Բարի գալուստ, Բարի՜ եկաք, Welcome! The Society is made up of individuals and institutions that have a desire to spread the wonderful historical knowledge of the Armenian people through their artifacts throughout the ages. This includes, but is not limited to: numismatic coins, medals,… Continue Reading


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.


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

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.

U.S. Embargoes Egyptian Coins among other artifacts

New rules for buying coins that come from Egypt. Collectors of Armenian coins should be aware of this. There are a number of Roman/Armenian coins which were minted in Egypt. These are highly sought after by Armenian and Ancient collectors. Be aware that the… Continue Reading

The Pazyryk Carpet – Revisiting an Armenian Carpet from 550 BC

  How old is the oldest woven carpet in the world and who wove it?   In the early 20th century the finest historical rugs came from the 16th century. That was all changed in 1949, when a carpet was found in a frozen grave… Continue Reading

SAS Mourns the Loss of Hrachya Tamrazyan (Director of the Matenadaran)

(Tamrazyan with Dr. Hajinian and Dr. Saryan) HRACHYA TAMRAZYAN, 1953-2016 The Society for Armenian Studies mourns the passing of Hrachya Tamrazyan, Director of the Matenadaran, poet, scholar and publisher; and a colleague whom many of us have known and worked with. Hrachya Tamrazyan was… Continue Reading

Anaheim ANAS/ANRO/ANQ Meeting: New friends, new antiquities

The  “California” branch of the ANAS/ANRO put on a wonderful program and dinner. We must thank Aram Manasaryan, Sarkis Kilimjian, Armen Nercissiantz and Andranik Grihikian for their planning and hard work to put this meeting together. On August 11th, Armenian coin and antiquities collectors… Continue Reading