ANNOUNCING ARMENIAN ANTIQUES ROADSHOW HITS GLENDALE ON Oct 5th

The Hamazkayin Western Region Executive Board and local chapters have teamed up with the Armenian Numismatic and Antiquities Society (ANAS) to present the Armenian Antiques Roadshow in Glendale on Saturday, October 5. The event will be held from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm at the Glendale Adult Recreation Center at 201 E Colorado Street, and is being organized to support the Armenian American Museum.

DOTS ON PARTHIAN COINS: CREATIVE MINT WORKERS OR INHERITED DISEASE?

by Stepan Koncha The Parthian Empire was thriving from 237 BCE to 228 CE. Just like other kingdoms, the Parthians (modern Iran) minted their coins. Starting with Mithridates II, who reigned from 123 to 88 BCE, his coins and the coins of his successors… Continue Reading

ARMENIAN RELIEF FUNDRAISING MEMORABILIA — Free Online Edition

From Noubar Pezikian: “Dear ANAS members, as 2018 draws to an end I would like to gift the Armenian community around the world a free online edition to the book, “ARMENIAN RELIEF FUNDRAISING MEMORABILIA” which I published last year. By increasing its readership we… Continue Reading

Dr. Hajinian’s Presentation the Armenian Cultural Organization’s Voski Ashoun: “Jewelry, Weapons and Gods: The Story of Urartu, The Land of Ararat”

Dr. Chuck Hajinian, co-founder of the Armenian Numismatic and Antiquities Society, presented a talk on artifacts from Urartu at ACOM’s Voski Ashoun celebration. The presentation covered a brief overview of the late-bronze age Urartian state as well as the symbolism and iconography found on… Continue Reading

“History Revealed: Ancient Coins of Armenia” Presentation to St Leon Armenian Church in Fair Lawn, NJ

Drs. Levon Saryan and Chuck Hajinian spoke a special event during the fall festival for St Leon Armenian Church at the Charles & Grace Pinajian Youth Center. Dr. Hajinian opened the lecture by covering the ancient era of Armenian coins, including examples of Orontid,… Continue Reading

CoinWeek Ancient Coin Series: Ancient Coinage of Armenia

COINWEEK recently published a nice overview of Armenian coins, their history, and value. You can read the article here.

Urartian Legacy – the Bronze Spearhead and Dagger from Lchashen

As one of the Bronze Age tribes that eventually became the Armenians, the nation of Urartu lives on in recorded history as an enemy of the Neo-Assyrian Empire (911-609 BC), and is named as one of the many nations that Assyrian kings such as… Continue Reading

RARE Armenian Byzantium Emperor for sale- $33,000 opening bid

ARTAVASDES GOLD PIECE AT SWISS INTERNATIONAL COIN AUCTION SINCONA-NOMOS ZURICH MAY 16TH 2017 ARTAVASDUS, 742-743  BYZANTIUM EMPEROR RARE GOLD COIN Artavasdus (Artavasdes) was the governor of the Theme Armeniakon- (the Themes were “states” or territories within the vast Byzantium Empire which were overseen by… Continue Reading

ARMENIAN BYZANTINE EMPERORS & EMPRESSES– 1 OUT EVERY 5- Najarian

ARMENIAN FACT OF THE DAY, FAMOUS ARMENIANS ARMENIAN MONARCHS OF BYZANTIUM NOVEMBER 26, 2012 TAMAR NAJARIAN As the historian P. Charanis (1959) says: “The important role played in the history of Byzantium by that talented minority, the Armenians, has been generally unrecognized.” Even though Armenia was… Continue Reading

LYDIA DURNOVO– ARMENIAN FRESCOS HISTORIAN

New post on Milwaukee Armenian Community LYDIA DURNOVO by admin THIS WEEK IN ARMENIAN HISTORY (Prepared by the Armenian National Education Committee) [ANEC] BIRTH OF LYDIA DURNOVO (MAY 1, 1885) Lydia Durnovo was a Soviet Russian art historian and restorer, considered one of the… Continue Reading