March 2017 Meeting Notice
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March 12, 2017

Robert Cleve

The next meeting of the Ancient Coin Club of Los Angeles will take place Sunday March 12, 2017 in the Community Room at the Sherman Oaks Galleria starting at 1:00 PM. The Sherman Oaks Galleria is located at 15301 Ventura Boulevard at the junction with Sepulveda Boulevard just northwest of the intersection of the Ventura and San Diego Freeways in Sherman Oaks. Park in the Galleria parking lot (we validate your parking, so parking is free). The Community Room is on Level 1 of the rotunda, one floor below the cinema. 

The March 12, 2017 meeting will feature a presentation by Professor Robert Cleve who will be talking on The Ancient Roman Port of Ostia.


ACCLA's February meeting was brought to order by President Betty Eiseman at 1:30 PM. Treasurer Barry Rightman gave the Treasurer's report. Secretary Michael Connor reported that the Annual Returns had been filed, announced we now have 1,300 followers on facebook, and reminded folks to click through the special links on the ACCLA website when shopping on Amazon so ACCLA benefits from the commission. Vice-President Roger Burry reviewed upcoming meeting programs. 

Phil Iverson, Numismatic Association of Southern California Director of Education, was a guest at the meeting. Phil invited all ACCLA members to attend the April 8th CSNA Educational Symposium in Costa Mesa which features an Introduction to Ancient Greek Numismatics presented by our own Ken Friedman. 

Merrill Gibson reviewed ACCLA tabling arrangements at the February Long Beach Show. Roy Iwata volunteered to man the table for the three days of the show.

Roger Burry gave the featured meeting presentation entitled Roman Britain: History, Sites, and Coins. Roger provided a well-researched and entertaining multimedia presentation that covered the history of the Roman occupation with an emphasis on archaeological sites he had visited. Thank you Roger for another fascinating and illuminating talk.

The latest Explorator.

Podcasts of USC historian Patrick Wyman's lecture series on the Fall of Rome are available for free download. I found lectures 11 and 12 on the Roman Economy especially useful.

Finest known Colosseum sestertius issued under Titus fetches $461,280 (with commission).

The Getty has a wonderful online exhibit of historic drawings and photographs of Palmyra.
Respectfully submitted
Michael J. Connor, Secretary

Your secretary recently acquired this portrait coin of Parthian King Phraates II (ruled 138-127 BCE) minted at Tambrax where he was campaigning and subsequently killed in battle. Silver drachm (18 mm, 3.6 g, 12 h). His laureated bust L, TAM behind / Archer R seated on omphalos, four line legend with dividing lines ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ. Sellwood 16.11; Shore 50; Malloy Auction Sale 15 (1979) lot 334 (THIS COIN).

Verdugo Hills Coin Club Coin Show, March 26, 2017. Van Nuys Masonic Center, 14750 Sherman Way, Van Nuys.

California State Numismatic Association 49th Annual Southern California Educational Symposium, April 8, 2017 at Orange Coast Unitarian Universal Church, 2845 Mesa Verde Drive, East, Cost Mesa. 10 am to 4 pm, Free parking and Admission.

Long Beach Coin Expo, June 8-10, 2017; September 7-9, 2017.

Van Nuys Coin Show, June 25, 2017. Van Nuys Masonic Center, 14750 Sherman Way, Van Nuys.

Glendale Coin Club Show, October 22, 2017. Van Nuys Masonic Center, 14750 Sherman Way, Van Nuys.
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