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ANS Lunch and Lecture on Islamic Coinage March 11

This lecture discusses the beginnings of Islamic coinage in the seventh century and its vast trajectories within the Arab lands and beyond. It begins with an in-depth survey of its Byzantine and Sasanian precedents and provides a basic outline of “Arab-Sasanian” and “Arab-Byzantine” types. Attendees will also learn about the styles of Arabic calligraphy that were used on early Islamic coins. Guests will be able to view and handle fine examples of the ANS’s Islamic holdings with Assistant Curator, Vivek Gupta.


The lecture will take place on Saturday, March 11 at the American Numismatic Society headquarters in New York City. Lunch begins at 1:00 pm, followed by the lecture at 2:00 pm, and a Q&A at 3:00 pm.


ANS member price: $20, non-members: $50. 


RSVP for this event by contacting the membership department at 212-571-4470 ext. 117 or


The ANS will remain open from 12:00 noon until 4:00 pm so you have the opportunity to view items in our collections or library. Please call to schedule a time.