The next meeting of the Ancient Coin Club of Los Angeles will take place Sunday November 13, 2016 in the Community Room at the Sherman Oaks Galleria starting at 1:00 PM. The Sherman Oaks Galleria is located northwest of the intersection of the Ventura and San Diego Freeways at 15301 Ventura Blvd. (at Sepulveda Blvd.), in Sherman Oaks. Park in the Galleria parking lot (we validate your parking so parking is free for meeting attendees). The Community Room is located on Level 1 of the rotunda, one floor below the cinema.
The November 13, 2016 meeting marks 50 years since the first meeting of the Ancient Coin Club of Los Angeles was held in November 1966. In celebration, the Anniversary meeting will include brief reviews of the Club's history and achievements over the years, a catered lunch will be made available, and Randy Butler will give a program titled Klickin' on Kilikia - Sites, Coins, and History. It will be a meeting to remember!
All members current and past are invited to join us for the celebration. If you would like to attend the Anniversary meeting but need transportation please let me know so we can help make arrangements.
ACCLA's October 2016 meeting was called to order by President Ken Friedman at 1:30 PM. Barry Rightman gave his Treasurer's report. Secretary Mike Connor reported that we now have 1,206 likes on facebook, and gave a brief synopsis of the Board Meeting that was held on September 28. The rest of the business portion of the meeting was devoted to discussing preparations for the 50th Anniversary Meeting in November. We were joined at the meeting by new member George Lewis, and by members of the UCLA Classics Department who had come to hear the presentation.
The October 11 meeting presentation was by Ken Friedman titled Lucius Appuleius Saturninus and the Roman Constitution. Ken addressed the life and coins of the moneyer Lucius Apuleius Saturninus in the context of Roman politics and the cursus honorum - the sequential order of public offices taken by aspiring politicians in the Roman Republic and the early Empire. Ken gave a fascinating account of the events leading up to 104 BCE when Lucius Appuleius Saturninus issued three different denarii in a single year. These coins included portraits of Roma facing left instead of the customary right. Ken argued that the evidence indicates that the change in Roma's direction was a considered, political act. The program was well researched and well received. Ken has written up his talk and it will be appearing on ACTA ACCLA in the near future.
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Click on the link below to see the working draft of Bob Lattanzi's latest contribution to ACTA ACCLA. His article is illustrated with many wonderful coins courtesy of CNG so it offers a wonderful treat for both the eyes and the mind!
Mythological Greek Gods, Goddesses, and Creatures on Greek Coins
Because of a scheduling conflict, the December 11 meeting will begin at 2:30 PM. It will feature a presentation by Barry Rightman that he was going to give at this months meeting. A few weeks ago Barry had to be hospitalized for a few days but he is recovering well and is planning to attend the Anniversary meeting. I'm sure I speak for all of us in wishing him well.