Money Talks: Payment, Profit, or Prestige? The Political Economy of Achaemenid Coin Production, ca. 550–330 BCE
Thursday, April 21
6:00 PM Eastern Time (5:30 PM Reception)
ANS Chief Curator Dr. Peter van Alfen will consider the various reasons that modern commentators suggest for the production of ancient coinage in general and Achaemenid royal coinage in particular. Drawing upon theoretical approaches in the fields of economics and political science, he will propose a framework for understanding the rationalities that lay behind ancient coin production beyond just state payments, especially those made for military purposes. This event will be held in-person and virtually. A link will be sent to all active members on the morning of the talk.
Non-members can attend in person for $25.
This event will be held in-person and virtually. A link will be sent to all active members on the morning of the talk. To make sure you are on the list, contact Austin Goodwin Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org. This lecture will be recorded and uploaded to YouTube for later viewing.
Money Talks: Numismatic Conversations is supported by an ANS endowment fund generously given in honor of Mr. Vladimir Clain-Stefanelli and Mrs. Elvira Clain-Stefanelli.