Coin from Cyrene Showing Silphium Plant

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 24 October 2016

Many Greek coins showed images of local products. Cyrene was famous for the export of the now-extinct silphium plant. Silver tetradrachm coin. From Cyrene, modern-day Libya. 435-375 BCE. (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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