June 2021 eNews

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Money Talks | Writing History from the Roman Republican Coin Series
Join Prof. Liv Yarrow on July 24. Her new book The Republic to 49 BCE: Using Coins as Sources (Cambridge University Press 2021) will be released in the US officially on July 15. To mark the occasion, this talk will address some of the challenges and joys of making numismatic questions and findings accessible and compelling for students and scholars of Roman history. More…

New Episode of Greatest Coins: The 1804 Dollar
Assistant Curator of American Numismatics Jesse Kraft discusses the United States silver dollar of 1804. There may be rarer coins, but none that challenge the fame, tradition, and glory given to the 1804 silver dollar. Watch now to hear the tale!

Announcing ANS Lyceum: Photography Workshop
As we wrap up the course on ancient Roman numismatics, we look forward to the next one. ANS photographer Alan Roche will be hosting a four week program on how to photograph coins. He will discuss how to shoot various types of coins, how to use different types of equipment, and show how small changes can make vast improvements in the world of coin photography. More…

George Watson awarded the RNS Gilljam Prize
The Royal Numismatic Society has awarded its Gilljam Prize for Third-Century Numismatics to George Watson’s book, Connections, Communities, and Coinage: The System of Coin Production in Southern Asia Minor, AD 218–276 (Numismatic Studies 39). The prize, awarded every two years, recognizes the book or article that represents the best contribution to the numismatics of the third century before the reform of Diocletian. More…

MACO moves to Brooklyn! 
After purchasing the Medallic Art Company (MACO) archives in 2018, the ANS stored many of its larger materials—mostly die shells and galvanos—in Nevada. We are happy to say that we have found a spot for them much closer to home, in Brooklyn. Jesse Kraft is documenting the moving. You can read the first installment on Pocket Change now. Keep an eye out for more updates in July!

Upcoming Long Tables
July Long Tables will be hosted by Jesse Kraft (This Long Table will be held this Thursday, July 1, to accommodate taking a long holiday weekend); outside curator Jeffrey Spier, Senior Curator of Antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum; Assistant Curator of Roman Coins Lucia Carbone, with Liv Yarrow, and Jeremy Haag; Executive Director Gilles Bransbourg; and outside curator Karsten Dahmen from the the Münzkabinett in Berlin. Links will be sent to active members in advance. More…

June in Review

Three new Money Talks on YouTube
Colonial American Paper Money of the ANS Collection with ANS Curator of American Numismatics Jesse Kraft From March 27; Bar Kokhba Revolt: Secrets of the Coins with ANS Vice President David Hendin from May 22; and The Brenner 150 Exhibition: 150 Years of V. D. B. with Jesse Kraft, ANS Fellow Scott H. Miller, and MFA Boston Director of Exhibitions Patrick McMahon from June 12. Watch the entire Money Talks playlist.

Watch the Witschonke Conference on YouTube
In March, the ANS and the Ph.D. Program in History at the Graduate Center, CUNY, co-sponsored the Coinage of the Roman Provinces before Provincial Coinage Conference, focusing on the collection of Richard B. Witschonke. Watch now.

The ANS Lyceum: The Coins of Rome
The second course of the ANS Lyceum, hosted by Gilles Bransbourg and Lucia Carbone, was another great success. Each Wednesday from May 19–June 30, participants logged on to learn about the numismatic objects, economic history, and culture of the ancient Roman world.

June Long Tables
Our June hosts were ANS Director of Publications Andrew ReinhardBob Schreiner and Linda Jacobson of the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina; ANS Fellow Ira Rezak; and numismatic designer Heidi WastweetMore…