November 2019 eNews


"Lost in the Odyssey" by Mashiko
2019 Saltus Award to Mashiko
The American Numismatic Society is pleased to announce that Mashiko is the recipient of the Society’s prestigious 2019 J. Sanford Saltus Award for Signal Achievement in the Art of the Medal. The ceremony will take place at the ANS headquarters in New York City on Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 6 pm. There will be a subscription dinner held after the event for $85 per person. More…


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Between Text and Objects: Coinage and the “Periplus of the Erythraean Sea”
Join us on December 10, 2019 at 5:30 pm for Between Text and Objects: Coinage and the “Periplus of the Erythraean Sea” with Dr. Shailen Bhandare. The lecture will highlight and contextualize the information in the Periplus by providing examples from the numismatic evidence. It will also broadly outline how object exchange across the Indian Ocean facilitated dissemination of art, cultural notions, and technologies across the wider Roman Empire world of East Africa, Arabia, and India. More…


Money Talks | Wine & Coins
Join us for an edible history of ancient Rome. Come and enjoy food prepared via ancient Roman recipes, paired with the wine produced in Mediterranean or by ancient techniques. Coins from the ancient world to modern tokens will be on display illustrating a long history between wine & coins. Executive Director Gilles Bransbourg will lead the event with the help and expertise of MJ Macamara, PhD candidate in classics and NYC chef, and Alex Conison, PhD on the Ancient Roman wine trade and senior brand manager for Jose Cuervo USA. More…


Can we count you in?
The Year-End Appeal is now on!
There are many noteworthy achievements of the past year, and you can read about them in our 2019 Annual Report. All of them were realized by a remarkably small and dedicated staff—and your absolutely essential financial help. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today. More…


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2020 Annual Gala Dinner
The American Numismatic Society will honor Richard Beleson at the 2020 Annual Gala Dinner taking place on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the Harvard Club of New York. Click here to buy a table, a ticket, or make a roster donation.

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Austin Andrews
The ANS Welcomes a New Curatorial Assistant
Austin Andrews joined the ANS curatorial team in early November. He will be working in the Ancient Greek Coin Department, primarily for the Royal Hellenistic Coinage database.


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Three New Books are now Available for Purchase!
Three new books are now available for purchase through our distributors Casemate Academic (North America) and Oxbow Books (rest-of-world):

Jacques Wiener’s Most Remarkable Edifices of Europe: The Man, Monuments, and Medals (Studies in Medallic Art 4)
by Michael Ross
Just arrived, this book fully illustrates in color the nineteenth-century series of architectural medals created by one of Belgium’s finest engravers. The book includes a biography of Jacques Wiener, information on the history of the medals’ production from family descendants, examples of every medal in the series and companion archival architectural images, and a history of each medal’s engraving as taken from primary sources.

Connections, Communities, and Coinage: The System of Coin Production in Southern Asia Minor, AD 218–276 (Numismatic Studies 39)
by George C. Watson
This title addresses the system of coin production in the regions of Pamphylia, Pisidia, and Cilicia during the third century AD. Watson’s work, written in English, greatly advances and updates Konrad Kraft’s 1972 seminal work on this material, investigating the dies with the same engraving styles used to create bronze coinage in multiple cities, radically reappraising past conclusions and opening new avenues of investigation.

The Nablus 1968 Hoard (Numismatic Notes and Monographs 171)
by Haim Gitler and Oren Tal
This volume provides a detailed catalog of all the Samarian coins and pieces of jewelry found in the largest known assemblage of this material. In addition, the authors discuss the hoard and its context, its burial date, a synopsis of the history and archaeology of the Persian period province of Samaria, a discussion of the hoard’s Phoenician, Samarian, Athenian-styled, Philistian, and Yehud coins, Athenian tetradrachms and the few overseas Greek and Cypriot issues belonging to the hoard. Commentary is followed by archaeometallurgical studies on selected coins and jewelry.

JEAN Volume 2, Issue 2
2.2 will be mailed out in December
2019’s second issue of the Journal of Early American Numismatics is at the printer and will be mailed to subscribers by the end of December. Articles include The Authentic Fugio Restrike Dies: Newly Explained through the Biographies of C. Wyllys Betts, Horatio N. Rust, Charles Ira Bushnell, and Others by editor Christopher R. McDowell and Julia Casey; The Duyckinck Family and Copper Coinage and Samuel Atlee’s Plea for Compassion, both by Gary Trudgen; The Eric P. Newman Papers on the Newman Numismatic Portal by Len Augsburger; and Brief Analysis of Colonial Paper Money of Spanish New Orleans (1782–1796) by Ángel O. Navarro-Zayas. To subscribe, email Emma Pratte at


Dr. Michael Alram

Recipient: Dr. Michael Alram
Director, Coin Cabinet of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien in Vienna, Austria
The Silvia Mani Hurter Memorial Lecture by Dr. Michael Alram
Money and Power in Ancient Bactria

Ute Wartenberg honors Dr. Michael Alram
Research Curator Dr. Ute Wartenberg has been invited to deliver a tribute in honor of Professor Michael Alram, Director of the Coin Cabinet of the Kunsthistorische Museum, in Vienna on December 2, when Dr. Alram will receive the Wolfgang Hahn Medal.


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XVIth INC in Warsaw, 2021
Taking place every six years, the International Numismatic Congress (INC) is a unique opportunity for curators, historians, professional experts, collectors and participants from all over the world to meet up, make fruitful contacts, and to initiate projects. During her visit to the University of Warsaw, Dr. Wartenberg spoke about the upcoming XVIth INC with Professor Aleksander Bursche, who is organizing the event. It will take place in Warsaw in September 2021 and promises to be one of the largest numismatic events ever held. We encourage all ANS Members to attend! More…





Prof. Dr. Oğuz Tekin and Dr. Ute Wartenberg
2019 Huntington Awarded to Prof. Dr. Oğuz Tekin
Prof. Dr. Oğuz Tekin was awarded the 2019 Archer M. Huntington Award in recognition of his scholarly work on ancient Greek and Roman numismatics. The award ceremony was held on November 8 and featured the Silvia Mani Hurter Memorial Lecture by Prof. Dr. Tekin, entitled Markets, Coins and Weights in Hellenistic Asia Minor. His lecture is now available on Youtube.


November 2019 Money Talks Lecture
November Money Talks: Coinage of the Ancient Black Sea
We welcomed two new members at the November “Money Talks.” Coinage of the Ancient Black Sea, with our Collections Manager Elena Stolyarik, covered the numismatic history of the ancient Greek colonies on the northwestern coast of the Pontus Euxinus—the ancient name of the Black Sea.


Dr. Lucia Carbone speaks with a student during a 2019 School visit
A Visit from the Bronx School of Law and Finance
A group of students from the Bronx School of Law and Finance visited the ANS on November 20. Assistant Curator of Roman Coins Dr. Lucia Carbone presented an overview on the history of Roman coinage before giving them a tour of the premises.


Dr. Wartenberg in Warsaw
Dr. Ute Wartenberg accompanied a group of rare gold coins from the 2nd century AD—all Roman imitations—to Warsaw, where the coins are being analyzed in a laboratory of the University of Warsaw. This project is being undertaken by Dr. Tomcek Wiecek, a student of Professor Aleksander Bursche. During this visit, she gave a lecture on New Developments in Archaic Electrum Coinage, which she also gave the next day to a group of students of Professor Bernard Weisser at the coin cabinet in Berlin, Germany.


The ANS at the 2019 Baltimore Winter Expo
Trustee Mary Lannin, Executive Director Dr. Gilles Bransbourg, and Assistant Curator of the Coins and Currency of the Americas Dr. Jesse Kraft represented the ANS at the 2019 Baltimore Winter Expo. It was a great opportunity for our members to meet our newest curator. A special thanks to Ray Williams for his help with the boxes and to Phyl Waddell for the hot chocolate.


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New ANS Trustees and Fellows
Elected at the 2019 Annual Meeting, the ANS welcomes the newest members of the Board of Trustees: Mr. Michael Beall; Mr. Scott E. Buck; Mr. Daniel G. Cohen, Mr. Jonathan Kagan; and Dr. Noel Lenski. We would also like to welcome the newly elected Fellows: Ms. Elizabeth Hahn Benge; Mr. Christopher R. McDowell; Mr. Robert Rodriguez; Mr. Donald R. Simon; and Mr. Jerry Moran, Honorary Life Fellow. Click here for a full list of ANS Fellows. Click here to read about the elected Trustees and Fellows.