The new publication The Coin Cabinet by Peter Lane, edited by Walter Bloom, was launched at the NAAC2017 welcome on Friday evening (20 October 2017). The Coin Cabinet is a cultural history of the numismatic collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia. It is published in hard cover on art paper with 215 pages and over 200 colour illustrations, and is available from the author for $50 plus postage.
Our seventh biennial conference was held at the Royal Society of Victoria in Melbourne during the weekend (21-22 October 2017) and was very much enjoyed by all. Highlights of the conference were the welcome at the RACV Club, the range of interesting talks and the Saturday evening dinner at the Kelvin Club. The website will be updated to include images of the conference medal and some photo shoots of the conference.
Dr Gil Davis, Director of the Program for Ancient Mediterranean Studies at Macquarie University, will be giving a public lecture The Origins of Money: Silver Sources in the Ancient World at Sydney University on 13 September 2017 commencing 6.30 pm. Dr Davis presents fresh interpretations of lead isotope analyses of Archaic Greek coins based on new data for ore sources from Spain to Iran. For details see Sydney University lecture.
The Authors with their respective works flanked by the predient’s of the RNSNZ and NSA
Not one but two numismatic publications were launched as part of the Decimal 50 Conference, which was held last weekend in Auckland. The Conference was jointly hosted between the Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand (RNSNZ) and the Numismatic Society of Auckland (NSA).
Robert Pepping’s most recent publication, New Zealand History Coined
Robert Pepping has followed up his highly successful 2010 book, New Zealand History Noted, which offered a comprehensive look at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s bank notes, with a new publication, New Zealand History Coined. This new work looks in depth at New Zealand’s pre-decimal coinage from its conception through to final production. The second book launched was Andrew Clifford’s extensive look at the paper issues of New Zealand’s Trading Banks and the country’s early paper currency.
Andrew Clifford’s New Zealand Trading Banks and Early Paper Currency
The conference timetable and abstracts are now available for reading/downloading at the Events page (NAAC2017).
I am delighted to welcome Rodney and Luisa Mihelic, of Vintage Coins and Banknotes, as our latest Bronze Sponsor. This is an on-line business catering for collectors, investors, businesses and companies in both Australian and international markets. Rodney has over 30 years experience in the numismatics industry, and it is this knowledge that informs the company’s customer base.
I am delighted to advise that Lyn Bloom has been elected Treasurer of the Association; please see the About the NAA / Contact Us page for contact details.
This year South Australia’s History Festival is on from 1 to the 31 May, and there will be some 700 activities including; exhibitions, seminars, and walks. So it will be great time for those who are thinking about going to Adelaide.
If you would like to know more about the festival go to its website: http://historyfestival.sa.gov.au/
A relatively new private house museum, the David Roche Foundation Museum in North Adelaide, is a must see but you need to book – http://www.rochefoundation.com.au/
Registration for NAAC2017 in Melbourne over the weekend of 20th – 22nd October is now open. Starting with a behind the scenes tour of the National Sports Museum at the MCG on the afternoon of Friday 20th October, this will be followed by a reception at the RACV Club in the evening.
Our hosts for the main event over the weekend are the Royal Society of Victoria in their historic building conveniently located in the city. There is also an optional evening meal on the Saturday evening at the Kelvin Club. More details can be found under the Events tab on our website.