Silver Tetradrachm Coin of Ptolemy III Euergetes II

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 02 November 2016
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Both coins were minted in Alexandria, modern-day Egypt. The left coin was minted in 137-136 BCE while the right one in 133-132 BCE. In ancient Egypt, many transactions were made in metal, measured using certain weights. Once coinage was introduced, a Greek system was combined with the Egyptian one. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, November 02). Silver Tetradrachm Coin of Ptolemy III Euergetes II. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5874/silver-tetradrachm-coin-of-ptolemy-iii-euergetes-i/

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