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Silver tetradrachm from Knossos, Crete, 2nd or 1st century BCE. O: Head of Zeus. R: Labyrinth.
Silver drachm from Delos, Cyclades, late 6th century BCE. O: Lyre (R: incuse square).
Sixth of a stater in electrum from either Ionia or Lydia, 630-600 BCE. O: Non-type. R: Two incuse squares.
A third of a stater in electrum from either Ionia or Lydia, ca 600 BCE. O: Geometric motif. (R: Incuse oblong).
Silver stater from Elis, 340 BCE. O: Head of Hera. R: Eagle.
Silver tetradrachm from Epirus, reign of Pyrrhus, 295-272 BCE. O: Head of Zeus Dodonaios. R: Dione on a throne.
Silver tetradrachm from Eretria, Euboea, c. 485 BCE. O: Cow. R: Octopus in incuse square.
published on 21 February 2013
A gold solidus from Antioch depicting Emperor Julian, 361-363 CE. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York).
Silver stater from Leucas, 330-250 BCE. O: Pegasus. R: Head of Athena.
Numismatics the study of coinage, and is a wonderfully useful tool in the archaeologist’s and historian’s toolbox. One of the best things for an archaeologist to find while digging is a coin. The reason is simple; it can instantly provide some date for the layer they are digging. Additionally, coins provide information for trade, economy, social organisation... [continue reading]