The ANS is offering The Athenian Decadrachm, a new book by Wolfgang Fischer-Bossert, at a pre-publication price of $50. List price will be $95.
The book will include a die-study of forty genuine decadrachms. The book also promises a full account of forgeries including ninety examples. I'm hoping for a longer telling of the story of how the British Museum acquired the Christodoulous fake.
(Mark Jones (Fake? The Art of Deception) wrote “[George Hill] spotted it, it is said, at a social function, nestling in the bosom of an attractive Greek lady...”)
I encourage non-members join the ANS to obtain the $45 pre-order discount.
Those book cards - Although it seems old fashioned — well let us be honest it is old fashioned! — the cards which are used to lend books to members are a fascinating historic...
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