November 2018 eNews



The 2019 Annual Gala Dinner

Ticket and table prices are now available for the 2019 Annual Gala Dinner honoring our former First Vice President, Mike Gasvoda. The Gala will take place on Thursday, January 10, 2019, at the Harvard Club, 35 West 44th Street, New York City. Cocktails begin at 6:30 and Dinner and Program at 7:30. See the full Press Release

2018 Huntington Award

ANS Fellow Dr. John Kleeberg will be honored with the 2018 Archer M. Huntington Award on Tuesday, December 4. Dr. Kleeberg will give the Silvia Mani Hurter Memorial Lecture: “Dr. William H. Sheldon, Ted Naftzger, and the Large Cent Thefts.” More…

December Money Talks |
Wine & Coins

On Saturday, December 8, join Alex Conison, PhD on the Ancient Roman wine trade and senior brand manager for Jose Cuervo USA, and MJ McNamara, PhD candidate in classics and NYC chef, with our Deputy Director Dr. Gilles Bransbourg for an edible history of ancient Rome. Come and enjoy food prepared using ancient Roman recipes, paired with wine of the ancient world, and see the coins that would have paid for it all. Limited Space available. Please RSVP. More…

The Metcalf Festschrift will Arrive Next Month

Arriving at the ANS on December 19 is Concordia Disciplinarum: Essays on Ancient Coinage, History, and Archaeology in Honor of William E.Metcalf  (Numismatic Studies 38). The Festschrift, edited by Dr. Nathan Elkins and Dr. Jane DeRose Evans, contains 20 new articles mostly on ancient Roman coinage by Metcalf’s colleagues. Learn more about the book

YEA-online-2The Year End Appeal is Now On!

As 2018 draws to a close, we ask all of you who share our passion for numismatics to make a donation to the ANS. Your contributions mean more than ever to the Society. A small gift that helps us keep the lights on or covers the cost of photographing a coin is just as necessary as one that allows us to publish a book or sponsor a curator’s research. All these donations add up to make possible our many and varied projects.

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The Second Issue of JEAN

The second issue of the Journal of Early American Numismatics (JEAN) will be published for subscribers at the end of 2018. Contents include: Gary A. Trudgen, “Walter Mould: Convicted Felon,” “The People vs. Counterfeit Coppers,” and “Samuel Atlee’s New York City Brewery and Mint;” David D. Gladfelter, “From Little Acorns”; Christopher R. McDowell, “A New Look and Fresh Theory on the Origins of the Rhode Island Ship Medal”; and John M. Kleeberg, “The Continental Dollar: British Medals or American Coins?” To subscribe or to renew your subscription for 2019 please contact Emma Pratte at 212.571.4470 x117 or by email at

Pondera Online: Third Workshop

Pondera Online: Third Workshop—a conference focusing on ancient measures and weights standards—will feature a session chaired by Executive Director Ute Wartenberg entitled “Defining Tricky Standards,” and another, “Archaic and Classical Weights,” during which Dr. Wartenberg and ANS Fellow John Kroll of Oxford University will be presenting. The workshop will be held in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belguim from December 12–14. See full Program

The Final Magazine of 2018

ANS Magazine’s fourth issue of 2018 is at the printer and will arrive in Members’ mailboxes before year’s end. Features include “Amicus to Domus: Analyzing Agrippa’s Relationship to Augustus through Coinage,” by Thomas Foster; “The Cartier Papers: The Birth of a Numismatic Journal in Nineteenth-Century France,” by Sarah Busschaert; “Jules Éduard Roiné, Medals in Books, and the Birth of the Medallic Art Company,” by David Hill; and “Rescuing American Heritage: The ANS Acquires the Archives of the Medallic Art Company,” by Ute Wartenberg.

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Version 2 of SCO is now live!

The ANS is pleased to announce the release of version 2 (v.2) of the web-based research tool: Seleucid Coins Online (SCO). As a component of the National Endowment for the Humanities-funded Hellenistic Royal Coinages (HRC) project, the newly unveiled version of SCO v.2 completes the type corpus incorporating material related to Seleucid Coins, Part I, covering the reigns from Seleucus I to Antiochus III (c. 320–187 BC), and the material in Part II covering the reigns from Seleucus IV to Antiochus XIII (187–64 BC) as well as the posthumous Roman imitations (63–14/13 BC). More…

November Money Talks | Preserving US Medallic Art Heritage

The ANS recently acquired the archives of the Medallic Art Company (MACO). MACO was founded in New York City in the early 20th century­, and for more than a century it produced the work of America’s finest artists. On November 17, Dr. Ute Wartenberg and Chief Curator Dr. Peter van Alfen spoke about the acquisition and gave attendees an up-close look at the MACO medals, dies, galvanos, and records.

150th Anniversary of the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Dr. Wartenberg represented the ANS the 150th Anniversary of the Münzkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin—a colloquium and official ceremony held on November 22 in Berlin that was attended by over 100 guests. During the day of celebration various speakers discussed the history of the museum and its extraordinary collections.

A Handheld History
at Bowdoin College

Peter van Alfen spoke on a panel with ANS Fellow and historian, Stephen Scher, and Bowdoin College associate professor of art history, Susan E. Wegner. The panel entitled Holding History in the Palm of One’s Hand: Contemporary Perspectives on Medals and Coins from Antiquity to Recent Past, was a part of an event celebrating the college’s new exhibit: A Handheld History: Five Centuries of Medals from the Molinari Collection at Bowdoin College. The medals will be on display at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art through January 20, 2019. A video of the panel discussion will be made available on the Museum’s website. More…

Art and Memory: The Role of Medals

The Medal Collectors of America and the Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) hosted “Art and Memory: The Role of Medals” at the MHS headquarters in Boston on November 10. Many ANS associates spoke on the role of medals in American history including Ute Wartenberg, Robert Hoge, and John Adams. 

School Visits to the ANS

On November 7 a group of 22 students from Riverdale School visited the ANS. The students were accompanied by their Latin teachers and were introduced to the coinage of Caesar and Augustus by Dr. Lucia Carbone, Assistant Curator of Roman coins. Another group of ten students, this time from the Bronx School of Law and Finance, visited ANS on November 20. Dr. Peter van Alfen introduced the students to the history of ANS and guided the group through the premises of the Society, while Dr. Carbone presented an overview on the history of Roman coinage.