American Journal of Numismatics 13


Hardcover, 212 pp., 20 pls.
ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-288-4
ISBN-10: 0-89722-288-1

Price: $40.00

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John H. Kroll. A small find of silver bullion from Egypt

Elena Stolyarik. Scythians in the West Pontic area: new numismatic evidence

Helene Guiraud and James H. Schwartz. Engraved gems in the collection of the American Numismatic Society III: male deities and heroes

Sebastian Heath and David Yoon. A sixth-century tremissis from Psalmodi (Gard, France)

Michael Fedorov. New data on the monetary circulation of medieval Uzgend: coins from the Kashka-Terek hillfort

Joel J. Orosz. Joseph J. Mickley’s diary for 1852: an annotated transcription

Aleksandar N. Brzic. Yugoslav countermarks on Austro-Hungarian gold coins

Warren W. Esty and David Spencer Smith. A die study of some silver coins of Sinkiang, China

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Circulating Counterfeits of the Americas

(Coinage of the Americas Conference Proceedings 14, 2000)

edited by John M. Kleeberg

Hardcover, 227 pp.
ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-279-2
ISBN-10: 0-89722-279-2

Regular Price: US$35.00
Member Price: US$24.50

(Only available for purchase through the ANS.)

This volume is a record of the Coinage of the Americas Conference (COAC) held in 1998.


Imported and Domestic Counterfeit Copper Coins in Pre-Federal America (Philip L. Mossman and Charles W. Smith)

Counterfeiting of the Bolivian Four Soles Coins of 1830 (Horace Flatt)

NLG, Circulating Counterfeit Capped Bust Half Dollars, 1807–1839 (Keith Davignon and Bradley S. Karoleff)

Counterfeit 2 Reales of the Bust Type: Charles III, Charles IV, Ferdinand VII, 1771–1821 A Survey and Die Study (John M. Kleeberg)

The Counterfeit Spanish Two Reales: Canadian Blacksmiths or North American Tokens (John P. Lorenzo)

Adding Insult to Injury: Altered Notes of the Southern Bank of Georgia (Richard G. Doty)

Nineteenth-Century Counterfeit Detection Devices (Emmett McDonald)

Appendix 1: A Counterfeit’s Arrest Proves the Circulation of Massachusetts Silver Shillings as Late as 1784 (Eric P. Newman)

Appendix 2: Flowing Hair and Draped Bust Counterfeit Half Dollars in the ANS Collection (John M. Kleeberg)

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.


Diva Faustina: Coinage and Cult in Rome and the Provinces


(Numismatic Studies 26, 2012)

by Martin Beckmann

ISBN 978-0-89722-322-5
ISSN 051-7404-X
184 pp., 36 pls., 18 die-charts
US$24.98 (no Member discount)

The coinage struck posthumously in the name of Faustina the Elder, wife of the Roman emperor Antoninus Pius, was the largest such issue ever produced by the mint of Rome. Until now it has been impossible to date these coins with any accuracy, and thus difficult to determine their place in imperial ideology. This study definitively resolves the chronological difficulties of these undated issues by means of die study of Diva Faustina’s gold and bronze coinage. This new understanding of the coinage then forms the basis for a study of the iconographic commemoration of Faustina in all media throughout the empire. It sheds significant new light on the changing nature of the cult of Faustina during (and perhaps after) the lifetime of her husband Antoninus Pius, on the nature and mechanisms of family commemoration in the Antonine period in general, on the cult of the divi divaeque, and especially on the role of imperial women, living and dead, in the presentation of the public image of the emperor both in Rome and in the provinces. The volume contains illustrated catalogues of the sestertii and aurei in the name of Diva Faustina, including forgeries and a statistical analysis, co-authored with Warren Esty.


Materials and Method
DEDICATIO AEDIS—The Temple of Divine Faustina
VOTA PVBLICA—The Marriage of Faustina’s Daughter
AETERNITAS—The Anniversary of Faustina’s Deification
Faustina’s Coinage in Context
Appendix. Coin Production and Mint Practice (with Warren Esty)
Catalogue of Aurei
Catalogue of Sestertii

Martin Beckmann is assistant professor in the Department of Classics at McMaster University and author of The Column of Marcus Aurelius: The Genesis and Meaning of a Roman Imperial Monument.

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