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Mark Cartwright
published on 14 July 2016

Top row (L to R):
Cos (300-190 BCE) Silver tetradrachm, crab.
Syracuse (c. 400 BCE) - Silver decadrachm, head of Arethousa with dolphins.
Macedon (306-283 BCE) - Silver tetradrachm, Poseidon with trident.

Bottom row (L to R):
Euboea (c. 485 BCE) - Silver tetradrachm, octopus in incuse square.
Knossos (2nd-1st century BCE) - Silver tetradrachm, labyrinth.
Corinth (386-307 BCE) - Silver stater, Pegasus.

(Alpha Bank Numismatics Collection, Kerkyra, Corfu)

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a full-time author, researcher, historian, and editor. Special interests include art, architecture, and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the WHE Publishing Director.

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