26 January 2021 Start
26 January 2021 End
5 pm (UK time) Time
UK The University of Exeter’s Centre for Hellenistic and Romano-Greek Culture and Society (ONLINE)

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The Antigonid Coins Online project

Tuesday 26th January 2021

The Antigonid Coins Online project is the subject of the lecture by Peter Van Alfen, Chief Curator of the American Numismatic Society.

The lecture is the next research seminar of the Antigonid Network and is set for Tuesday 26th January at 5 pm (UK) via Zoom.

The lecture talk will last for about 35-40 minutes with time for questions at the end. It will be recorded and uploaded onto the Antigonid Network website for viewing after the event.

The Antigonid Coins Online: about

As part of the National Endowment of the Humanities funded Hellenistic Royal Coinages project, Antigonid Coins Online (AGCO) is a new research tool that will provide wide access to the coins listed in various print typologies of the coinages produced by the Hellenistic Antigonid dynasty (306–168 BC).

This first version of AGCO, launched in July 2020, features only the coinage of Demetrius I Poliorcetes (r. 294–287 BC) based on the typology published in Edward T. Newell’s 1927 volume, The Coinages of Demetrius Poliorcetes with cross-references as well to those types in the name of Alexander III of Macedon cataloged by Martin Price in his 1991 volume The Coinage in the Name of Alexander the Great and Philip Arrhidaeus.

Future versions of AGCO will incorporate the coinages of additional Antigonid kings. While the coins of Demetrius in the ANS collection serve as the core of the current searchable catalog, links to coins (many of which are unique) in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the British Museum, the Munzkabinett der Staatliche Museen Zu Berlin, and other public and private collections, are also available.

(text from the project’s website)

How to attend

If you are not a Network member and would like to attend this seminar (and others), please contact one of the directors of the Antigonid Network, Emma Nicholson ([email protected]) or Annelies Cazemier ([email protected]), for a Zoom invitation.

Details of further seminars this year can be found here.

Zoom invitations for this event will be sent out to network participants and seminar attendees next week.

For more on Numismatics online, see here.