The American Numismatic Association announced a new program of free online video presentations.
Expand your numismatic knowledge with free webinars presented by top industry experts.
Join us twice a month—on the second and fourth Thursday from 12pm-1pm MT–for live webinars on all things numismatic. These free hour-long presentations are sure to appeal to a wide variety of collecting interests. Plus, all presentations are recorded. So if you can't join us for the live presentations, you'll be able to enjoy them later at your convenience.
Rome's First Silver Coins
April 13, 12pm MT
The date and mint of Rome's first silver coin have been debated by scholars for centuries. In this talk, David Vagi presents compelling evidence in favor of an early date for this important and historical coinage.
David Vagi is a specialist in ancient coins and director of NGC Ancients, the world's leading service for the grading and authentication of ancient coins. He entered the field as a writer for Coin World and worked for Christie's, Superior and other auction firms before founding his own company in New York.
For more than thirty years he has penned monthly columns for major coin publications, including The Numismatist, The Celator, Numismatic News, World Coin News and Coin World. He's earned the Heath Literary Award from the ANA and numerous
Best Column awards from the NLG. His two-volume Coinage and History of the Roman Empire won ‘Book of the Year' awards from the IAPN, PNG and the NLG. David is a life member and Fellow of the ANS, a member of the Rittenhouse Society and a life member of the ANA, for which he has taught more than twenty courses on ancient coins. In 2021 he was the ANA's ‘Numismatist of the Year' and is listed among Coin World's ‘100 Most Influential People in Numismatics.'
Coins of the Hasmonean Kings
April 27, 12pm MT
This illustrated talk will feature the coins of the Hasmonean rulers. The Hasmonean Dynasty began in Judaea with the sons of Mattathias the Hasmonean revolting against Seleucid rule (167-160 BCE). One of his sons was Judah (nicknamed 'the Maccabee' [the hammer). The Hasmoneans struck an extensive series of bronze coins beginning with John Hyrcanus I beginning around 132 BCE and ending with Mattathias Antigonus whose lost his kingdom to Herod I in 27 BCE, three years after Herod was named King in Rome.
David Hendin is vice president and honorary curator of the American Numismatic Society. He is author of Guide to Biblical Coins 6th Edition and 16 other books as well as hundreds of numismatic articles and papers in refereed journals.
Hendin's recent awards include the 2022 Burnett Anderson Award of the ANS, ANA, and Numismatic Literary Guild; the 2022 Trustees Award of the American Numismatic Society; the 2013 Gunnar Holst Numismatic Foundation Medal of the Swedish Numismatic Society, University of Gothenburg.
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