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Of the many traditions inherited from the ancient Greeks, one of the most successful has been the use of coined metal as money. Coins first appeared in the region of Lydia (western Turkey) in the late seventh century B.C. and gradually spread throughout the Greek world. Coin designs show the badges of city-states, the portraits of rulers, Greek gods, myths, and objects of daily life. Carved by Greek craftsmen, some of the designs are works of art, miniature masterpieces of sculpture. Coins were circulated in trade, used as ...

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Greek Coins 1995, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292711846

UNIV OF TEXAS PR edition

Trade paperback

Greek Coins 1995, British Museum Press, London

ISBN-13: 9780714122106

Hardcover