Ancient Greek Coins

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Mark Cartwright
published on 14 July 2016
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Top row (L to R):
Thera (c. 500 BCE) - Silver stater, two dolphins.
Delos (6th century BCE) - Silver drachm, lyre.
Siphnos (540-500 BCE) - Silver stater, eagle.

(Alpha Bank Numismatics Museum, Kerkyra, Corfu)

Bottom row (L to R):
Gela (5th century BCE) - Man-headed bull.
Kos (5th century BCE) - Silver tridrachm, discus thrower and tripod
Abdera (unknown date) - silver, griffin

(Numismatics 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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