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The Early Antigonids: Coinage, Money, and the Economy (NS 37)
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The Early Antigonids: Coinage, Money, and the Economy (NS 37)
By The American Numismatic Society

For the week of May 15, Pocket Change will highlight new books that you might have missed, starting with The Early Antigonids: Coinage, Money, and Economy, vol. 37 of the Numismatic Studies series.

This systematic analysis of the gold and silver coinages of “King Antigonos” is intended to explore the nature of the Antigonid cash economy during the second and the third quarter of the third century BC. The author’s principal aim in reconstructing the precious metal coinage of “King Antigonos” is to comprehend the way in which the mints concerned functioned and to identify the major issues of the period….

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Coins from the Jay M. Galst Collection
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Coins from the Jay M. Galst Collection
By Peter van Alfen

Over the course of forty years of serious collecting, our friend and colleague Jay Martin Galst amassed an important collection…

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The First Athenian Owls: Symbols of What Exactly?
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The First Athenian Owls: Symbols of What Exactly?
By Peter van Alfen

On the bills and coins that we use today, we recognize the link between the words and images that appear…

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The National Endowment for the Humanities funds the ANS-Oxford University...
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The National Endowment for the Humanities funds the ANS-Oxford University OXUS-INDUS Project
By The American Numismatic Society

by Peter van Alfen, Ethan Gruber, Andrew Meadows, Simon Glenn, Gunnar Dumke

Silver Drachm of Apollodotus I of Bactria, Uncertain, 174–65…

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Images of Egyptian Gods on Coins
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Images of Egyptian Gods on Coins
By The American Numismatic Society

With its range of hawk-headed and half-mummified deities, the Egyptian pantheon has inspired devotion and intrigue for millennia. Egyptians were…

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Some Greek and Roman overstrikes in the ANS Collection
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Some Greek and Roman overstrikes in the ANS Collection
By The American Numismatic Society

While perusing the ever-surprising Richard B. Witchonke Collection at the ANS for its forthcoming published catalogue, I had the great…

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Antigonid Coins Online
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Antigonid Coins Online
By The American Numismatic Society

Ruling over parts of Asia Minor and Macedonia starting with Antigonus I Monophthalmus (the “One-Eyed”, r. 306­–301 BC), the Antigonid…

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Talk Amongst Yourselves
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Talk Amongst Yourselves
By The American Numismatic Society

Most readers who have followed the reports in the ANS Magazine and on Pocket Change related to the development of…

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A New Monograms Function in Hellenistic Royal Coinages
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A New Monograms Function in Hellenistic Royal Coinages
By The American Numismatic Society

One of the more enigmatic aspects of ancient Greek coinage, and Hellenistic coinage in particular, are the many symbols and…

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Seleucid Coins Online as a Clearinghouse for New Information
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Seleucid Coins Online as a Clearinghouse for New Information
By The American Numismatic Society

As work continues apace to add monograms to the coin data presented in Seleucid Coins Online (SCO) (as well as…

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CoinHoards.org Launched
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CoinHoards.org Launched
By The American Numismatic Society

The American Numismatic Society is pleased to announce the launch of CoinHoards, a new web-based, linked open data tool for…

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Massive Update to Ptolemaic Coins Online
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Massive Update to Ptolemaic Coins Online
By The American Numismatic Society

In 2018, the ANS launched Ptolemaic Coins Online as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities funded Hellenistic Royal…

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