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"During the past 150 years, the American Numismatic Society has been a leader in the publication of art medals in the United States. Generally employing the finest medalists available, the Society has set an example few can match. In addition, with the exception of the United States Mint, no U.S. entity can boast so long and distinguished a contribution in this area. Founded in 1858, the American Numismatic and Archaeological Society, as it was known from 1864-1907, believed the issuance of medals to be a part of its mission from the earliest years of its existence.Author Scott H. Miller includes 60 medals issued by the ANS between 1865 and 2014 along with two COAC medals and the 1910 Actors' Fund Medal, all accompanied by color photographs. Many entries are supplemented by artist's sketches and archival photographs as well as the stories behind each issue. Four Appendixes include recipients of some of these medals as well as the list of dies, hubs, galvanos, and casts of ANS medals in the ANS's own collection."

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Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
Author: Scott Miller
Publisher: Amer Numismatic Society
Release: 2015-03-01
File: 181 Pages
ISBN-13: 0897223357

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The regular representation of the built environment on coins was a purely Roman phenomenon among the ancients. In the Greek world, architectural representation on coinage was very uncommon; when it did appear it referred directly to the local identity of the issuing state. Coins of the Persian satrapies only rarely depicted fortifications in conjunction with traditional Persian emblems of royalty, power, and shrines of the chief deities in the minting city. The Roman use of the iconography of building was fundamentally different. From the first occurrence in 135 BC through the late Roman Empire, the architectural images on coins from Rome commemorated or politicized the monument in question. By the mid-first century BC and into the Imperial period, architecture had become commonplace in the repertoire of Roman coin iconography. Representation of monuments is one of the most beloved (and belabored) topics in studies of Roman coin iconography. It is also a theme in dire need of re-exploration. This comprehensive and chronological approach to architectural coin types conveys the complexity of the subject and underscores how the designs were symptomatic of, and sensitive to, the underlying social, cultural and historical trends that affected both Roman art and Roman society at large.

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Genre: Architecture in numismatics
Author: Nathan Elkins
Publisher:
Release: 2015-10-31
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 0897223446

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American Art Medals, 1909-1995 is the first comprehensive study of the two most important series of art medals produced in the United States: the medals of the Circle of Friends of the Medallion (1909-1915) and those of the Society of Medalists (1930-1995). Together, these two series offer an unmatched panorama of American medallic sculpture in the twentieth century. Founded by the art writer Charles de Kay and the collector Robert Hewitt, Jr., the Circle of Friends of the Medallion issued only twelve medals in its brief existence. Occurring, however, at a time when the Beaux-Arts movement had brought medallic art to a higher prominence among sculptors than it has enjoyed before or since, the series is of great significance for the development of the American art medal. The Society of Medalists, during its life of 66 years, produced a much more extensive series: 128 regular issues (one of which includes six separate pieces), as well as four special issues designed for the Society (and one other special issue of an already existing medal). This body of work showcases the development of diverse artistic styles among figurative sculptors of the 20th century, from classicism to modernism. The 123 sculptors whose work was presented in this series include almost every major American medallist of the era as well as several notable artists from other countries. In addition to cataloguing the issues of these two medallic art organisations, this book features an innovative effort to record the different colours and patinas in which the medals were issued.

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Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
Author: David Thomason Alexander
Publisher: Amer Numismatic Society
Release: 2010
File: 294 Pages
ISBN-13: 0897223179

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The Kushan Empire was a vast inland empire that stretched across Central and South Asia during the first to fourth centuries AD. The origins of Kushan dynasty continue to be debated, and precise dates, especially for the late Kushan kings, remain elusive, but the coinage reveals the Kushan dynasty as a major force in the cultural and political history of the ancient Silk Road.

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Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
Author: David Jongeward
Publisher: Amer Numismatic Society
Release: 2015-03-01
File: 322 Pages
ISBN-13: 0897223349

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Genre: Paper money
Author: Kishore Jhunjhunwalla
Publisher:
Release: 2012
File: 607 Pages
ISBN-13: 8189752154

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This volume is the first comprehensive look at Syrian coin hoards and contains a catalogue of every coin hoard discovered in what is now modern Syria through 2010. Duyrat explores the definitions of "hoard" and "treasure", explores the circulation of currency in the ancient Levant, and considers excavation coins as well as the phenomenon of coin hoard discoveries during times of regional conflict. This is essential reading for anyone seriously interested in the origin of coin hoards in Syria, and how war effects the archaeological record, specifically through the lens of numismatics.

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Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
Author: Frederique Duyrat
Publisher: American Numismatic Society
Release: 2016-11-08
File: 600 Pages
ISBN-13: 0897223462

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The tenth volume of Coin Hoards is again focused on ancient Greek coinage. The inventory contains records of 471 new hoards or re-evaluations of old ones, and provides an indispensable supplement to the Inventory of Greek Coin Hoards and previous volumes of Coin Hoards . Ten articles are devoted to the full publication of a series of important new hoards related to the coinage of the Seleucid Empire, and are accompanied by 67 illustrative plates. These studies constitute a major advance in our understanding of the coinage and economy of this period, both within the Seleucid Empire and in the neighboring Greek world.

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Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
Author: Oliver David Hoover
Publisher: Amer Numismatic Society
Release: 2010
File: 281 Pages
ISBN-13: 0897223152

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Jules Edouard Roine
Publisher: Palala Press
Release: 2018-02-14
File: 90 Pages
ISBN-13: 1377345599

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ISBN-13: 9781107086968

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Traces American coinage from its tentative beginnings in 1792 Philadelphia into the 21st century. Vermeule explores the artistic heritage and merits of each coin, and analyzes the influence of the popular arts upon coin design.

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Genre: Coins, American
Author: Cornelius Clarkson Vermeule
Publisher: Whitman Publishing
Release: 2007
File: 289 Pages
ISBN-13: PSU:000061520912

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