July 2021 eNews

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Upcoming Events & Announcements

The 2022 ANS Annual Gala will Honor David Hendin
On Thursday, January 13, 2022, the ANS will honor David Hendin with the Trustees’ Award at the Annual Gala. For 45 years, ever since joining the ANS in 1976, he has been a steadfast and generous supporter, contributing not only financially but substantively as a scholar, researcher, writer, lecturer, and charming and engaging advocate for the Society. More…

Money Talks | We’re on the Money: Bringing New Collectors to Numismatics Through the Black Money Exhibit
Join Associate Professor at Georgia State University Dr. Harcourt Fulleron August 14 as he delves into the currencies from more than 80 countries in Africa, Europe, and the Americas that illustrate 10,000 years of Black history. He will discuss his traveling exhibition, Black Money: World Currencies Featuring African and African Diasporic History and Cultures and the importance of money—not just as something to spend, but also as a visual source of knowledge about world histories and cultures. More…

The ANS Welcomes Visiting Research Scholar Nathan Elkins
The ANS is pleased to announce that Nathan Elkins, Associate Professor of Art History at Baylor University, will be joining the ANS as a Visiting Research Scholar starting on August 2, 2021. Specializing in ancient Mediterranean art, archaeology, and numismatics, Professor Elkins has led the Allbritton Art Institute at Baylor as its Director since his appointment in 2020. More…

RRDP Completes its First Significant Data Upload
The Roman Republican Die Project (RRDP) has completed its first significant data upload. This platform will be a living die study that is constantly improving in accuracy. RRDP expands the Coinage of the Roman Republic Online database, adding more than 5,000 new specimens, dating from 92 to 75 BCE. RRDP uniquely includes data from both auction catalogs and major numismatic collections, ANS digital archives in ARCHER, and a new searchable database of archival auction catalog data, SITNAMMore…

Class of 2024
The ANS Nominating and Governance Committee has approved for publication the nominees for Trustees, Officers and Fellows. More…

2021 Chicago World’s Fair of Money
The ANS will be represented at the upcoming ANA World’s Fair of Moneyfrom August 10–14. Stop by the table to say hello, renew your membership, or sign up a friend!

New Acquisition 
The ANS Library and Archives has acquired at auction a group of early nineteenth century certificates and letters from the French numismatist Théodore-Edme Mionnet (1770-1842). Mionnet was a deputy curator in what became the numismatic department of the Bibliothèque Nationale, and his publications include the seven-volume Description de Médailles Antiques, Grecques et Romaines (1806-1813). We thank ANS Life Fellow Hadrien Rambach for assisting with this acquisition. 

August Long Tables
August Long Tables will be hosted by ANS President Ute Wartenberg and Chief Curator Peter van Alfen; Curator Emeritus Robert Hoge with Albert Estrada Rius and Maria Clua Mercadal on the Collection of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya; Alan Stahl of Princeton University with Mark Pyzyk; and James McClellan. Links will be sent to active members in advance.

July in Review

FUN in Orlando
Assistant Curator of American Numismatics Jesse Kraft and Assistant Director Austin Goodwin Andrews represented the ANS at the Summer FUN show in Orlando—our first convention since the NYINC in January 2020! We were pleased to greet many members and friends and welcome new members.

The Final Shipment of MACO Material Arrives in Brooklyn
On July 13, the final truck of galvanos, die shells, and plasters of the Medallic Art Company archives arrived in New York from a Nevada storage facility. They are now stored in Brooklyn where Assistant Curator of American Numismatics Jesse Kraft will be sorting, cataloging, and photographing the new materials alongside other curatorial staff and volunteers. He is documenting the move on the ANS blog, Pocket ChangeRead the first installment now. 

Writing History from the Roman Republican Coin Series
On July 24, Professor Liv Yarrow hosted a Money Talks lecture discussing her new book The Republic to 49 BCE: Using Coins as Sources (Cambridge University Press 2021). She addressed some of the challenges and joys of making numismatic questions and findings accessible and compelling for students and scholars of Roman history.

Happy 80th, Ken! 
ANS staff gathered to wish our Chairman, Kenneth Edlow, a happy birthday and to thank him for all he has done for the Society. He was presented with a mock-up of the Chairman’s Medal—a new medal recreating George Lovett’s 1876 membership medal design. Once struck, the new Chairman’s Medal will be given to honor those who have made a positive impact on the ANS. 

Ute Wartenberg Speaks on the Antiquities Trade and Cultural Property Issue
On July 26, ANS President Ute Wartenberg engaged as a panelist for a webinar entitled “Putting a Price on the Priceless.”She discussed a forthcoming article on the trade of ancient coins on eBay, which she co-authored with Barbora Dmitričenko. It will be published by Routledge in December 2021 in Antiquities Smuggling in the Real and Virtual WorldMore…

ANS Lyceum on Photography
ANS Senior Photographer Alan Roche is leading the latest ANS Lyceum, Photography Workshop. Participants are gaining key insight into numismatic photography techniques that Alan has developed during his time at the ANS.

July Long Tables
July Long Tables were hosted by Assistant Curator of American Numismatics Jesse Kraft; outside curator Jeffrey Spier, Senior Curator of Antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum; Assistant Curator of Roman Coins Lucia Carbone, with Liv Yarrow (CUNY), and Jeremy Haag; Executive Director Gilles Bransbourg; and outside curator Karsten Dahmen from the Münzkabinett in Berlin.