Coins from Macedonia and Sogdia Copying Alexander's Coinage

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 31 October 2016

The State of Sogdia was conquered by the army of Alexander the Great in 327 BCE. The early coins from Sogdia copy the coins of Alexander's Empire, telling us that they were issued after the conquest. Comparisons like this allow ancient coins to be placed in order, relative to each other.
3. Silver coins minted in Macedonia, Greece, during or after the reign of Alexander the Great.
4. Silver coins minted Sogdia (modern-day Uzbekistan and Tajikistan) after Alexander's conquest.
Circa 325-15 BCE. (The British Museum, London).



About the Author

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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