American Journal of Numismatics 20


Hardback, 621 pp., 117 pls.
ISBN 978-0-89722-305-8

Price: $125.00

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An expanded special edition in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the American Numismatic Society. This anniversary volume is the largest ever AJN with over 600 pages of text plus 117 plates written by over 30 contributors, including Curators and Trustees, past students and visiting scholars in the ANS’s Graduate Summer Seminar, as well as recipients of the ANS’s Archer M. Huntington award for outstanding career contributions to numismatics. Deserving special mention is Edward T. Newell’s (1886–1941) posthumous contribution, “Coins from the Excavations at Beisan (Nysa-Scythopolis, Tel Beth Shean): 1929–1935.” One of the preeminent numismatists of his and subsequent generations, Newell was an ANS President, Huntington Medal recipient, and stands among the Society’s greatest benefactors. It is most fitting that his lost manuscript was discovered and edited in time for inclusion in this anniversary volume.


Edward T. Newell. Coins from the Excavations at Beisan (Nysa-Scythopolis, Tel Beth Shean): 1929–1935
Henry S. Kim and John H. Kroll. A Hoard of Archaic Coins of Colophon and Unminted Silver (CH I.3)
Jonathan H. Kagan. Paros, Melos and Naxos: Archaic and Early Classical Coinages of the Cyclades
Silvia Mani Hurter. Torremuzza’s SEGESTANORVM
Catharine Lorber. Thessalian Hoards and the Coinage of Larissa
Giovanni Gorini. The Die Sequence of Medma Silver Staters
Lisa Anderson and Peter G. van Alfen. A Fourth Century BCE Hoard from the Near East
Peter G. van Alfen. The Later Fourth Century BCE Coinage of Issos
Katerini Liampi. NΙΚΑ, ΛΕΙΑ: Graffiti on Sicyonian and Theban Staters in a New Hoard from Boeotia / Beginning of  2000
Selene Psoma. Panegyris Coinages
Selene Psoma. Numismatic Evidence on the Ptolemaic Involvement in Thrace During the Second Syrian War
Peter G. van Alfen, Martín Almagro-Gorbea, and Pere Pau Ripollès. A New Celtiberian Hacksilber Hoard, c. 200 BCE
Danny Syon. The Bronze Coinage of Tyre: The First Years of Autonomy
Oliver D. Hoover, Arthur Houghton, and Petr Veselý. The Silver Mint of Damascus under Demetrius III and Antiochus XII
Frank L. Kovacs. Tigranes IV, V, and VI: New Attributions
Suzanne Frey-Kupper and Clive Stannard. “Pseudo-mints” and Small Change in Italy and Sicily in the Late Republic
Emily Haug. Local Politics in the Late Republic: Antony and Cleopatra at Patras
Michel Amandry. Le monnayage de L. Sempronius Atratinus revisité
Bernhard E. Woytek. The Aureus Under Trajan: The Metrological Evidence
Andrew Burnett. The Early Coinage of Hadrian and the Deified Trajan at Rome and Alexandria
Ioannis Touratsoglou. Tarsos, Aboukir, etc.; before and after. Once again
Karsten Dahmen. Alexander in Gold and Silver: Reassessing Third-century AD Medallions from Aboukir, Tarsos, and Related Objects
Phil Davis. Hoard Notes: A Hoard of Dacian Imitations from Sarmizegetusa Regia
Richard Schaefer. Hoard Notes: A Roman Republican Silver Coin Hoard from Campania
Ralph A. Cannito and Michael N. Fedorov. On Some Rare Early Qārākhānid Fulūs
Ralph A. Cannito and Michael N. Fedorov. An Unpublished AH 607 Uzjend Dirham
John M. Kleeberg. Washington Counterstamps—The Lafayette Connection
Alan Walker. Catalogues and Their Collectors

The Island Standard: The Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman Coinages of Paros


(Numismatic Studies 28, 2013)

by John A. N. Z. Tully

Price: US$29.98 (no Member discount)
ISSN 0517-404-x
ISBN 978-0-89722-329-4
Hardcover, 250 pp., 27 pls.

This book is the first comprehensive study of the monetary history of one of the major coin-producing states of the Hellenistic and Roman Aegean. It analyzes the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman coinages of the Cycladic island of Paros. It presents a die study of all known silver and bronze issues, and argues that Paros and its neighbor Naxos minted in the Hellenistic Period not on the Rhodian standard as has sometimes been thought, but on their own distinct standard: the “island standard”. All coin types are fully described, and die varieties are illustrated in 27 plates.


Ascription, Types, and Iconography
Overview, Metrology, and Quantification
Archaeological and Hoard Evidence
Paros, Naxos and the Numismatic Context
Appendix 1. Non-Parian Issues
Appendix 2. Ancient Imitative Coinage
Appendix 3. Modern Parian Forgeries
Appendix 4. Weight and Frequency Distribution
Appendix 5. Naxian and Parian Comparanda

John Tully read Greats at Magdalen College, Oxford before moving to Harvard, then Princeton, where he finished his PhD dissertation on “Networks, Hegemony, and Multipolarity in the Hellenistic Cyclades” in 2012. In 2010, he took the Eric P. Newman Graduate Seminar in Numismatics at the ANS in New York; this book is a direct result of the project he started there. He is currently a consultant in New York.

“Tully’s work is an outstanding example of numismatic scholarship and erudition, which substantially advances the ongoing discussion of how to interpret the Cyclades within the Greek world. In particular, his handsomely produced book now becomes the definitive starting-point for all future examinations of Parian coinages.”
–Corey J. Ellithorpe, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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