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 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


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

New Numismatic Publication from the History Museum of Armenia: Sylloge Nummorum Byzantinorum Armenia Vol. III

The History Museum of Armenia is proud to present the long-expected book by Hasmik Hovhannisyan, a specialist in Byzantine coinage at the Numismatic Department of the HMA, representing the third volume in the series Sylloge Nummorum Byzantinorum Armenia. The catalogue is edited by Dr…. Continue Reading

How To Conserve A Hmayil Manuscript, Expert Advice From Anahit Campbell

Hmayil scrolls were used by our Armenian ancestors for many purposes. In a time before penicillin (pre-1929), how would you care for your sick loved ones? Or, how would you protect your relatives who were traveling in rough areas of the country? What tangible… Continue Reading