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)

OUT OF PRINT

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 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.

The Medal in America Volume 2

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(Coinage of the Americas Conference Proceedings 13, 1999)

edited by Alan M. Stahl

Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-276-1
ISBN-10: 0-89722-276-8

Price: US$4.98 (no Member discount)

This volume is a record of the Coinage of the Americas Conference (COAC) held in 1997.

Contents:

The Peace Medals of George III (John W. Adams)

A Reckoning of Moritz Furst’s American Medals (Chris Neuzil)

Classifying Masonic Medals (Paul Rich and Guillermo de los Reyes)

Augustus Saint-Gaudens’s World’s Columbian Exposition Commemorative Presentation Medal (Thayer Tolles)

A. A. Weinman, Classic Medalist (Barbara A. Baxter)

The Medallic Work of Emil Fuchs (Scott Miller)

Charles De Kay and the Circle of Friends of the Medallion (Susan Luftschein)

Paul Manship’s Medallic Mythology (Bob Mueller)

The Art of Die-Engraving (Virginia Janssen)

Hand Engraving and Die Sinking (Ron Landis)

The Coinage of The Americas Conference is an annual meeting that provides a forum for exchange of knowledge on a selected theme in the numismatics of the western hemisphere.

Perspectives on the Renaissance Medal

(Numismatic Studies 23, 2000; published in association with Garland)

by Stephen K. Scher

Hardcover, 240 pp.
ISBN-13: 978-0-8153-2074-6
ISBN-10: 0-8153-2074-4
Non-Member Price: US$52.00
Member Price: US$24.98

(Only available for purchase through the ANS.)

Contents:

An introduction to the Renaissance portrait medal / Stephen K. Scher
Pisanello’s Paragoni / Raymond B. Waddington
Visual constructions of the art of war : images for Machiavelli’s Prince / Joanna Woods-Marsden
‘Un gran pelago’ : the Impresa and the medal reverse in fifteenth-century Italy / Kristen Lippincott
‘The modern Lysippus’ : a Roman quattrocentro medalist in context / Louis Alexander Waldman
Changing patterns of antiquarianism in the imagery of the Italian Renaissance medal / John Cunnally
Mint and medal in the Renaissance / Alan M. Stahl
Text and image / J. Graham Pollard
Giovanni Bernardi and the question of medal attribution in sixteenth-century Italy / Philip Attwood
A creative moment : thoughts on the genesis of the German portrait medal / Jeffrey Chipps Smith
Classical subjects on Erzgebirge medals / Hermann Maué
Correct and incorrect : the composition of medallic reverses in late-seventeenth-century France / Mark Jones


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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

Medals Concerning John Law and the Mississippi System

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(Numismatic Notes and Monographs 167, 2005)

by John W. Adams

Hardcover, 75 pp., 9 pls.
ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-295-2
ISBN-10: 0-89722-295-4
Price: US$9.98 (no Member discount)

This book presents an up-to-date catalogue of the eighteenth-century medals, mostly satirical, referring to John Law and his financial system between 1716 and 1720. Many of the illustrated specimens are by the German medalist Christian Wermuth.

Contents:

John Law, Larger than Life
The Literature
Census and Rarity
Descriptions of the Medals
Associated Pieces
Appendix I Concordance
Appendix II Index of Legends and Inscriptions

American Art Medals, 1909–1995

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(Studies in Medallic Art 1, 2011)

by David T. Alexander

hardcover, illus.
ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-317-1
List price: $150 (plus S&H)
Member price: $105 (plus S&H)

American Art Medals, 1909–1995 is the first comprehensive study of the two most important series of art medals produced in the United States: the medals of the Circle of Friends of the Medallion (1909–1915) and those of the Society of Medalists (1930–1995). Together, these two series offer an unmatched panorama of American medallic sculpture in the twentieth century.

Founded by the art writer Charles de Kay and the collector Robert Hewitt, Jr., the Circle of Friends of the Medallion issued only twelve medals in its brief existence. Occurring, however, at a time when the Beaux-Arts movement had brought medallic art to a higher prominence among sculptors than it has enjoyed before or since, the series is of great significance for the development of the American art medal.

The Society of Medalists, during its life of sixty-six years, produced a much more extensive series: 128 regular issues (one of which includes six separate pieces), as well as four special issues designed for the Society (and one other special issue of an already existing medal). This body of work showcases the development of diverse artistic styles among figurative sculptors of the twentieth century, from classicism to modernism. The 123 sculptors whose work was presented in this series include almost every major American medalist of the era as well as several notable artists from other countries.

In addition to cataloguing the issues of these two medallic art organizations, this book features an innovative effort to record the different colors and patinas in which the medals were issued. Especially for the Society of Medalists, whose long history meant that different production batches of a particular medal might have been made several decades apart, this hitherto neglected dimension in the study of art medals shows how changes in the surface finish can yield truly startling variations in the visual impact of a design.

Contents:

The Circle of Friends of the Medallion, 1908–1915
The Medals of the Circle of Friends
The End of the Circle of Friends, 1915
The Society of Medalists, 1928–1995
The Regular Issues of the Society of Medalists
Epilogue: The Passing of the Society of Medalists
Anniversary and Special Issues of the Society of Medalists
Derivative Issues of the Society of Medalists
References

European Medals in the Chazen Museum of Art

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(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)
Member price: $27.97 (plus S&H)

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