Greek Clay Passport Tokens

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 28 March 2015
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Clay tokens probably used as passports by travellers or messengers reporting between military headquarters. Belonging to Xenokles, a border commander, 4th century BCE. (Agora Museum, Athens)

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2015, March 28). Greek Clay Passport Tokens. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3748/greek-clay-passport-tokens/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Greek Clay Passport Tokens." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 28, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3748/greek-clay-passport-tokens/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Greek Clay Passport Tokens." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 28 Mar 2015. Web. 23 Jul 2021.