The Barnes and Noble bookstore in South Hills Village, Pittsburgh, PA will host a Book Fair and Ancient Coin Museum on November 3rd, 2007.
The St. Louise de Marillac School will host a Book Fair at Barnes and Noble in South Hills Village, Pittsburgh, on November 3, 2007. Special events for those interested in numismatics and Classics will take place from 1:30 - 3:00 P.M. There will be an exhibit of the Ancient Coin Museum developed by teacher Zee Ann Poerio. Mrs. Poerio serves as a Director of Ancient Coins for Education (ACE), a member of the Ancient Coin Collector’s Guild (ACCG) Education and Youth Programs Task Force, and Chair of the Excellence Through Classics levels K-9 for the American Classical League.
St. Louise de Marillac School Latin Club members will act as museum docents and show connections between ancient coins and Classics. The exhibit features ancient coins depicting mythological creatures, Emperors and Empresses, as well as ancient coins with animal images or “zoo coins.” Also included are small artifacts from the 1st to 3rd Century including oil lamps, iron nails, and a child’s ring.
In conjunction with this event, James R. Clifford, Jr., an ACCG member and author of Double Daggers, will discuss coins of the Roman Republic. His book is historical fiction and involves the EID MAR Denarius coin that commemorates the assassination of Julius Caesar. Also, Mike Aquilina, author of Fathers of the Church and dozens of other books on Catholic history and doctrine will discuss Christian symbols on ancient coins and ancient oil lamps. Both authors will be available to sign books at the event. There will be free materials for children from the U.S. Mint - while supplies last. Those attending the event may enter a free drawing to win ancient coins donated by Ancient Coins for Education, the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists, and the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild. The general public is invited.
UPDATE: Photos from this event are now posted on the web, click here.