Medallic Art of the American Numismatic Society, 1865–2014

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(Studies in Medallic Art 2, 2015)

by Scott H. Miller

ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-335-5

1 vol, 181 pp, color and b/w figs
List price: $100 (plus S&H)
Member price: $70 (plus S&H)

During the past 150 years, the American Numismatic Society has been a leader in the publication of art medals in the United States. Generally employing the finest medalists available, the Society has set an example few can match. In addition, with the exception of the United States Mint, no U.S. entity can boast so long and distinguished a contribution in this area. Founded in 1858, the American Numismatic and Archaeological Society, as it was known from 1864–1907, believed the issuance of medals to be a part of its mission from the earliest years of its existence.

Author Scott H. Miller includes 60 medals issued by the ANS between 1865 and 2014 along with two COAC medals and the 1910 Actors’ Fund Medal, all accompanied by color photographs. Many entries are supplemented by artist’s sketches and archival photographs as well as the stories behind each issue. Four appendixes include recipients of some of these medals as well as the list of dies, hubs, galvanos, and casts of ANS medals in the ANS’s own collection.

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Contents:

Part I — American Numismatic Society Medals
1. Lincoln Memorial Medal (1866)
2. Lincoln Memorial Medal, Second Dies (1867)
3. First Membership Medal, Rejected Reverse Die (1876)
4. First Membership Medal (1876)
5. Cleopatra’s Needle Medal (1881)
6. George Washington (Evacuation Day) Medal (1883)
7. Charles Edward Anthon Medal (1884)
8. Daniel Parish Medal (1890)
9. Columbus Quatercentenary Medal (1893)
10. William Augustus Muhlenberg Medal (1896)
11. Grant Monument Medal (1897)
12. National Conference of Charities and Correction Medal (1898)
13. Greater New York (Charter Day) Medal (1898)
14. Prince Henry Of Prussia Medal (1902)
15. Amerigo Vespucci Medal (1903)
16. John Paul Jones Medal (1906)
17. Sir Francis Drake Medal (1907)
18. Archer Milton Huntington Medal (1908)
19. Fiftieth Anniversary Medal (1908)
20. Algernon Sydney Sullivan Medal (1908)
21. Centennial of the Catholic Diocese of New York Medal (1908)
22. Grover Cleveland Memorial Medal (1908)
23. Hudson-Fulton Medal (1909)
24. Abraham Lincoln Centennial Medal (1909)
25. New Theatre of New York Medal (1909)
26. Second Membership Medal, Error Reverse (1910)
27. Second Membership Medal (1910)
28. International Medallic Exhibition Medal (1910)
29. Ernest Babelon Medal (1910)
30. J. Pierpont Morgan Memorial Medal (1913)
31. Declaration of War Medal, Uniface (1917)
32. Declaration of War Medal, Two-Sided (1917)
33. St. Bartholomew’s Church Medal (1917)
34. French and British War Commissions Medal (1917)
35. Catskill Aqueduct Medal (1917)
36. Independence Day Medal (1918)
37. King and Queen of the Belgians Medal (1918)
38. J. Sanford Saltus Award Medal (1919)
39. Joan of Arc Medal (1919)
40. Treaty of Versailles Medal (1919)
41. Prince of Wales Medal (1919)
42. American Red Cross War Council Medal (1921)
43. Marshal Foch Medal (1921)
44. Joseph Hodges Choate Medal (1922)
45. Paul Revere Medal (1925)
46. Manhattan Tercentenary Medal (1926)
47. Washington Sesquicentennial Medal (1939)
48. ANS Centennial Medal (1958)
49. Louis C. West Medal (1960)
50. Sydney P. Noe Medal (1965)
51. New York State Bicentennial Medal (1976)
52. New York City Bicentennial Medal (1976)
53. Third Membership Medal (1978)
54. ANS 125th Anniversary Medal (1983)
55. Statue of Liberty Centennial Medal (1986)
56. ANS Endowment Medal (1988)
57. Columbus Quincentenary Medal (1992)
58. Donald Partrick / New Building Medal (2004)
59. Q. David Bowers Medal (2010)
60. Eric P. Newman 100th Birthday Medal (2012)
Part II — COAC 1997
62. COAC Medal I (1997)
63. COAC Medal II (1997)
Part III — Medals Not Issued by the American Numismatic Society
64. Actors’ Fund Medal (1910)
Appendix 1: Address by Henry Russell Drowne
Appendix 2: List of Huntington Medal Recipients
Appendix 3: List of Saltus Award Recipients
Appendix 4: List of Dies, Hubs, Galvanos, and Casts of ANS Medals in the Collection of the American Numismatic Society
References

American Journal of Numismatics 5/6

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Contents:

  • Leo  Mildenberg. The Cyzicenes: A  Reappraisal
  • Charles A. Hersh and Hyla A . Troxell. A 1993 Hoard of Alexander Drachms from the Near East
  • Dimiter Draganov, Arthur Houghton, and Wayne Moore. Four Seleucid Notes
  • Steven Cerutti. Brutus, Cyprus, and the Coinage of 55 B.C.
  • Peter Kos. Festive Issues of Galerius from the Tetrarchic Mint of Siscia
  • Jane DeRose Evans. Heraclian Countermarks on Coins Found at Caesarea
  • Hodge Mehdi Malek. The Dabuyid Ispahbads of Tabaristan
  • Gerald M. Browne. New Readings of Legends on Gupta Gold Dinaras
  • Alan M. Stahl and Louis Waldman. The Earliest Known Medalists: The Sesto Brothers of Venice
  • Alan M. Stahl. Coins from the Excavations at La Isabcla, Dominican Republic, the First European Colony in the New World
  • A. J. Turner. A Seventeenth Century Calendar Scale for Medals and Mathematical Instruments
  • Book Reviews

American Journal of Numismatics 16-17

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Hardcover, 303 pp., 48 pls.
ISBN-13: 978-0-89722-296-9
ISBN-10: 0-89722-296-2

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Contents:

William S. Bubelis. An overstruck stater of the Cypriot kingdom of Salamis
Peter G. van Alfen. Herodotus’ “Aryandic” silver and bullion use in Persian-period Egypt
Peter G. van Alfen. A new Athenian “owl” and bullion hoard from the Near East
Paolo Visonà. Twenty-two Alexanders in Ann Arbor
Elena Stolyarik. Silver coinage of the Bosporan King Spartocus: the problem of attribution
Richard B. Witschonke and Michel Amandry. Another Fimbria cistophorus
Sophia Kremydi-Sicilianou. Multiple hoards of the second century AD from the sanctuary of Zeus Olympios at Dion (Macedonia)
Michael Fedorov. New data on monetary circulation in medieval Andūkān and Sheljī: coins from the Andizhanskoe and Kirovskoe vodokhranilishche
Eric J. Hanne. Death on the Tigris: a numismatic analysis of the decline of the Great Saljuqs
David Yoon. Counting tokens from the excavations at Psalmodi (Gard, France)
Oliver D. Hoover. A note on the typology of the St. Patrick coinage in its Restoration context
Christoph Rosenmüller. Silver merchants and assayers’ marks: the visita of 1729–1730 and the reform of the Mexican mint
Scott H. Miller. The ANS Lincoln Memorial medal: a reexamination
Pierre Atallah, Michael Kuntz, Renee Kuzava, Jennifer Ferguson, Vincent Iduma, and Mark Benvenuto. Elemental compositions of some of the Annamese coins of Emperor Thanh Thai via energy-dispersive x-ray fluorescence
Jules Janick and Judith B. Santini. Street money: distribution and analysis
Peter G. van Alfen, Elena Stolyarik, Sebastian Heath, Michael L. Bates, and Robert W. Hoge. Acquisitions for 2003 and 2004 in the American Numismatic Society Collection

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American Journal of Numismatics 23

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Hardback, illus.,284 pp., 45 plates
ISSN 1053-8356
ISBN 10:0-89722-320-9
ISBN 13:978-0-89722-320-1.

Price: $75.00

Andrew R. Meadows, Editor
Oliver D. Hoover, Managing Editor

Contents:

Christophe Flament. A Note on the Laurium Stratigraphy and the Early Coins of Athens: The Work of D. Morin and A. Photiades and its Impact on the Study of Athenian Coinage
Emanuel Petac. From the Types of Alexander to Lysimachus: The Chronology of Some Mesembrian and Other West Pontic Staters
Arthur Houghton. New Light on Coin Production under Seleucus II in Northern Syria, Commagene, and Mesopotamia
David Hendin and Nathan Bower. Irregular Coins of Judaea, First Century BCE–First Century CE: New Insights from Comparisons of Stylistic, Physical, and Chemical Analyses
François de Callataÿ. More Than It Would Seem: The Use of Coinage by the Romans in Late Hellenistic Asia Minor (133–63 BC)
Gilles Bransbourg. Fides et Pecunia Numerata. Chartalism and Metallism in the Roman World. Part 1: The Republic
Bernhard Woytek. Die Cutters At Work: New Light on the Coinage Struck for the Syrian Koinon
Martin Beckmann. Trajan’s Gold Coinage Dated COS V, AD 103–111
Michael Fedorov. Early Medieval Chachian Coins with Lyre and Ram Horns Tamghas
Immaculada Socias Batet. The Power of Images in Antonio Augustín’s Diálo-gos de Medallas inscriciones y otras antiguidades (1587)
Robert W. Hoge. Seventeenth-Century American Coins in the Hunterian Museum
Robert L. Fagaly. Pricing Relationships of United States Type Coinage

Book Reviews

American Journal of Numismatics 25

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Hardback, illus.,356 pp., 51 plates
ISSN 1053-8356
ISBN 13:978-0-89722-330-0.

Price: $75.00

Andrew R. Meadows, Editor
Oliver D. Hoover, Managing Editor

Contents:

Jonathan Kagan. Epidamnus, Anactorium, and Potidaea: Corinthian-style Pegasi at the Outbreak of the Peloponnesian War
Metodi Manov and Vasil Damyanov. The First Mint of Cavarus, the Last King of the Celtic Kingdom in Thrace
Noah Kaye. The Silver Tetradrachms of Prousias II of Bithynia
Daniel Wolf. A Metrological Survey of Ptolemaic Bronze Coins
Evgeni I. Paunov. A Roman Countermark on a Bronze Coin of Rhoemetalces I, King of Thrace
Catharine C. Lorber. The Iconographic Program of the Year 3 Coinage of Herod the Great
D. Alex Walthall. A Hoard Containing Late Republican Denarii from Morgantina (Sicily)
Gilles Bransbourg. Fides et Pecunia Numerata, Part II: The Currencies of the Roman Republic
David Woods. Carisius, Acisculus, and the Riddle of the Sphinx
Daniel Hoyer. Calculating the Use-Wear Rates of Roman Coins Using Regression Analysis: A Case Study of Bronze Sestertii from Imperial Gaul
Nathan T. Elkins. A Note on Late Roman Art: The Provincial Origins of Camp Gate and Baldachin Iconography on the Late Imperial Coinage
Matthew Knox Averett. The Annual Medals of Pope Urban VIII Barberini
Allison Caplan. “Cada uno en su bolsa llevar lo que cien indios no llevarían”: Mexica Resistance and the Shape of Currency in New Spain, 1542–1552

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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

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