Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies
Athenian Tetradrachm. AR. 490 -480 BC. 16.76g (inv. 00A8).
The Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies (ACANS) was established in 1999 following a bequest from Dr W.L. Gale and Mrs J. Gale. It is a Faculty of Arts Research Centre at Macquarie University which is attached to the Department of Ancient History.
The mission of ACANS is to promote the study of ancient numismatics through initiatives in teaching and research and to provide support for these activities through the development of a library and numismatic collection. Its annual staff include senior and junior visiting fellows and the Gale visiting lecturer. As part of its role as a national leader in ancient numismatics, ACANS undertakes a wide program of research projects, exhibitions, conferences and publications.
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