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    The Numismatist, February 1942 (pg. 19)

    2/1/1942 ANA Numismatist

    THE NUMISMATIST February 1942 101 possessed two coins which had been found in the Kiev Pecharska Lavra One was of gold the other silver One of these coins the silver one was presented by Bunge to the Society of History and Antiquity of Russia These coins were attributed to Vladimir I called Vladimir the Holy 980 to 1015 Many treasures of coins of this type were found thus giving credence to the above theory However there were a few archeologists and numismatists of foreign lands who believed that these coins were of Bulgarian Servian and Galitzian origin because these coins were contemporary with the use of fur skins and also parts of fur skins leather money and f


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    The Numismatist, December 2001 (pg. 110)

    12/1/2001 ANA Numismatist

    OBITUARIES ELVIRA CLAIN STEFANELLI ANA 20476 Elvira Clain Stefanelli recently re tired executive director and curator of the Smithsonian Institution s Na tional Numismatic Collection died of heart failure on October 1 2001 at the Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington She was 86 years old Referred to as a remarkable treas ure in the world of numismatics Clain Stefanelli and her husband Vladimir were an inseparable force in the field Their aggressive pursuit of donations from private collections increased the Smithsonian s numis matic holdings from 60 000 items in the late 1950s to nearly 1 million to day Perhaps their greatest accom plishment was procuring in 1968 one of the largest collections of domes tic foreign and ancient gold coins ever assembled The 6 125 coins then val


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    The Paramount Journal: Vol. 5 Issue 2, Summer 1978 (pg. 12)

    6/1/1978 Numismatics Periodicals

    o sized semi postals to be released in each of the four years of the XXI1 Olympiad The series derives its name from the flittering gilded domes and golden damacene gates of the cities ancient cathedrals Issue One Suzdal Bust of Prince Dmitry Pozharsky leader of volunteer army that drove out Polish con querors in 1612 First multicolored set in the 30 stamp series released Dec 30 features Vladimir 12th century Russian capital Suzdal cradle of Russian art and architecture and Ivanovo 400 year old textile center The stamps which feature the names of the Golden Cities in Cyrillic letters in the upper right hand portion were designed by L M Sharov Chief Edition and Expedition of Postal Values Ministry of Communications of the U S S R Issue One Suzdal Ancient coat of arms and a d


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    The Norweb Collection (pg. 203)

    /1987 Numismatics

    marked the closing of an exception ally important numismatic relationship The Norwebs favored the American Numismatic Society in many ways and even af ter their joint resignations maintained close touch with the So ciety and its staff As noted the relationship continues today under the aegis of their son R Henry Norweb Jr The National Numismatic Collection Under the able direction of Vladimir Clain Stefanelli Execu tive Director of the National Numismatic Collection at the Na tional Museum of American History popularly the Smithsonian Institution from 1956 until 1982 and his wife Elvira Clain Stefanelli Executive Director 1982 to date the Smithsonian s numismatic collection grew to become one of the two great in stitutional collections of United States coins During the lon


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    Numismatic Literature (1985) (pg. 289)

    /1985 Numismatics

    90 NUMISMATIC LITERATURE No 114 The forged coins of Sigismund III struck in Zywiec a small Polish town in the Carpathian Mountains early in the seventeenth century by the nobleman Romorowski have reportedly been excavated at the Wawel Cas tle in Cracow They are Crown grossi made of copper with very small addi tions of silver A Mikolajczyk 527 PENTCHEV Vladimir Belezhki kum niakoi bulgarski sred novekovni monetosecheniia Notes concerning certain medieval Bulgarian coins Numizmatika Vol 18 No 1 1984 pp 12 30 illus French summary A new interpretation dating and classification are offered for copper coins of various Bulgarian sovereigns of the twelfth and fourteenth centuries I Youroukova 528 PENTCHEV VLADIMIR Kolektivna monetia nakhodk


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    Numismatic Literature (1972-1973) (pg. 812)

    /1973 Numismatics

    ian history An analysis of the area where Galician coins circulated taken together with written sources revealed the existence of constant forms of credit in Lvov at the end of the 14th century A study of the extremely varied types of Russian half groats under Ladislas Opolsky defined the juridical status of his rule of Galician Russia from 1372 to 1378 Author 575 KOTLIAR N F Klad monet Vladimira Orgerdovicha A hoard of coins of Vladimir Orgerdovich NE Vol 3 1970 pp 88 100 illus A unique hoard of Russo Lithuanian coins of Prince Vladimir Orgerdovich of Kiev 1363 1394 was discovered in the city of Sosnitsa Chernigov region in 1911 The 969 Vladimir coins made it possible to classify five main types two of which are half bracteates hitherto unknown The burial date was set bec


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    Russian Numismatics and Related Areas from the Library of Quentin Archer (pg. 2)

    3/1/2015 [Numismatics Russian]

    1970 Small 4to original orange cloth with white lettering 233 3 pages text illustrations 13 plates of coins Fine 40 Includes articles by Ivochkina on silver in circulation in the Jhurjhen state the Jin state covering northern China and part of modern far east Siberia by Mukhamadiev on clipped Tatar coins in Volga Bolgar at the end of the 14th cen tury by Soboleva on the coins of Vladimir Olgerdovich by Kotlyar on a hoard of coins of Vladimir Olgerdovich by Potin on korabelniks in Russia by Melnikova on the Pskov and Novgorod mints in the mid 17th century and by Spassky on numismatics at the Hermitage Clain Stefanelli 845 4 Akademiia Nauk SSSR HYMMSMATMKA M SHM EPAOMKA Vol XIII 1980 Small 4to original russet cloth with white lettering 142 2 pages text illustrati


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    THE CLAIN-STEFANELLIS AT THE SMITHSONIAN

    01/26/2020

    THE CLAIN STEFANELLIS AT THE SMITHSONIAN http www coinbooks org v23 esylum_v23n04a15 html Last week we published the above photo of National Numismatic Collection curator Elvira Clain Stefanelli and I asked for help identifying others in the photo Editor Edward C Rochette Money Museum Director Douglas Mudd who worked at the NNC at one time writes quot The photo has Vladimir Clain Stefanelli Elvira 39 s husband standing in the background the coins are from the Lilly collection the boxes are what Josiah K Lilly stored his collection in The person seated across from Mrs Stefanelli could be Abe Kosoff The person to her right might be Carl Jaeschke who worked with the Stefanellis at SI for many years Other than Vladimir I am guessing based on who was worki


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    THE CLAIN-STEFANELLIS AT THE SMITHSONIAN

    01/26/2020

    THE CLAIN STEFANELLIS AT THE SMITHSONIAN http www coinbooks org v23 esylum_v23n04a15 html Last week we published the above photo of National Numismatic Collection curator Elvira Clain Stefanelli and I asked for help identifying others in the photo Editor Edward C Rochette Money Museum Director Douglas Mudd who worked at the NNC at one time writes quot The photo has Vladimir Clain Stefanelli Elvira 39 s husband standing in the background the coins are from the Lilly collection the boxes are what Josiah K Lilly stored his collection in The person seated across from Mrs Stefanelli could be Abe Kosoff The person to her right might be Carl Jaeschke who worked with the Stefanellis at SI for many years Other than Vladimir I am guessing based on who was worki


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    THE CLAIN-STEFANELLIS AT THE SMITHSONIAN

    01/26/2020

    THE CLAIN STEFANELLIS AT THE SMITHSONIAN http www coinbooks org v23 esylum_v23n04a15 html Last week we published the above photo of National Numismatic Collection curator Elvira Clain Stefanelli and I asked for help identifying others in the photo Editor Edward C Rochette Money Museum Director Douglas Mudd who worked at the NNC at one time writes quot The photo has Vladimir Clain Stefanelli Elvira 39 s husband standing in the background the coins are from the Lilly collection the boxes are what Josiah K Lilly stored his collection in The person seated across from Mrs Stefanelli could be Abe Kosoff The person to her right might be Carl Jaeschke who worked with the Stefanellis at SI for many years Other than Vladimir I am guessing based on who was worki


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    The Shekel, vol. 25, no. 6 (November-December 1992) (pg. 29)

    /1992

    T I can think of no more fitting conclusion to this eflFort at evaluation of Vladimir Jabotinsky than a story told years ago by a friend of mine and a close collaborator of Jabotinsky s Late in 1937 on a visit to Palestine he met an Engh shman who was the head of a great British enterprise in Palestine who had lived there for many years and was well conversant with Jewish Zionist politics When in the course of the conversation the Englishman learned that my friend was an asso


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    Seaby's Coin and Medal Bulletin: July 1963 (pg. 15)

    7/1/1963 Numismatic Periodicals

    BY M J ANDERSON 229 There have been attempts to assign some or all of the coins with the name of Vladimir to Vladimir IT iVlonomakh 1113 1125 but the composition of the hoards in which the coins have been found together with the similarity in weight between the srebreniki and dirhems which are known to have fallen out of circulation in Russia in the tenth century makes this highly unlikely Svjatopolki Vladimirovich the Accursed 1015 1018 Svjatopolk succeeded to the Kievan throne on his fath


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    Numismatic Notes and Monographs, nos. 50-55 (pg. 441)

    1/1/1932

    70 THE RUSSIAN committee recommended that the statutes of the Orders of Saint Stanislav Saint Vladimir and Saint Anna be compared and revised and that the rank of seniority among these orders be definitely es tablished New statutes of these three orders were thereupon issued on July 22nd 1845 Up to 1845 all classes of the Orders of Saint Stanislav Saint Anna and Saint Vladimir had car ried with them the right of hereditary nobility The statutes of 1845 limited this right to all classes of


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    Elvira Eliza Olinescu Clain-Stefanelli

    (1914 - 2001)

    Elvira Eliza Olinescu Clain Stefanelli Born in Bucharest Rumania Romania Received a degree in history from Franz Josef University in 1936 She moved to Rome in 1939 and came to America in 1951 She spent 14 months in the Buchenwald concentration camp Married to Vladimir Clain Stefanelli December 29 1938 They had one son She assisted her husband at Coin Galleries She joined the Smithsonian staff in 1957 In 1973 she received the Smithsonian gold medal for exceptional service Appointed Executive Director of the National Numismatic Collection of the Smithsonian Institution September 1983 In 1992 she received the ANA Medal of Merit and Farran Zerbe Memorial Aw


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    BOOK REVIEW: CENTRAL ASIAN COINS: 1680-1923

    06/04/2017

    org v20 esylum_v20n23a06 html A new book on pre modern central Asian coins was reviewed on the Zeno ru Oriental Coins Database site by by Dick Nauta of the Netherlands Here 39 s an excerpt Editor CATALOG OF PRE MODERN CENTRAL ASIAN COINS 1680 1923 Janid later period Bukhara Tashkand Shahrisabz Khoqand Khiva Khorezm Republic Dzungar later period Islamic East Turkestan By Vladimir NASTICH and Wolfgang SCHUSTER 8213 Moscow and Vienna 2016 8213 304 pp 8213 above 820 illustrations throughout the text 8213 9 tables and charts 8213 1 map 8213 Bibliography pp 289 8210 298 8213 Russian summary pp 299 304 8213 ISBN 978 3 00 055514 5 Reviewed by Dick Nauta Dieren the Netherlands This work concerns an entirely new Catalog of a field of numismatics tha


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    The Knight (pg. 5)

    1/1/2007 Numismatics; Periodicals; Lithuania

    5 of the Pechat claggcr Greek cross coins minted in Lithuania t y his father King Algirdas Most unfortunately an interpretation of the arabic reverse is not availaf le at this time In the Borishchev hoard G A Kozhovski found a counterfeit Tartar coin similar to the coin above However not having graphics or data on the coin no comments can be made Since 1872 coins with the name Vladimir in Cyrillic and with a mark consisting of crosses on a frame have been attributed Vladimiras Algirdaitis There is no reason to dispute this Difficulties arise in attributing a chronilogical sequence of the coins N F Kotijar studied these coins extensively but clarified little Other coins of Lord Vladimiras are best classified into one of three categories In each category on the obverse


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    Harper's New Monthly Magazine (pg. 313)

    /1867 Numismatics Periodicals

    HARPER S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE cr than wed any other than he I will die The are more numerous than the Christians Wher wear who dearly loved his daughter and knew j ever this is the case the state of the disarmed that Vladimir was a king her equal rejoiced at and disfranchised rajah is most pitiable and her saying and resolved to fulfill her petition open murder incurs freqiientlv and unpunished Jle sent for Vladimir and after he had been So long as the victims are ray ah s the anthori bathed and dressed in royal apparel he was ties take no notice and even if they did the brought before the czar who looked


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    Harper's New Monthly Magazine (pg. 279)

    /1882 Numismatics Periodicals

    262 HARPER S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE Vladimir who had not been in a public office for nothing wrote a line acknow ledging receipt and saying the matter should meet with due consideration And so it did He did not like parting with a third but he had vague fears of a public discussion He felt inclined to write back that he could not recognize the marriage as a legal one but would respect the sentiments of his deceased relative and di


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    Harper's New Monthly Magazine (pg. 283)

    /1882 Numismatics Periodicals

    266 HARPER S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE Petroff In this work he proceeded with coveries non existence of an imaginary singular gentleness and slowness He husband palmed upon the court etc was full two hours effacing that one name The notice of motion was served on Then he heated an iron the size of a wal Anna Petrovna and Vladimir Alex6itch nut and after trying it on other parts of Anna Petrovna declined to move hand or the book ironed down his work so that it foot Vladimir opposed by powerful was no longer visible to the naked eye counsel but the court could not burke an but only to a strong magnifier inquiry supported by such a mass of affi Then with various inks and various davits pens he set to work to imit


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    The Knight (pg. 1)

    1/1/1991 Numismatics; Periodicals; Lithuania

    E KARA By ALEKSANDRAS RADZIUS Recent finds in old Riazan contribute information with regard to the origin and distribution of the long kapa as a medium of exchange Old Riazan is no more than 150 miles south east of Moscow on the banks of the Oka River fifty miles from modern Riazan The recent finds indicate that as late as 1237 the long kapa was not an established medium of exchange in Suzdal Vladimir Moscow region In 1237 Mongols under khan Balu laid siege to old Riazan In nine days they surrounded it with a wooded palisade which not only sealed the city but also gave cover to the Tartar archers and artillery and offered a barrier against a relieving army An artillery bombardment with stones followed for five days On the sixth day the Tartars stormed and took the city three days befor


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    Alaskan Token Collector & Polar Numismatist (pg. 7)

    /2007 Numismatics

    printed certificates from the NA office and a book for recording their use 2 seals shtempel and one stamp lopatka with the company emblem kleimo and various medals gold 1 large silver of first grade 8 silver medium of 2nd grade 110 silver badges znachki large with inscription Allies of Russia Soiuznye Rossii 11 silver badges medium 59 tin badges 28 ribbon of Order of Vladimir wide four arshins 11 vershoks medium 9 arshins 11 vershoks narrow 9 arshins 2 vershoks ribbon for badges taffeta scarlet medium 22 3 4 arshins narrow 52 arshins The office will enter these as income and report the receipt to the Main Office and to me Ed Note This documents that the Allies of Russia medals were shipped to Russian America See the October 1992 issue of ATC PN for m


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    Coin World [01/24/1994] (pg. 7)

    1/24/1994

    ght be overly ambitious So they decided to narrow their focus to just United Slates gold coins Their goal was still ambitious since many dales and varieties in the gold series have known quantities of less than 10 It was especially ambi tious for young collectors living outside of the United States However they had one advan tage that even American coin collectors didn t have The four Vladimir Gamboa Antonio Castagnetti Rene Iriga ray and Luis Roche were liv ing in Venezuela In the late 1950s and early 1960s U S gold coins were still readily available in Venezuela In a recent telephone interview from his home in Caracas Gam boa explained that in the 1920s 1930s and into the 1940s Ameri can oil companies such as Esso Petroleum Chevron and Texaco and even European compan


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    Coin World [03/30/1988] (pg. 51)

    3/30/1988

    first Russian state at Novgorod Within a few decades the Rus had extended their sway to include the tiny city state of Kiev far to the south on the Dnieper River Kiev became the capi tal of the new state which was a ma jor force in Eastern Europe as early as A D 950 Christianity came to Rus as this early state is called in 988 through its close association with the Byzan tine Empire Vladimir I within a few years of that time began a coinage of silver and gold which lasted for a de cade or two The gold was short lived and the silver increasingly debased VLADIMIR I 978 1015 put his family symbol on the reverse of his silver coins There is a strong possibility that the badge which has the appear ance of a trident or thunderbolt relates to Viking mythology ended by 1020 The


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    Coin World [01/29/1975] (pg. 112)

    1/29/1975

    Clain Stefanelli book i spectrum on world monies since the days before coinage graces the cover of Elvira and Vladimir Clain StefaneUi s The Beauty and l ore of Coins Currency and Medals recently released by Biveru ood Publishers Croton on Hudson V Beginning at top center a reader can see I A silver Siamese tiger tongue 2 A bronze medal he plaque Education guiding youth by Victor D Brenner designer of the Lin coln cent 3 A silver three taler of the German duchy of Brunsu ick New Lunebu


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    Coin World [11/13/1974] (pg. 3)

    11/13/1974

    Committees of several presidents and the Coins and Medal Advisory Panel of the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission Her numismatic publications in clude such contributions as Rus sian Gold Coins Italian Coin Engravers since 1800 La Mon naie Tresor d Art and the land mark Select Numismatic Bibliography which have become recognized standard references in their fields Dr Vladimir Clain Stefanelli is an internationally renowned numismatist Educated abroad he holds a doctorate in archeology with special reference to the numismatic aspect Serving since 1956 as a curator of the Division of Numismatics of the Smithsonian Institution the dedicated work of Dr Stefanelli and his wife is reflected by the tenfold increase in the size of the numismatic collection during their c


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    Coin World [08/30/1989] (pg. 74)

    8/30/1989

    an physicist 1991 Sergei Sergeevich Prokofeyev 1891 1953 Russian composer 1991 Nizami Gyanzhevl about lUl about 1209 Azerbajanian poet and thinker 1992 Nikolay Ivanovich Lobachevsky 1792 1856 Russian mathematician 1992 Yanka Kupala Ivan Dominikovich Luzevich 1882 1942 Bylorussian poet 1992 Jakob Kolas Konstantin Nikolayev ich Mizkevich 1882 1956 Bylorussian poet 1993 Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakov sky 1893 1930 Russian poet 1994 Fedor Fedorovich Ushakov 1794 1817 Russian poet 1994 Ilya Ephimovlch Repin 1844 1930 Russian painter 1995 Mikhail Illavonovich Kutuzov 1745 1813 Russian general 1995 Layat Nova Uzutyun Sayadian 1712 95 Armenian poet 1995 Abay Kunanlaev 1845 1904 Ka zakh poet 1996 Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov 1896 1974 Sovie


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    Coin World [07/28/1982] (pg. 44)

    7/28/1982

    Mintage 8 000 Obverse Black Belly sbeep In the center denomination FIFTY DOLLARS below and Inscription around BARBA DOS BLACK BELLY SHEEP Reverse FAO symbol In the center date 16 OCT 1981 below Inscription around BARBA DOS WORLD FOOD DAY Coin was struck In connection with the FAO World Food Day coin program Courtesy Dr Gruber Vaduz Liechten stein BULGARIA The Image of painter Vladimir Dimi trov with brush In hand Inscription on one side 100 YEARS BIRTH ANNIVER SARY OF VLADIMIR DIMITROV to the left Is written THE MASTER Coin was designed by G Chapkanov Coin was struck to commemorate the great Bulgarian artist Vladimir Dimi trov on 100 years of his birth Coins are available from HEMUS 6 Bd Rousky Sofia Bulgaria Mother and child coin costs 10 Dimitrov coin sells


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    Coin World [07/17/1968] (pg. 20)

    7/17/1968

    ne Airs Russian Puzzle The puzzle of which Russian ruler originated the gold and sil ver coins that are often found in hoards in the Kiev area is discussed in an article in the July 1967 issue of Culture and Life an English language Rus sian publication Written by Pavel S h o r i n researcher in the Numismatic department of the State Historical Museum the article discusses the coinage of Vladimir I 978 1015 Yaroslav 0019 1954 SOCIETY CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL NUMISMATISTS Is purely a coin dealers group of professionals who are known and recognized for their long and dedicated services with tested ability In this field of COMMERCIAL NUMISMA TICS who have served this hobby with DIGNITY and HONOR Ths SOCIETY Is unique In the field of PROFESSIONAL NUMISMATISTS It Is a CO OPERATIVE GROUP


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    Coin World [08/29/1973] (pg. 9)

    8/29/1973

    shoi theater was hosting an international ballet competition closed to the general public during our visit The Pushkin Fine Arts Mu seum as its name implies is given over principally to paint ings scuipture i metalwork tapestries friezes mosaics and a host of other art objects in addition to a very fine collec tion of coins and medals The numismatic curator of the Pushkin Museum is Vladimir Golenko a thin intense scholar who is one of the most impor tant numismatists in the Soviet Union We learned that Golenko is the only numismatist in Mos cow empowered by the Soviet government to judge whether a coin must be rated as a needed antiquity and thus not export able or whether it can be rated as not needed for any So viet institution and thus eligible for export Licenses may


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    Coin World [01/02/2012] (pg. 162)

    1/2/2012

    ted pieces Designer Wojciech Pietranik 2012 Fields of Gold Australian Wheat Proof and Uncirculated aluminum bronze 1 9 grams 25 millimeters Mintage limit in two coin sets only see previous listing 25 000 Proof examples 40 000 Uncirculated pieces Designer Wojciech Pietranik 2012 Year of the Dragon Uncirculated aluminum bronze 1 9 grams 25 millimeters Mintage limit Unlimited Designer Vladimir Gottwald 2012 Year of the Dragon Proof 999 fine silver 1 11 66 grams 25 millimeters Mintage limit 10 000 pieces Designer Vladimir Gottwald 2012 Year of the Dragon Proof 9999 fine gold 10 3 1 grams 17 53 millimeters Mintage limit 2 500 pieces Designer Vladimir Gottwald 2012 Kangaroo at Sunset Proof 9999 fine gold 25 6 22 grams 21 69 millimeters Mintage limit 1 000 pieces Designer Wo


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    Coin World [11/08/2010] (pg. 160)

    11/8/2010

    d Rock Wallaby Frosted Uncirculated 999 fine silver 1 31 1 grams 40 millimeters Mintage limit Unlimited Designer Wojciech Pietranik 2011 Kangaroo Allied Rock Wallaby Proof 999 fine silver 1 31 1 grams 40 millimeters Mintage limit 20 000 pieces Designer Wojciech Pietranik 2011 Year of the Rabbit Proof 9999 fine gold 10 3 1 grams 17 53 millimeters Mintage limit 2 500 pieces Designer Vladimir Gottwald 2010 Holy Helpers Saint Catherine Proof 925 fine silver 10 diners 28 28 grams 38 61 millimeters Mintage limit 5 000 pieces Designer Witold Nazarkiewicz Royal Australian Mint 2011 Year of the Rabbit Uncirculated aluminum bronze 1 9 grams 25 millimeters Mintage limit Unlimited Designer Vladimir Gottwald 2011 Year of the Rabbit Proof 999 fine silver 1 11 66 grams 25 millimeters


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    Elvira Eliza Olinescu Clain-Stefanelli

    (1914 - 2001)

    Elvira Eliza Olinescu Clain Stefanelli Born in Bucharest Rumania Romania Received a degree in history from Franz Josef University in 1936 She moved to Rome in 1939 and came to America in 1951 She spent 14 months in the Buchenwald concentration camp Married to Vladimir Clain Stefanelli December 29 1938 They had one son She assisted her husband at Coin Galleries She joined the Smithsonian staff in 1957 In 1973 she received the Smithsonian gold medal for exceptional service Appointed Executive Director of the National Numismatic Collection of the Smithsonian Institution September 1983 In 1992 she received the ANA Medal of Merit and Farran Zerbe Memorial Aw


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    Elvira Eliza Olinescu Clain-Stefanelli

    (1914 - 2001)

    Elvira Eliza Olinescu Clain Stefanelli Born in Bucharest Rumania Romania Received a degree in history from Franz Josef University in 1936 She moved to Rome in 1939 and came to America in 1951 She spent 14 months in the Buchenwald concentration camp Married to Vladimir Clain Stefanelli December 29 1938 They had one son She assisted her husband at Coin Galleries She joined the Smithsonian staff in 1957 In 1973 she received the Smithsonian gold medal for exceptional service Appointed Executive Director of the National Numismatic Collection of the Smithsonian Institution September 1983 In 1992 she received the ANA Medal of Merit and Farran Zerbe Memorial Aw


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    Elvira Eliza Olinescu Clain-Stefanelli

    (1914 - 2001)

    Elvira Eliza Olinescu Clain Stefanelli Born in Bucharest Rumania Romania Received a degree in history from Franz Josef University in 1936 She moved to Rome in 1939 and came to America in 1951 She spent 14 months in the Buchenwald concentration camp Married to Vladimir Clain Stefanelli December 29 1938 They had one son She assisted her husband at Coin Galleries She joined the Smithsonian staff in 1957 In 1973 she received the Smithsonian gold medal for exceptional service Appointed Executive Director of the National Numismatic Collection of the Smithsonian Institution September 1983 In 1992 she received the ANA Medal of Merit and Farran Zerbe Memorial Aw


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    Elvira Eliza Olinescu Clain-Stefanelli

    (1914 - 2001)

    Elvira Eliza Olinescu Clain Stefanelli Born in Bucharest Rumania Romania Received a degree in history from Franz Josef University in 1936 She moved to Rome in 1939 and came to America in 1951 She spent 14 months in the Buchenwald concentration camp Married to Vladimir Clain Stefanelli December 29 1938 They had one son She assisted her husband at Coin Galleries She joined the Smithsonian staff in 1957 In 1973 she received the Smithsonian gold medal for exceptional service Appointed Executive Director of the National Numismatic Collection of the Smithsonian Institution September 1983 In 1992 she received the ANA Medal of Merit and Farran Zerbe Memorial Aw


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    The Numismatist, December 2001 (pg. 111)

    12/1/2001 ANA Numismatist

    gnant Elvira chose to join her husband in the camp She later was released so their child would not be born in prison however after expe riencing the bombings in Berlin she returned to the camp thinking it safer She didn t realize Buchenwald the site of a V 2 rocket factory was a target for Allied bombings The Clain Stefanellis survived three years in the concentration camp after which Vladimir found work in Rome with the numismatic firm Santamaria Elvira helped weigh the firm s ancient coins She recalled that as she took a closer look at individual pieces a new world of marvels unraveled before my eyes The pair arrived in the United States in 1951 and worked in New York for several years for Hesperia Art then later for Stack s Rare Coins In 1956 Vladimir became cu rator of the


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    The Numismatist, January 1995 (pg. 1,692)

    1/1/1995 ANA Numismatist

    war they returned to their home where she spent her youth in the disputed territory between Aus tria and Romania Elvira s father had a modest coin collection but as a child she ex pressed only a small interest in it Twenty years later she met a yoimg man who would affect not only her thinking on the subject but also her entire life by opening the world of numismatics to her His name was Vladimir Clain Stefanelli and in the late 1930s he was doing post graduate work in Rome specializing in ancient coins The years following their marriage in 1939 were especially difficult While they were in Berlin Vladimir s passport was stolen and used by an enemy of the state to escape Germany The consequences were se rious Vladimir was sent to the concentration camp at Buchenwald in 1943 wh


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    The Numismatist, January 1995 (pg. 1,698)

    1/1/1995 ANA Numismatist

    of an entire nation the world s wealthiest nation at that There already was a private museum in New York maintained by the American Numismatic Society which had several times as many coins and considerably more books Clearly the people s Numismatic Collection had far to go But soon things began moving The late 1950s saw the arrival of an extraordinary enterprising pair of numismatists Vladimir and Elvira Clain Stefanelli Co directors of the cabinet until Vladimir s death in 1982 they oversaw the most radical period of growth in the Collection s history from 64 000 coins medals and notes in 1957 to more than 900 000 To a degree this was a result of very generous tax laws con cerning material donations to museums a tax climate that became far less favorable later in the 1980s


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    The Numismatist (pg. 43)

    8/1/1996 ANA Numismatist Numismatics Periodicals Coins Bank notes Tokens

    of an entire nation the world s wealthiest nation at that There already was a private museum in New York maintained by the American Numismatic Society which had several times as many coins and considerably more books Clearly the people s Numismatic Collection had far to go But soon things began moving The late 1950s saw the arrival of an extraordinary enterprising pair of numismatists Vladimir and Elvira Clain Stefanelli Co directors of the cabinet until Vladimir s death in 1982 they oversaw the most radical period of growth in the Collection s history from 64 000 coins medals and notes in 1957 to more than 900 000 To a degree this was a result of very generous tax laws con cerning material donations to museums a tax climate that became far less favorable later in the 1980s


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    The Numismatist (pg. 49)

    8/1/1996 ANA Numismatist Numismatics Periodicals Coins Bank notes Tokens

    war they returned to their home where she spent her youth in the disputed territory between Aus tria and Romania Elvira s father had a modest coin collection but as a child she ex pressed only a small interest in it Twenty years later she met a young man who would affect not only her thinking on the subject but also her entire life by opening the world of numismatics to her His name was Vladimir Clain Stefanelli and in the late 1930s he was doing post graduate work in Rome specializing in ancient coins The years following their marriage in 1939 were especially difficult While they were in Berlin Vladimir s passport was stolen and used by an enemy of the state to escape Germany The consequences were se rious Vladimir was sent to the concentration camp at Buchenwald in 1943 wh


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    Numismatic Literature (1960-1961) (pg. 451)

    /1961 Numismatics

    rly true of the Mitkovka hoard which contained thirteen srebreniks and eight oriental coins now in the National Historical Museum together with pendants and a large number of beads rings bracelets and other objects The coins are arranged in groups on the basis of the system employed by I I Tolstoy and are listed and described under the following head ings Coins with the name of Prince Vladimir coins inscribed Sviatopolk and coins with the name Petr according to Tolstoy Iaroslav type I The terminology used is that of A V Oreshnikov Inasmuch as it con tained Type I coins of Vladimir and others issued by him after the restoration of the mint the find may be dated in the first years of the eleventh century MITCHELL O Monedas acunadas por la ceca de Viena In Asociacion Nu


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    Numismatic Literature (1987) (pg. 271)

    /1987 Numismatics

    who is depicted wearing a chlamys The type is valuable in helping to clarify certain other attributions made during the course of 2 papers presented on die subject at die 10th INC See also NL 115 301 and NL 116 p 153 Author 361 OIKONOMEDES NICOLAS A Collodion of Dated Byzantmt Load Soak Washington DC Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1986 175 pp illus 362 PENTCHEV Vladimir TMsor de mommies byzantines en cuivre XIII s de Hherentcha region de Choumen Numismatic Vol 20 Na 4 1966 pp 40 46 illus In Bulgarian French summary The author studies a small hoard of 14 copper scyphates 4 of John II Ducas Vatatzes struck in Magnesia 9 of Theodore II Ducas La scans strode in Magnesia and 1 of Mkhad VIII Fdaeologus struck in Constantinople Joidaaka Ynmmkooa


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    Numismatic Literature (1998) (pg. 295)

    /1998 Numismatics

    H AMERICA 740 BELTRAN A Noteas sobre la circulacidn monetaria y las piezas de necesidad de Cuba Numisma 238 1996 pp 279 88 741 CASTAN C Aportacidn al estudio de la Casa de la Moneda de Potosf pleito del Marques de Escalona s XVI GacNum 128 1998 pp 21 43 742 COSTILHES ALAIN Brazilian Gold Bars R G Doty and T Hackens ed Italiam Fato Profugi Numismatic Studies Dedicated to Vladimir and Elvira Eliza Clain Stefanelli Louvain la Neuve 1996 pp 97 108 illus 743 CROSS LECANDA DE TORRES ANNA MARIA Mexicos sus monedas en su historia R G Doty and T Hackens ed Italiam Fato Profugi Numismatic Studies Dedicated to Vladimir and Elvira Eliza Clain Stefanelli Louvain la Neuve 1996 pp 109 12 illus 744 DYM K A Un cuartillo de Felipe IV de la Casa de Potosf GacNum 127 1


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    Numismatic Literature (1993) (pg. 55)

    /1993 Numismatics

    I and his son Romanus II 945 959 and 3 histamena of Nicephorus II Phocas and Basil II 963 969 in the village of Chrissi 18 km north east from Edessa in 1935 is very important for Northern Greece Such hoards are very rare Most of the coins bear graffiti The year 971 is proposed as the burial date when the Bulgarians occupied for a short time the fortress of Moglena Author 234 PENTCHEV Vladimir TrSsor de monnaies byzantines de cuivre de la second moiti6 du 7e s d6couvert k Nessebar Numismatica Vol 25 No 3 4 1991 Illus French summary The object of this article is 8 Byzantine coins made pardy of copper and part of a scattered hoard discovered at Messambrie The coins are as follows there are 6 Constance II 40 nummi coins 1 Constantine IV 10 nummi coin and 1 Justinien II 20 nu


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    Numismatic Literature (1999) (pg. 261)

    /1999 Numismatics

    70 NUMISMATIC LITERATURE Vol 142 Centuries 130 years since the establishment of the modem Romanian monetary system Bucharest Editura Enciclopedicd 1997 pp 97 182 434 PENTCHEV Vladimir Kolektivna nahodka s bilonovi skifati ot sredata na XII v A hoard of billon Byzantine scyphates from the middle of the 12 th century Numismatica et Sphraguistika 4 1995 97 pp 115 26 illus 435 PENTCHEV VLADIMIR Dve vizantijski perpepi ot fonda na IM Vidin Two Byzantine hyperpyra from the collection of the Museum of History in Vidin Numismatica et Sphraguistika 5 no 1 1998 publ 1


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    Numismatic Literature (1974) (pg. 161)

    /1974 Numismatics

    nly as a complement to foreign coinage mainly Saxon pennit After a transitional phase in the reign of Boleslav Krzywousty 1102 1138 can the reigns of Ladislas II 1138 1146 and Boleslav Kfdzierzawy 1146 117 when coin types were changed every year and Polish deniers were essentially tl only series in circulation Marta Mfdewsk 635 SVERDLOV M B Izobrazhenie kniazheskikh regalil na monetak Vladimira Svlatoslavicha The depiction of princely regalia on coins Vladimir Sviatoslavich VID Vol 4 1972 pp 151 159 Russian coin dies of the turn of the 11th century show the regalia of the grar prince with the greatest possible precision As details are compared with those the Byzantine emperors on numismatic and artistic materials of the 10th and Hi centuries Vladimir s crown scepter and


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    Select Numismatic Books for Sale at Fixed Prices (pg. 16)

    2/1/2016 Numismatics

    n Vladimir Clain Stefanelli s Early Work on Callatis Clain Stefanelli Vladimir EARLY WRITINGS ON THE COINAGE OF CALLATIS Includes A photocopy of his 1938 doctoral thesis Monete inedite din Callatis cu o contribute la teoria contramarcarii monetelor antica Cernauti de Clain Valdemar Universitatea Cernauti with photocopied au thorial annotations ii xvi 43 pages 4 pages of illustrations An origi


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    Heraldic Art Medals (pg. 25)

    /2016 Numismatics

    Robert T McNamara Aside His Collecting Interests Collecting Interests cont C He then began to collect Greek coins and was especially fond of those that were artistic By 1960 he had a nice collection and was offered 50 000 for this collection by Dr Vladimir Stefanelli a coin dealer and later the first curator at the Smithsonian for numismatics This was quite a sum at that time Dr Vladimir Clain Stefanelli who joined the staff of the Smithsonian Institution in 1956 is credited with having made the collections for which he was responsible among the most important in the world with a focus on Greek coins He sold his collection to Dr Stefanelli


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    Harper's Weekly (pg. 303)

    1/1/1914 Numismatics; Periodicals

    ge of the Russians from which to draw our inspiration This indescribably beau tiful Russian sacred music springs from the same fount of inspiration the heart and soul of the people as the folk songs upon which the secular composers of the nation have founded their most char acteristic and therefore most successful works In the year 991 the Patriarch of Con stantinople sent to Prince Vladimir of Kieff when the latter adopted Christian ity as the State religion a band of Church singers of Slavonic extraction At the same time the Greek Princess Anna the bride of Prince Vladimir brought with her a complete Church choir in which were also Greek singers Thus Russian Church music in its origin was directly dependent on the one hand upon the singing of the Slavonic Church and on


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    Fixed Price List No. 57 (pg. 75)

    /1955 Numismatics; Fixed Price Lists

    d sash of a Grand Cross in silver gilt and enamel 60 00 90 00 RUSSIA The Order of Saint George The Cross of a Knight in gold and enamel The Order of St George can be considered the most distinguished of all the Military Orders of Knighthood This specimen is in perfect condition and dates from about 1815 We have never seen a better example of the cross of this rare Order r The Order of Saint Vladimir The Star Badge and Sash of the Giand Cross of the Order in silver gold and enamel The Badge is in black enamel It is superb The Star is of more modern workmanship A fine and rare Order The Order of Saint Vladimir The Badge of a Knight with swords in gold and enamel Rare Another but without swords A choice early piece Another with 25 Years in gold on the arms of the cross The Order of


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