October 2021 eNews

Announcements and Upcoming Events

Year-End Appeal
Please support our efforts with a donation to the Year-End Appeal before December 31, and make 2022 a year to celebrate in earnest. More…

We would like to hear from you! 
You should have received an email asking you to complete a members’ survey. Please take a few minutes to tell us about your experience and participation with the Society. Your input is critical to the future of the ANS. If you have already filled it out, thank you! If you have not received it, please let us know at membership@numismatics.org

ICOMON 28th Annual Meeting
ICOMON (ICOM International Committee for Money and Banking Museums) will be holding its 28th Annual Meeting on November 4, titled ““Show Me the Money—Innovation in Money and Banking Museums.” There will also be presentations about the 2022 Prague ICOM General Conference and the INC’s XVIth International Numismatic Congress in September 2022. The meeting is open to everyone. More…

The meeting will be held via Zoom on Thursday, November 4, 2021, at 9:00 am ET. Click here to join.

Join us for the 2022 Gala
On Thursday, January 13, 2022, the ANS will honor ANS Vice President and Adjunct Curator David Hendin with the Trustees’ Award at the Annual Gala Dinner. You can support the Gala by purchasing individual tickets, sponsoring the event, or advertising in the Gala program. More…

Members’ breakfast
Thanks to a generous donor, the ANS will be holding a breakfast for members at the 2021 Whitman Baltimore Winter Expo on November 19. You and a guest are invited to join us and enjoy the opportunity to chat, eat, and hear a short presentation by Executive Director Gilles Bransbourg and Assistant Curator of American Numismatics Jesse Kraft. If you would like to attend, please RSVP.

New RRDP update
The latest Roman Republican Die Project data release added a total of 3,515 specimens to CRRO and 87 new dies to the ones estimated by M. Crawford in his seminal Roman Republican Coinage. Most relevantly, the current release greatly enhanced our knowledge of the RRC coinage issued between 90 and 82 BCE, which financed the war fought by Rome against its allies (socii), the First Mithridatic War and Sulla’s campaign in Italy. More…

Upcoming Long Tables
Professor at Suleyman Demirel University Hüseyin Köker will discuss with ANS Assistant Curator of Roman Numismatics Lucia Carbone on the newly discovered Pankalos hoard composed of denarii and cistophori; Senior Researcher at the National Hellenic Research Foundation Evangeline Markou will “chat” about Cypriote coins; and Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto Mississauga Fae Amiro will speak on the portraits of imperial women on Roman provincial coinage.

October in Review

Watch the 2021 Annual Meeting 
The 164th Annual Meeting took place at the New York City headquarters of the Society on Saturday, October 23. Members joined in person and via livestream. Now available on YouTube, you can watch departmental presentations on the past year, the election of new Trustees, and an unveiling of new donor plaques. Watch

Money Talks: Mithridatic Wars and Bronze Coinage in the Roman Province of Asia
On Saturday, October 16, Assistant Curator of Roman Coins Lucia Carbone explored the progressive standardization of various civic bronze denominational systems in Provincia Asia. Her thesis is that these complex processes were jump-started over the course of the Mithridatic Wars and came to completion during the 40s BCE, during the seminal years of the Second Triumvirate. Watch

COAC 2021 is now up on YouTube! 
Our first hybrid conference is now available to watch on YouTube. COAC 2021 delved into famed sculptor Victor David Brenner to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth in 1871. Sponsored in association with the Resolute Americana Collection and the Stack Family, this was the first COAC since 2009. Watch

October Long Tables
ANS Chief Curator Peter van Alfen hosted a Q&A with Joseph Menna, Chief Engraver for the US Mint. ANS Fellow Richard Beleson spoke on the coinage of the Bar Kochba revolt. Head of the Numismatic Department at the Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique and university professor François de Callataÿ discussed a 17th century painting that used coins as a political manifesto. Large cent specialist Chuck Heck hosted a discussion on collecting U.S. large cents. And last, but not least, Visiting Research Scholar Nathan Elkins shared coins depicting Roman architecture.