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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Coinage of the Caravan Kingdoms

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(Ancient Coins in North American Collections 10, 2010)

List price: US$150
ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-318-8
Hardback, 162 pp

ACNAC 10 accompanies the ANS’s Coinage of the Caravan Kingdoms: Studies in the Monetization of Ancient Arabia. Built over the last 20 years, the Martin Huth collection of pre-Islamic coins covering all parts of the Arabian Peninsula represents the largest assembly of such material ever put together, exceeding by far the holdings of existing Museum collections. 480 coins are fully described and illustrated on more than 70 plates. A comprehensive epigraphic index lists all inscriptions and monograms found on these intriguing series. Together with its sister volume—where many of the collection coins are discussed in detail—ACNAC 10 will serve as a reference volume for Arabian coins for years to come.

Contents:

Overview of the Main Arabian Coin Types
The Levantine Coast and Gaza
North West Arabia
Idumaea or Kingdom of Lihyan
Nabataean Coinage
Eastern Arabia
Coinage of the Western Arabian Gulf
Coinage of the Kingdom of Hagar
Coinage of the Oman Peninsula
South Arabia
Minaean (?) Coinage
Sabaean Coinage
Qatabanian Coinage
Himyarite Coinage
Coinage of Hadramawt
South Arabian Incerti
Foreign Coins from South Arabia
Epigraphic Index

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Coinage of the Caravan Kingdoms: Studies in the Monetization of Ancient Arabia

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(Numismatic Studies 25, 2010)

by Martin Huth and Peter G. van Alfen

Hardback
ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-312-6
602 pp., 42 pls.

Price: US$74.98

This volume represents the first comprehensive look at ancient Arabian coinage in toto since George Hill’s 1922 British Museum catalogue. In addition to a catalogue and updated typologies of Philistian, Nabataean, Minaen, Qatabanian, Sabaean, Himyarite, and Gerrhean coinages, among others, and die studies of the owl and Alexander imitations, this volume features essays written by numismatists, archaeologists, and epigraphists that situate the coins within their political, social, and economic contexts. As these studies demonstrate, the beginnings of coinage in Arabia followed two very distinct traditions, the first along a line running roughly from Gaza on the Mediterranean coast to the Hadhramawt on the Arabian Sea, the other in eastern Arabia, running along the Persian Gulf coast from the mouth of the Euphrates to the Oman peninsula.

Contents:

The Arabian Peninsula, 600 BCE to 600 CE (D. T. Potts)

The Circulation of Forieng Coins within Arabia and of Arabian Coins outside the Peninsula in the Pre-Islamic Era (D. T. Potts)

Monetary Circulation in South West Aravia between the Fourth and Second Centuries BCE: The al-Jawf Hoards of 2001 and 2002 (Martin Huth)

Gods and Kings: On the Imagery of Arabian Coinage (Martin Huth)

The Gold Coins (Martin Huth)

Notes on the Coinages of the Philistian Cities (Wolfgang Fischer-Bossert)

Important Additions to the Corpus of Nabataean Coins since 1990 (Oliver Hoover and Rachel Barkay)

Some Nabataean Questions Reconsidered (Martin Huth)

Athenian Imitations from Arabia (Martin Huth)

Die Studies of the Earliest Qatabanian and Sabaean Coinages (Peter G. van Alfen)

The Monetary Terminology of Ancient South Arabia in Light of New Epigraphic Evidence (Peter Stein)

The So-Called Cursive Legend Reconsidered (Martin Huth and Peter Stein)

Himyarite Kings on Coinage (Christian Robin)

A New Chronology for the Arabian Alexanders (Olivier Callot)

The “Abiel” Coins of Eastern Arabia: A Study of the Aramaic Legends (Michael C. A. MacDonald)

A Die Study of the “Abiel” Coinage of Eastern Arabia (Peter G. van Alfen)

Read a review in Bryn Mawr Classical Review.

View the Plates and Script Tables for Michael C. A. Macdonald, “The ‘Abiel’ Coins of Eastern Arabia: A Study of the Aramaic Legends”:

McDonald Plates – Part A (large file 13MB)
McDonald Plates – Part B (large file 12MB)

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)

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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.

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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