Coin from Melos

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 26 October 2016
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Some Greek cities used images for their names, so "readers" did not have to be literate. In Melos, an apple (mēlon) was used. Silver stater coin, circa 450 BCE. From Melos, Greece. (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, October 26). Coin from Melos. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5889/coin-from-melos/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Coin from Melos." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 26, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5889/coin-from-melos/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Coin from Melos." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 26 Oct 2016. Web. 15 Jul 2024.

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