..."we question why it is necessary to extend this MOU, when the real jeopardy to Italy's cultural patrimony seems to come from poor stewardship by the Italian State..." Read full document here: ACCG_11-page_comments_objecting_to_ACCG proposal_to_extend_US-Italy_MOU_7_6_2020.pdf
The Ancient Coin Collectors Guild1 ("ACCG") joins the numismatic trade in questioning the wisdom of Libya's request. It should be tabled pending receipt of further information or, at most, "emergency" restrictions should be promulgated that are limited to site specific material from Libya's endangered World Heritage Sites: (1) Kyrene; (2) Leptis Magna; (3) Sabratha; (4) Tadrat Acacus; and (5) Ghademes. (See Libya's five World Heritage sites put on List of World Heritage in Danger, (UNESCO) (July 14, 2017), available at http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/1523/ (last visited July 7, 2017).)... Read full document here: ACCG Submission.pdf
Although some archaeological blogs on the internet have mistakenly suggested otherwise, the ACCG does not oppose nor lobby against the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act—and is not opposing an MOU with the Arab Republic of Egypt. This misunderstanding may be innocent enough in some cases, but is clearly a malicious distortion in others... Read full document here: ACCG-EgyptMOU.pdf
In 2007, the ACCG assembled and provided to CPAC for its consideration an analysis of ancient Cypriot coins found in documented hoards outside of the boundaries of the modern Republic of Cyprus—uncontestable evidence that these coins circulated widely during antiquity and since. One member of the committee opined that this evidence, attached again here, was a deciding factor in the committee’s recommendation to exempt ancient coins from the provisions of the MOU under consideration... Read the full document here: ACCG-CPAC-Cyprus-2012.pdf
This constitutes our sixth formal comment, in as many years, on a request for import restrictions under authority of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act (CPIA). It is probably fair to say that the position of the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild is by now well known... Read the full document here: ACCGcomment-GreeceMOU.pdf
For the past decade, American collectors, independent numismatic scholars and representatives of the numismatic trade have argued before this committee the merits of unrestricted access to the worldwide market for coins from the ancient world. Every conceivable argument has been made, and remade... Read the full document here: ACCG-ItalyCPACcomment.pdf
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