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2,100 year old Greek coin offers insights into rare astronomical event

2,100 year old Greek coin offers insights into rare astronomical event

     SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos VIII Epiphanes (Grypos). 121/0-97/6 BC. AR Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.09 g, 12h). Sidon mint. Dated SE 197 (116/5 BC). Diademed head right / Zeus Ouranios standing left; ΣIΔΩ/IEP/A and two monograms; I(retrograde P)P (date) in exergue; all within wreath. SC 2330.2; HGC 9, 1197g. VF, toned, minor roughness http://www.cngcoins.com/ 2,100 year old Greek coin […]

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The oldest coin in the world

The oldest coin in the world

The heritage of ancient coins is a subject that intrigues and delights collectors and scholars the world over. The oldest coin available today was discovered in Efesos, an ancient Hellenic city and prosperous trading center on the coast of Asia Minor. The 1/6 stater, pictured below, is more than 2,700 years old, making it one of the very earliest coins. […]

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