Thursday, April 16, 2009

Ancient Coin Collecting in North America

Nathan Elkins has published the text of his lecture, "Der Handel mit antiken Münzen in den USA", to the Frankfurter Numismatische Gesellschaft at Frankfurt's Historisches Museum.

Elins writes:
I discussed the many problems with an unregulated and unconcerned market, the distasteful nature of the dialogue that has developed in North America, and the urgent need for thoughtful collectors, archaeologists, and law enforcement to find common ground in the face of organized and unconcerned commercial interests.

This is a welcome addition to the debate about portable archaeological material (or antiquities).

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