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July 24    Scripture

Ancient Greece: Coins


A Drachm of Larissa, Thessaly, 400-370 B.C. Greek & Other Ancient Coins [Illyria and Central Greece] [Coin Collecting]
http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/thessaly/larissa/Lorber_62@2a.1.jpg


Ancient Coinage of Cilicia, Tarsos Greek & Other Ancient Coins [Greece] [Coin Collecting]
http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/cilicia/tarsos/


Ancient Coinage of Corinth Corinth, a great city-state of Southern Greece. Greek & Other Ancient Coins [Greece] [Coin Collecting]
http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/corinth/


Ancient Coinage of Ionia, Teos Griffin seated and many others [Ancient Coins] [Greece] [Mythology]
http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/ionia/teos/


Ancient Coinage of Rhodes Rhodes, an island just off the coast of Caria, in the eastern Aegean Sea. [Coins] [Ancient Greece]]
http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/rhodes/


Ancient Greek & Roman Coins An Educational Site on Roman Coins, Greek Coins and other Ancient Coins. [Greece] [Coin Collecting]
http://dougsmith.ancients.info/


Ancient Greek & Roman Coins - Overview for Beginners Recommended reading for those who might be interested in collecting ancient coins [Rome] [Coin] [Greece]
http://dougsmith.ancients.info/begin.html


Athens, Attica Ancient Coinage of Attica, Athens. Athens, in Attica, on the Saronic Gulf in southern Greece. Greek & Other Ancient Coins [Greece] [Coin Collecting]
http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/attica/athens/


Bearers of Meaning Ancient and Byzantine Coins Carol Lawton et al Lawrence Univ. [Greece] [Images and Art Collections]
http://www.lawrence.edu/dept/art/buerger/intro/contents.html


Coin of Alexander Alexander III, The Great, 336-323 B.C.. Coin, Tetradrachm, silver, Alexander III (The Great 336-323), Ake Mint, Phoenicia, Ancient Greek, Macedonia, 336-323 BC or posthumous. Silver disc, with designs in relief on both sides. Obverse: head of Herakles right with lionskin cap in a circle of dots, countermarks on face. Reverse: Zeus seated on throne left, with eagle in right hand and sceptre in left hand. Greek inscription "coin of Alexander" in field right, Phoenician legend "Ake" and "year 22" in field left. All in a circle of dots. Greek & Other Ancient Coins [Greece] [Coin Collecting]
http://www.dhub.org/object/299621,alexander


Coin of Gorgon 525-500 B.C [Ancient Coins] [Greece] [Mythology]
http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/sg/sg3920.html


Coin of Philip III, 323-317 B.C. Ancient Coinage of Macedonia, Kings, Philip III. Philip III Arrhidaeus, half-brother of Alexander the Great, and King of Macedonia 323-317 BC. [Ancient Coins] [Greece]
http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/macedonia/kings/philip_III/


Coin of the Griffin Springing 410-386 B.C Herophanes. Griffin springing l. Rv. Hd. of Hermes l. wearing petasus tied under chin [Ancient Coins] [Greece] [Mythology]
http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/sg/sg1048.html


Coinage in Ancient Greece Economy (Univ. Penn.)
http://www.museum.upenn.edu/Greek_World/coinage.html


Coinage Technique in Ancient Greece Economy (Univ. Penn.)
http://www.museum.upenn.edu/Greek_World/technique.html


Coinage Types in Ancient Greece Economy (Univ. Penn.)
http://www.museum.upenn.edu/Greek_World/types.html


Coins of Cyprus, Paphos Ancient Coinage of Cyprus, Paphos [Ancient Coins] [Greece]
http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/cyprus/paphos/


Coins of the Macedonian Kingdom Forum Ancient Coins [Greece] [Coin Collecting]
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-AND-greek-coins.asp?vpar=552&pos=0


Gold Coin of Philip III, 323-317 B.C. Macedonian Kings. Front: Helmeted head of Athena. Reverse: Nike std. hld. mast and wreath; monogram and torch [Ancient Coins] [Greece]
http://www.newworldtreasures.com/alexander.htm


Greek & Roman cast coins "Cast", to a collector of ancient coins, generally means "fake". Almost all genuine ancient coins were struck from dies. Counterfeiters often make a mold from a genuine coin and cast replicas. The practice is almost as old as the real coins and continues today as a way of fooling the foolish tourist and collector. This week`s Feature shows a few exceptions to the rule: Genuine ancient coins that were produced by casting rather than striking. Greek & Other Ancient Coins [Greece] [Coin Collecting]
http://www.ancientcoins.biz/pages/fakes/


Greek Bronze Coins An Overview for Beginners A recurring theme of this site is that it is possible to enjoy the hobby of collecting ancient coins without spending thousands of dollars to purchase each piece. This page examines the underappreciated area of Greek bronze coins. Produced by the same mints as the more popular silver, these coins provided small change for day to day transactions and are often quite attractive in their own way. Production deadlines, long periods of circulation and increased susceptibility of bronze to corrosion often make bronze coins available in low grade at low prices. Conversely, really excellent condition bronzes are rare and sell for high premiums.... [Greece][Coin Collecting]
http://dougsmith.ancients.info/gbr.html


Greek Bronze Coins Overview for beginners History for Kids. Greek & Other Ancient Coins [Greece] [Coin Collecting]
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/greeks/economy/coins.htm


Greek Coins Lots of Greek & Other Ancient Coins [Greece] [Coin Collecting]
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?vpar=54&pos=0


Greek Fractional Silver Coins Most popular among collectors of ancient coins are the Greek silver issues of the Classical period (5th and 4th centuries BC). Among these issues are the most beautiful coins ever produced. Greek & Other Ancient Coins [Greece] [Coin Collecting]
http://dougsmith.ancients.info/tiny.html


Greek Imperial Coins An Overview for Beginners Good overview for beginners with many excellent photos.[Greece][Coin Collecting]
http://dougsmith.ancients.info/gi.html


Helios, Rhodes. Obverse and reverse [Coins] [Ancient Greece]]
http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/rhodes/i.html


Istros Two heads, one inverted Greek & Other Ancient Coins [Greece] [Coin Collecting]
http://dougsmith.ancients.info/feac64ist.html


Medusa (Thematic) Greek & Roman depictions Numismatists most often refer to the snaky figure that appears on these coins using the words Gorgon (or the Gorgon), Gorgoneion, or Gorgo, but they sometimes use the name Medusa (the Greek spelling is Medousa), who was one of the three mythological Gorgon sisters, the others being Stheno and Euryale. Greek & Other Ancient Coins [Greece] [Coin Collecting]
http://rg.ancients.info/medusa/coins.html


Silver Tetradracham 324 BC Economy (Univ. Penn.)
http://www.bible-history.com/images2/silver_tetradracham_324bc.gif


Silver Tetradrachm of Athens British Museum. Greek, around 480 BC. From Athens, Greece. The two designs on the Athenian coins both allude to the patronage of the city by the goddess Athena. On the obverse (front) of the coin is the head of the goddess herself, and on the reverse is the bird of Athena, the owl. These designs remained unchanged on Athenian coinage for over three hundred years, and the 'owls' of Athens became familiar coins throughout the Greek world. [Greece] [Coin Collecting]
http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/cm/s/silver_tetradrachm_of_athens.aspx


silver Tetradrachm of Athens (reverse) A new style silver Tetradrachm of Athens, struck circa 137-110 BC, the obverse showing the helmeted head of Athena and the reverse the Owl, standing on an Amphora with legend, all within wreath. This is a Very Fine example with extremely high relief on the reverse. [Greece] [Coin Collecting]
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Silver_tetradrachm_Athens_new_style_reverse.jpg


Taras, the Boy on a Dolphin - A popular Greek silver coin The entire Mediterranean was a Greek sea and colonies spread Greek civilization to each of its corners. One particularly successful colony was founded by refugees from Sparta at Taras (also called Tarentum - modern Taranto) in the South of Italy. The commercial success of Taras, added to the necessity to pay mercenary soldiers for the city`s defence, resulted in the production of millions of silver didrachms during the last two centuries before Rome destroyed Taras (c. 207 BC). Greek & Other Ancient Coins [Greece] [Coin Collecting]
http://dougsmith.ancients.info/feac50tar.html


The Olympian Gods: Images and Texts Aphrodite, Apollo, Ares, Artemis, Athene, Demeter, Dionysos, Hades, Hephaistos, Hera, Hermes, Hestia, Persephone, Poseidon, Zeus,
http://web.uvic.ca/grs/department_files/classical_myth/gods.html


The Tribute Penny Tiberius Coin. Jesus, referring to a "penny" asked, "Whose is this image and superscription?" When told it was Caesar, He said, ''Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's and unto God the things that are God's" (Matthew 22:20-21). Greek & Other Ancient Coins [Greece] [Coin Collecting]
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?vpar=807


Thrace An overview of the region Thrace (including modern Bulgaria and parts of Greece and Turkey) was a wild region to the north of Greece and Macedonia inhabited by a number of different tribes. Greek colonies were established along the coasts of the Aegean, the Propontis and the Black Sea. Local silver resources and trade with the Greeks resulted in a thriving economy for some of the inland tribes. Coins were issued early in the archaic period of the 6th century BC. For the most part coins attributed to the tribes are scarce but many issues of the Greek colonies in Thrace are easily available to collectors. Greek & Other Ancient Coins [Greece] [Coin Collecting]
http://dougsmith.ancients.info/thrace.html


Widow's Mites - Biblical coin Mark 12:42-44 and Luke 21:2-4 tell the story of the Widow who gave all she had, two "mites". A number of tiny copper coins circulated in Judaea during the time of Christ so there is no way to establish any particular design as "the" Widow`s Mite. The coins were produced in vast quantities through the first century BC and first century AD. The quality of workmanship employed in the production of these coins varied from rushed to misreable. It is rather unusual to find a single coin that shows all of the legends and design on both sides. Sizes of individual specimens also vary greatly (some were halves of the whole `prutah` which itself was worth half of a Roman quadrans, the smallest denomination then being produced at Rome). Whatever the exact coins, the gift of the Widow was certainly a small amount of money. Greek & Other Ancient Coins [Greece] [Coin Collecting]
http://dougsmith.ancients.info/feac47wid.html


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