Sunday, January 29, 2017

American Numismatic Society lecture series

NUMISMATICS: New “Money Talks” Lecture Series from American Numismatic Society (Coin Week).
The American Numismatic Society (ANS) curators and Fellows are pleased to announce a new lecture series, “Money Talks: Numismatic Conversations”, that begins in January 2017. In this monthly interactive lecture series, meant to introduce topics of general numismatic interest to members and the general public, attendees will have the opportunity to listen to ANS curators and members and learn by handling relevant objects from the collection and library of the American Numismatic Society. Light meals will be served, and Q&A sessions will follow. To ensure these events are as accessible as possible to all, most will take place on Saturdays at the ANS headquarters in New York City. On a few occasions, these “Numismatic Conversations” will take place at other venues.
Yesterday's lecture was on "Medallic Art of the Great War." Upcoming lectures in the next two months are on "The Origins of Money" and "The Beginnings of Islamic Coinage," and a future lecture on "Jewish Ancient Coinage" is promised.