Soft cover, 660 pp., 50 coin pls.

List price: US$140.00 plus shipping and handling
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This collective volume is the outcome of an international conference held at the University of Ioannina in October 2007. More than forty papers, reworked and expanded, offer a well-documented picture of the numismatic and economic history of Epirus and the neighboring areas in antiquity. Topics covered include mints, metrology, prosopography, historiography, iconography, circulation, as well as modern collecting; areas covered are, besides Epirus, also Sicily and the Magna Graecia, owing to their intense relations with Epirus.

Cultural Change: Jewish, Christian and Islamic Coins of the Holy Land

HolyLandCultural Change: Jewish, Christian and Islamic Coins of the Holy Land

by David Hendin (2011)

ISBN-10:0-89722-319-5
ISBN-13:978-0-89722-319-5

Softcover. Color illus. throughout, 128 pp.
List price: $40 (plus S&H)
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Cultural Change: Jewish, Christian and Islamic Coins of the Holy Land is a full color catalogue of the coins featured in the ANS’s acclaimed temporary exhibit of the same name. All coins are illustrated in full color, with explanatory text, illustrations of related material, maps and family-trees. The volume serves as the ideal introduction to the coinage of the Holy Land, as well as providing a history of the region from the 4th century BC to Crusader times, illustrated by the coinage that was produced there. As such, it contains some of the earliest Jewish coins, as well as the earliest to bear overtly Christian symbolism.

The coins contained in this exhibit are often the finest examples of their kind in existence, and the text has been written by one of the foremost experts in the field, so the resulting volume is as attractive to look at as it is informative.

Contents:

Jewish history on coins
Herodians and the Judeo-Christian tradition
Sons of Herod
Roman prefects and procurators
The Jewish wars
Coins that Jesus knew
Christianity portrayed on coins
Arabs in the Holy Land
Islamic coins of the Middle East
Coins of Jerusalem
Gods, goddesses and monuments on city coins
Galilee and Samaria
Judaea, Idumaea, and Philistia
Decapolis and Provincia Arabia

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European Medals in the Chazen Museum of Art

European_Medals_72European Medals in the Chazen Museum of Art: Highlights from the Vernon Hall Collection and Later Acquisitions

(Co-published by the Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the American Numismatic Society, 2014)

Introductory Essay by Stephen K. Scher
Contributors: Philip Attwood, Arne R. Flaten, Mark Jones, Douglas Lewis, Eleonora Luciano, Joseph G. Reinis, Stephen K. Scher, Jeffrey Chipps Smith, Louis A. Waldman
Edited by Maria F. P. Saffiotti Dale

Softcover, illus.
ISBN: 978-1-93327-017-3
List price: $39.95 (plus S&H)
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This grouping of medals represents the museum’s Renaissance, Baroque, and nineteenth-century highlights and illustrates the history of the art of the commemorative medal. This catalogue incorporates the scholarship of nine international medallic experts. Their erudition, consummate research skills, and effective prose are evident in sixty-one essays on some of the masterpieces of this art form written for the education and enjoyment of students, specialists, and the general public alike.

Contents:

The Development of the Commemorative Medal: The Fifteenth to the Nineteenth Centuries, Stephen K. Scher
Catalogue
Philip Attwood, Arne R. Flaten, Mark Jones, Douglas Lewis, Eleonora Luciano, Joseph G. Reinis, Stephen K. Scher, Jeffrey Chipps Smith, Louis A. Waldman
Italy
Germany and The Netherlands
France
Index of Legends

Wampum and the Origins of American Money

wampumby Marc Shell
(co-published with the University of Illinois Press)

List price: $75 plus shipping & handling
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ISBN 978-0-252-03366-7 Hardcover, 138 pp., 101 b/w figs., 18 color pls.

Wampum has become a synonym for money, and it is widely assumed that it served the same purposes as money among the Native Algonquians even after coming into contact with European colonists’ money. But to equate wampum with money only matches one slippery term with another, as money itself was quite ill-defined in North America for decades during its colonization. Fledgling colonial currencies assimilated much more from Native American trading practices than they imposed on the locals, so much so that colonists regularly expressed fears of “becoming Indians” in their widespread use of paper money, a novel economic innovation adapted from wampum. In this stimulating and intriguing book, Marc Shell illuminates the context in which wampum was used by describing how money circulated in the colonial period and the early history of the United States.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Marc Shell is Irving Babbitt Professor of Comparative Literature and professor of English at Harvard University.

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