Greek Silver Coins

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Illustration

Mark Cartwright
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published on 14 July 2016
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Top row (L to R):
Poseidonia (520 BCE) - Silver stater, Poseidon with trident.
Corinth (525-500 BCE) - Silver stater, incuse square of swastika design.
Syracuse (c. 400 BCE) - Silver decadrachm, quadriga with Nike crowning a charioteer.

Bottom row (L to R):
Metapontum (520 BCE) - Silver stater, ear of wheat.
Selinus (c. 530 BCE) - Silver didrachm, celery leaf.
Aegina (4th century BCE) - Silver stater, tortoise

(Alpha Bank Numismatics Museum, Kerkyra, Corfu)

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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. (2016, July 14). Greek Silver Coins. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5308/greek-silver-coins/

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Cartwright, Mark. "Greek Silver Coins." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 14, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5308/greek-silver-coins/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Greek Silver Coins." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 14 Jul 2016. Web. 27 Jul 2021.