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September 09, 2014 — 6:00 PM

Vespasian at Play: 74 AD

Theodore Buttrey (Keeper Emeritus, Dept. of Coins & Medals, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University)

An investigation of an inexplicable issue of coins under Vespasian, an essay in numismatic methodology. ...

September 19, 2014 — 9:00 AM

Oasis Magna: Kharga and Dakhla Oases in Antiquity

2-Day Conference

In the middle of Egypt’s vast Western Desert lie the Kharga and Dakhla Oases, called the Great Oasis in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. These ...

October 14, 2014 — 6:00 PM

The Galenic Origins of the Modern Science Textbook

Visiting Research Scholar Lecture

Claire Bubb (ISAW)

October 20, 2014 — 6:30 PM

On the Waterfront at Giza: Workers’ Town and Pyramid Port – Latest Discoveries

Archaeological Institute of America Lecture

Mark Lehner (Boston University)

November 06, 2014 — 6:00 PM

The Lure of Gold and Iron: China and the Steppe in the First Millennium BC

Eighth Annual Leon Levy Lecture Sponsored by The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation

Jessica Rawson (University of Oxford)

While ancient Chinese ritual implements were made of bronze and jade, the peoples of the steppe favoured gold and iron, most especially from 700 BC. ...

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Gold, Minted in Alexandria. 221-205 BCE. Gift of Martin A. Ryerson. Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Octadrachm. Obverse: Bust of Ptolemy III.
Gold, Minted in Alexandria. 221-205 BCE. Gift of Martin A. Ryerson. Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago.