September 2019 eNews

Upcoming Events and Announcements


2019 Huntington Award to 
Prof. Dr. Oğuz Tekin
The Trustees of the American Numismatic Society have voted to bestow upon Prof. Dr. Oğuz Tekin the 2019 Archer M. Huntington Award in recognition of his scholarly work on ancient Greek and Roman numismatics. The award ceremony will be held on Friday, November 8 and will feature the Silvia Mani Hurter Memorial Lecture by Prof. Dr. Tekin, entitled Markets, Coins, and Weights in Hellenistic Asia Minor. More…

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The 2020 Annual Gala will honor Richard Beleson
The 2020 Annual Gala Dinner will take place on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at the Harvard Club, 35 West 44th Street, New York City. The ANS will honor Richard Beleson. More…

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October “Money Talks”: The Mints of New York City
Chief Curator Peter van Alfen will lead you on an exploration of the manufacture of numismatic items—coins, tokens, and paper—in New York City from the Colonial Period up to the twentieth century. While each of these aspects has been examined individually, rarely is the continuous narrative of the City as a mint, or host for several mints, discussed. More…

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Dr. Ute Wartenberg elected as ICOMON Chairperson
During its annual meeting in Kyoto in September 2019, members of ICOMON, the International Committee for Money and Banking Museums of the International Council of Museums, elected Dr. Ute Wartenberg as Chairperson. Other newly elected members of the ICOMON Board are Dr. Asma Ibrahim (Director, State Bank of Pakistan Museum, Archives, & Art Gallery), Dr. Despoina Evgenidou (Honorary Director of the Numismatic Museum, Athens, Greece), Mr. Oley Kawani (Curator, Coin Museum Preparatory Office, Japan), and Mr. Damon Monzavi (Exhibition Manager Bank Melli Museum, Teheran, Iran). ICOMON represents almost 200 member institutions all over the world, which meet annually. 

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2019 Annual Meeting
The 162nd Annual Meeting of the American Numismatic Society will take place on Saturday, October 19. Officers of the Board of Trustees and staff will make remarks and presentations. The meeting and following reception are open to ANS members and the public. New acquisitions will be on display. More...

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The ANS Seeks a Curatorial Assistant
The American Numismatic Society Seeks a Curatorial Assistant for the Ancient Greek Coin Department. The successful candidate is expected to work with Dr. Peter van Alfen and Dr. Ute Wartenberg on a variety of cataloging projects. Since these all involve Greek coins, the successful candidate should have some knowledge of (ancient) Greek and of the history of the ancient world. This full-time position is limited to one year. A BA in a relevant field of study is required. More…

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Double your Donation to Medieval and Renaissance Numismatics
For every contribution made to the endowment for the curator of Medieval and Renaissance numismatics, ANS Trustee and Life Fellow Dr. Howard Minners will generously match it, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000. We still have a long way to go to reach our ultimate goal of $2 million, but you can help us get significantly closer by taking up Dr. Minners’ challenge today. More…

ANS Publishing
Two New Books Now Available for Pre-Order
The ANS has been hard at work on several new books for 2019. Two titles are vailable for pre-order and will ship in October:

The Nablus 1968 Hoard: A Study of Monetary Circulation in the Late Fourth and Early Third Centuries BCE Southern Levant by Haim Gitler and Oren Tal with contributions by Arnold Spaer, Silvia Hurter, Dana Ashkenazi, and Adin Stern (Numismatic Notes and Monographs 171)

Jacques Wiener’s Most Remarkable Edifices of Europe: The Man, Monuments, and Medals by George Watson (Numismatic Studies 39)

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November “Money Talks”: Coinage of the Ancient Black Sea
Join Collections Manager Elena Stolyarik for Coinage of the Ancient Black Sea. There is a complicated history to the ancient Greek colonies on the Northern and Western coast of the Pontus Euxinus—the ancient name of the Black Sea. Far on the edge of the ancient Greek world, there is evidence of extensive contact between the Mediterranean area and the peoples of the steppes. Ancient coins provide a valuable source for the study of these societies’ economic development, as well as for the cultural and economic relationships in one of the most important contact zones of the Old World. More…

September in Review

Ancient Coinage and the Portable Antiquities Scheme
On September 10, Dr. Andrew Brown of the British Museum gave a talk on Ancient Coinage and the Portable Antiquities Scheme. The Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) was created in England in 1997 to record archaeological material found by members of the public. He discussed how coins make up the single largest class of object and with more than 300,000 ancient coins to date, present an unparalleled dataset with the potential to change our perceptions of the ancient British landscape. 

Coinage and Economy of the Early Medieval Mediterranean
On September 27, the ANS and Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) hosted a conference organized by the Networks & Neighbors research group: Coinage and Economy of the Early Medieval Mediterranean. The colloquium focused on the monetary economy of the Visigothic kingdom in its Mediterranean context. Participants included specialists on Visigothic coinage, history, and archaeology as well as experts on the monetary economies of other parts of the early medieval Mediterranean world. This colloquium was generously supported by The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.