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ANS Lyceum set for eight-part series on civil wars and coins

The American Numismatic Society is offering a series of eight online lectures focusing on coinage and civil wars.

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From Sept. 20 through Nov.  8, the American Numismatic Society will offer its ANS Lyceum. The event encompasses an eight-part series of online lectures addressing the relationship between coin output, circulation and civil wars from ancient to modern times.

The series is priced at $100 for ANS members and $250 for nonmembers. Full details and registration can be found on the ANS website at

The lectures, presenters, and dates of offering are:
Sept. 20 — “Coin Deposits and Civil Wars in a Long-Term Perspective” (circa 400 B.C.– A.D. 1950) (François de Callataÿ, Royal Library of Belgium).
Sept. 27 — “War and Territorial Conflicts in Classical Cyprus” (Evangeline Markou, National Hellenic Research Foundation).
Oct. 4 — “Images and Weights of War in the Late Roman Republic: The Coinage of the Imperatores” (Lucia F. Carbone, ANS).
Oct. 11 — “Civil Unrest and Debasement in the Tetrarchic Age” (Lucia F. Carbone and Gilles Bransbourg, ANS).
Oct. 18 — “Civil War and Its Specter on the Coinage of the Early Roman Empire” (Nathan T. Elkins, ANS).
Oct. 25 — “King, Country and Cromwell: Numismatics of the English Civil Wars” (Robert W. Hoge, ANS).
Nov. 1 — “Petty Cash: Coins and Tokens of the American Civil War” (Jesse Kraft, ANS).
Nov. 8 — “Mobilized Money: The Modernization of Paper Currency through the American Civil War” (Jesse Kraft, ANS).

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