Medieval European Coinage: Part 2 AD 800 - 1496
This introduction to the coinage of the medieval world covers the period from the rise of the Carolingian Empire until the beginnings of the modern era at the end of the 15th century. Part 1 will be held on October 18th and the recording will be on our website.
Presenter: Doug Mudd
When: November 8, 2021 | 1-2:00 PM MT
Why a 3? The U.S. 3-Cent Coin That Is
Discover the intriguing history surrounding the issuance of the US Three Cent Coinage in both silver and and nickel from 1851-89. Was there more to the story than it was only issued to buy postage stamps in 1851? When did the concept or idea for an American 3-cent coin begin? Answer: As early as the California Gold Rush in late1848. What other coin denomination was also recommended along with the 'THREE' in 1848-9? Do you know what other non monetary use for the silver 3-cent piece blossomed during its lifetime? Why the 1851-O issue? Values and grading of both metal content issues as well as proof issues and mint error coins will also be briefly covered.
Presenter: Walt Ostromecki
When: November 16, 2021 | 1-2:00 PM MT
Prince of Youth: Coinage Traces the Rise and Fall of Publius Septimius Geta
Discusses Severan-era Roman coinage illustrating the life of the Roman emperor Geta. This youngest son of Septimius Severus was propagandized on coins from childhood as destined to rule alongside his brother Caracalla. Coin types legitimizing Geta’s status as imperial heir include those featuring him as Princeps Iuventutis, meaning “prince of youth” or “first among the young.”
Other types shown are those that celebrate Geta’s harmonious relations with his family, his brother, and the military. Geta’s portrayal on coinage as co-Augustus with his brother Caracalla is examined, as well as portraiture that forms a visual chronicle of his physical development from boyhood to maturity. Coins showing evidence of erasure and defacement are included as well. On some coins, Geta’s image was physically mutilated, and these coins form numismatic evidence of the damnatio memoriae instituted by his brother Caracalla, who murdered him.
Presenter: Michael Kodysz
When: November 23, 2021 | 3-4:00 PM MT