Expert to Discuss Evolution of Roman Coinage

By Nancy DeSanti, 1st Vice President-Programs



Michael Markowitz

For the first AMHS program of the new year, members will be treated to an informative and entertaining talk, “Show Me the Money!” on January 28, 2024, at 1:30 p.m. The speaker, Michael Markowitz, is an expert on Roman coins. He will tell us all about the evolution of Roman coinage from lumps of metal in 300 B.C. to gold Imperial coins in 476 A.D. 

Mike, who gave us a virtual talk last July, was born in New York City. His mother’s side of the family is Italian, while his father’s ancestors emigrated from Romania. Mike attended the University of Rochester, then the University of California, Irvine. He worked for many years in the aerospace industry in southern California before moving in 1991 to northern Virginia where he is a senior research specialist for the Center for Naval Analyses.

He is a contributing writer on ancient and medieval coins for CoinWeek.com and a member of the Ameran Numismatic Society and the Ancient Numismatic Society of Washington, D.C. He also serves on the board of directors of the Fairfax Coin Club. Mike said that one of his most memorable times was spending an afternoon inside the coin vault of the archaeological museum in Siracusa, Sicily. 

So, if you want to fight off the winter blues, come join us for a fun afternoon of camaraderie, a delicious catered lunch, and an entertaining and informative talk.

Please invite your family members and friends and make your reservations early. The deadline for reservations is January 25, 2024. To go to the registration page, click here.


January/February 2024

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