Coins Depicting a Persian Satrap

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 20 October 2016

In the Persian Empire, some regional governors (satraps) were authorized to issue coins for military purposes. They combine Persian and Greek imagery, showing a strap's head and a local reverse image. These are some of the earliest coin portraits. Two silver stater coins, Cyzicus, under Pharnabazus. Circa 395-394 BCE. From Western Asia Minor, modern-day Turkey. (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 20). Coins Depicting a Persian Satrap. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5896/coins-depicting-a-persian-satrap/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Coins Depicting a Persian Satrap." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 20, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5896/coins-depicting-a-persian-satrap/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Coins Depicting a Persian Satrap." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 20 Oct 2016. Web. 04 Feb 2023.

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