Coin from Zancle with a Pun

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 24 October 2016

Some Greek cities used images for their names, so "readers" did not have to be literate. Zancle, a city founded by Greek colonists in Sicily, incorporated the sickle-shaped harbor (sickle=zanklon). Silver third stater coin, circa 500 BCE. From Zancle, Sicily. Donated by Mrs. J. Lloyd in memory of Dr. A. H. and M. E. H. Lloyd. (The British Museum, London).



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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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