Coin from Cyrene Showing Silphium Plant

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 24 October 2016

Many Greek coins showed images of local products. Cyrene was famous for the export of the now-extinct silphium plant. Silver tetradrachm coin. From Cyrene, modern-day Libya. 435-375 BCE. (The British Museum, London).

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About the Author

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 24). Coin from Cyrene Showing Silphium Plant. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5893/coin-from-cyrene-showing-silphium-plant/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Coin from Cyrene Showing Silphium Plant." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 24, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5893/coin-from-cyrene-showing-silphium-plant/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Coin from Cyrene Showing Silphium Plant." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 24 Oct 2016. Web. 03 Feb 2023.

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