Stories and Conversations as Recorded by Seleucid Coins

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Stories and Conversations as Recorded by Seleucid Coins

Saturday, June 6
1:00 pm ET

This Money Talks will be held live via video conference. As with any Money Talks, you will be able to ask questions and hear responses in real time. The session is open to ANS members only. RSVP to Emma Pratte at to get the link. 

Among its many wonders, the ANS cabinet houses the largest collection of Seleucid coins in the world. From the perspective of talking money, these coins should be counted among real chatterboxes. Whether it is about their royal issuers, the cities in which they were produced, or even each other, there is always something to say. Some recount stories of divine descent, daring escapes, and triumph in war traceable in the literary record; others are of more philosophical bent, carrying on the conversation between ruler and ruled regarding the nature of power in the Seleucid Empire (312-64 BC); while still others bicker among themselves over much more parochial matters. Join ANS Adjunct Curator and Editor Oliver Hoover to hear some of their many stories and conversations.

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.