American Numismatic Society
American Numismatic Society

Mark M. Salton Memorial Lecture - Jerusalem: Image and Symbol

10 May 2011

5:30pm Reception
6:00pm Lecture

75 Varick Street, Floor 11
New York, NY 10013

A dinner (by subscription) will be held following the lecture at the nearby Pepolino Restaurant. $90 per person, pre-registration required - UPDATE - DINNER SOLD OUT
RSVP required to (212) 571-4470 ext 117, Government issued photo i.d. required for entry

about the lecture

Jerusalem has been a sacral site for three millenia, the focus of worship for three monotheistic religions. Numismatic images of Jerusalem, widely circulated and iconic, have consequently symbolized and represented the beliefs and aspirations of millions. Among these was Mark M Salton whose lifelong interest in coins and medals was founded upon a highly refined knowledge of religion, languages, history and art. An interpretive survey of Jerusalem's numismatic iconography will be presented in his memory.

Ira L. Rezak MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Emeritus, School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook is a Fellow of the American Numismatic Sociiety and of the New York Academy of Medicine. He has collected, studied, and written about medals for many years, focusing especially on those with Jewish and medical themes.