The RBW Collection of Roman Republican Coins

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(Numismatica Ars Classica NAC AG, 2013)

by Roberto Russo, with collaboration of Alberto de Falco, with historical notes by David Vagi, edited by Andrew McCabe, Arturo Russo, Giuliano Russo, Claire Hallgarth

Hardcover, 432 pp.
Color illustrations throughout
ISBN: 978-88-7794-835-9
Numismatica Ars Classica AG 2013 Zurick

Price: US$150.00 (no member discount)

This volume is a record of the RBW Collection of Roman Republican Coins, as they were auctioned in three separate sales: the Triton III sale of December 1999, where the bulk of the gold coins were sold; and the Numismatica Ars Classica Sales 61 (October, 2011) and 63 (May, 2012), where the bronze, silver, and the remainder of the gold was sold.

La Colección Cervera, Moneda Antiqua de Hispania

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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
Member price: US$60.00 plus shipping and handling
Dealer price: US$60.00 contact the ANS Membership Office for details

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

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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
ANS Member price and Dealer price: US$99.00 plus shipping and handling

Because this publication was supported by the ANS, we are able to extend a discounted price to our members.

Contact the ANS Membership Office for details if ordering in quantity.

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

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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)
Member price: $28 (plus S&H)
Limited Edition Numbered Copies: $40 (plus S&H)

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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Islamic History through Coins: an Analysis and Catalogue of Tenth-Century Ikhshidid Coinage

Islamic History through Coins: an Analysis and Catalogue of Tenth-Century Ikhshidid Coinage

by Jere L. Bacharach

(American University in Cairo Press, 2006)

Hardcover, 188 pp.
ISBN-13: 978-977-424-930-3
ISBN-10: 977-424-930-5

This volume is an analysis of the norms governing the coinage of the Ikhshidids in the tenth century CE, along with a catalogue of 1,200 examples. This book was the winner of the 2007 Shamma Prize of the Royal Numismatic Society.

Price: $24.50 (no member discount)

Zecca: The Mint of Venice in the Middle Ages

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by Alan M. Stahl

(Published in association with the Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000)

Hardcover, 497 pp.
ISBN-13: 978-0-8018-6383-7
ISBN-10: 0-8018-6383-X

Price: $79.00
Member Price: $63.00

This volume is the first detailed study of the workings of a premodern mint based on both original archival research and detailed study of the coins themselves.

Contents:

Part I: The Venetian Mint and Coinage to 1423
The Age of the Penny, 800–1200
The Age of the Grosso, c. 1200–1285
The Age of the Ducat, 1285–1330
The Age of the Soldino, 1330–1379
The Age of Crisis and Reform, 1379–1423
Part II: The Zecca in the Life of Medieval Venice
The Setting of Mint Policy
Government Control of the Bullion Market
The Economics of the Zecca
The Circulation of Venetian Coinages
Cullers, Clippers, and Counterfeiters
Part III: Within the Mint
The Mintmasters
The Mint Building and Staff
Coin Design and Die Engraving
From Bullion to Coin
The Standards of Medieval Venetian Glass
The Volume of Production at the Venetian Zecca
Appendix: Offices Relating to Bullion and the Zecca
Appendix: Finds of Medieval Venetian Coins
Bibliography

The Currency of Fame: Portrait Medals of the Renaissance

The Currency of Fame: Portrait Medals of the Renaissance

edited by Stephen K. Scher

(Harry N. Abrams in association with the Frick Collection, 1994)

OUT OF PRINT

Softcover, 424 pp.
ISBN-13: 978-0-8109-2572-4
ISBN-10: 0-8109-2572-9

This volume is a profusely illustrated catalogue of an exhibition jointly sponsored by the Frick Collection and the National Gallery of Art and displayed in New York and Washington, D.C., in 1994.

The Beaux-Arts Medal in America

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by Barbara A. Baxter (1987)

Softcover, 92 pp., illus.
ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-221-1
ISBN-10: 0-89722-221-0

Price: $5.98 (no Member discount)

This volume is a catalogue of an exhibition of medallic art at the American Numismatic Society, September 26, 1987, to April 16, 1988.

Contents:

The Renaissance Medal in France
Nineteenth-Century American Medals
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Master of Relief
Expositions and Celebration
The Flowering of Medallic Art
The U.S. Mint and Beaux-Arts
The Redesign of the Coinage, 1907–1921 (William L. Bischoff)
The Legacy of Paris and Saint-Gaudens
Europe Comes to America
World War I and beyond Baeux-Arts
The American Numismatic Society and the Beaux-Arts Medal (Alan M. Stahl)
Bibliography
Index by Artist
Index of Illustrated Medals

The Proud Republic: Dutch Medals of the Golden Age

The Proud Republic: Dutch Medals of the Golden Age

by Stephen K. Scher (The Frick Collection, 1997)

Softcover, 72 pp.
ISBN-13: 978-91-21-14177-9
ISBN-10: 91-21-14177-0
Price: $20.00

Accompanying an exhibition held at the Frick Collection in New York, this short volume presents a catalogue of Dutch medals produced during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. These portrait and commemorative metals depict a wide range of subjects that are described and illustrated, and the historical context of their production is considered. Includes short biographies of the artists.

A Simple Souvenir: Coins and Medals of the Olympic Games

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by Peter G. van Alfen (2004)

Hardcover, 160 pp.
ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-293-8
ISBN-10: 0-89722-293-8
Price: US$4.98 (no Member discount)

In this richly illustrated catalogue of the ANS exhibit, “Full Circle: The Olympic Heritage in Coins and Medals,” the author examines the role that numismatic material relating to both the ancient and modern Games has played in social and political contexts. In addition to the introductory essay, the catalogue provides a brief overview of the history of the Games and discusses over 130 objects, including ancient Greek coins, vases, and sporting equipment, as well as modern medals, coins, and Olympic ephemera.

Contents:

The ancient Olympics
The Baron’s Games begin: Athens, 1896
Olympiad II: Paris, 1900
Olympiad III: St. Louis, 1904
The unofficial Olympics: Athens, 1906
Olympiad IV: London, 1908
Olympiad V: Stockholm, 1912
Olympiad VI: Berlin, 1916 (cancelled)
Olympiad VII: Antwerp, 1920
Olympiad VIII: Paris, 1924
Olympiad IX: Amsterdam, 1928
Olympiad X: Los Angeles, 1932
Olympiad XI: Berlin, 1936
Post-Second World War Olympic coins and medals
Bibliography