CONA January 2019 Newsletter

January Meeting

When: 7 p.m., January 16,2019
Oakstone Academy: 939 State St. Westerville, Ohio 43081
Topic: : Hellenistic Kingdom of Cappadocia
Speaker: John

January Presentation

On the Crossroad: The Hellenistic Kingdom of Cappadocia:

A Brief History as Seen Through Its Royal Coinage

Cappadocia was created as a Persian satrapy by the Achaemenids during their conquest of Anatolia. Cappadocia’s sparsely populated lands were purposely populated by Iranian peoples between the mid-sixth century BC and Alexander the Great’s conquest of Persia in the mid-fourth century BC to provide a buffer between the Persian heartland and the Greek city-states bordering the Aegean Sea. Cappadocia became a crossroad between the Persian world of the East and the Hellenistic world of the Mediterranean. Both influences would be seen in Cappadocia’s coinage once the satrapy became a kingdom in its own right soon after Alexander’s death in 323 BC. Cappadocia’s history was turbulent, and its coins interesting, with some being remarkably beautiful. —John

Best Christmas Party Ever!

The Christmas banquet was probably our best ever. Great food, great company and the silver flowed like water.

Just inside the banquet-room door, Lexa, banquet chair; Denny and Joan sat
at a table piled high with wrapped presents and greeted members as they arrived.
Work began several months earlier when Steve negotiated the catering contract and ended just before the banquet with Lexa, Denny and Joan wrapping gifts as door prizes.

John set the tone with his invocation that reminded all of us how blessed we are to be members of a club that is so welcoming and accepting. Lexa said a record 67 people attended.

President Spence presented this year’s awards:

  • Best Presentation – James, for his talk on type set albums and collecting
  • Star Performance award – Harold, for keeping us straight with the IRS and other help
  • President’s Award – Bruce, our historian

Spence also gave Oakstone Academy, our meeting place, scholarship money and Cheryl, a life-member plaque.

The evening ended with the awarding of wrapped door prizes

By: Gerry Tebben

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