Ancient Greek Silver coins

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Mark Cartwright
published on 14 July 2016
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Top row (L to R):
- Silver drachm from Corcyra (Corfu), 229-48 BCE. O: Head of Dione. R: Pegasus.
- Silver didrachm from Rhodes, Caria, 304-166 BCE. O: Head of Helios. R: Rose.
- Silver stater from Calymna, Caria, 600-550 BCE. O: Male head in crested helmet. R: Lyre in incuse square.

Bottom row (L to R):
- Macedonian silver tetradrachm from the reign of Philip II, 359-336 BCE. O: Head of Zeus. R: Horseman carrying a palm branch.
- Silver third of a stater from Zacynthos, 500-456 BCE. O: Amphora. R: Tripod.
- Silver tetradrachm from Epirus, reign of Pyrrhus, 295-272 BCE. O: Head of Zeus Dodonaios. R: Dione on a throne.

(Alpha Bank Numismatics Museum, Kerkyra, Corfu)

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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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