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Numismatics
Definition by Jenni Irving

Numismatics

Numismatics the study of coinage, and is a wonderfully useful tool in the archaeologist's and historian's toolbox. One of the best things for an archaeologist to find while digging is a coin. The reason is simple; it can instantly provide...
Coinage
Definition by Jan van der Crabben

Coinage

Coins were introduced as a method of payment around the 6th or 5th century BCE. The invention of coins is still shrouded in mystery: According to Herdotous (I, 94), coins were first minted by the Lydians, while Aristotle claims that the first...
Ancient Greek Coinage
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Ancient Greek Coinage

The coinage of ancient Greece has given us some of the most recognisable images from antiquity as they were stamped with designs to proudly declare the identity of the city which minted them and guarantee their value. One of the great archaeological...
Ancient Korean Coinage
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Ancient Korean Coinage

The coinage of ancient Korea (pre-13th century CE) first employed Chinese coins, known locally as the oshuchon. Korean rulers began minting their own metal coins from the late 10th century CE, first in copper and iron, and later in bronze...
Carthaginian Coinage
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Carthaginian Coinage

The coinage of Carthage was first minted from the 5th century BCE. Initially adopting the drachma, the Carthaginians later minted silver shekel coins. Designs were instantly recognisable, as intended, and included famous figures such as Hannibal...
Alain Bresson | Coinage: The Greek Way of Handling Money
Video by The Oriental Institute

Alain Bresson | Coinage: The Greek Way of Handling Money

Money Matters: The Development of Money through the Ancient World. A four-part series that traces the development of economic systems in the ancient world and explore how money as a financial instrument has evolved over the millennia...
Monetary Networks in Graeco-Roman Antiquity
Video by The Oriental Institute

Monetary Networks in Graeco-Roman Antiquity

Money Matters: The Development of Money through the Ancient World. A four-part series that traces the development of economic systems in the ancient world and explore how money as a financial instrument has evolved over the millennia...
Romulus and Remus: a History of a Nation in Coins
Video by Ancient History Encyclopedia

Romulus and Remus: a History of a Nation in Coins

This latest AHE video takes a look at how the Roman people represented the myth of Romulus and Remus on their coinage. Spanning in time from 269 BCE- 248 CE. Ancient History Encyclopedia www.ancient.eu
Ancient Greek Coins
Image by Mark Cartwright

Ancient Greek Coins

Top row (L to R): Thera (c. 500 BCE) - Silver stater, two dolphins. Delos (6th century BCE) - Silver drachm, lyre. Siphnos (540-500 BCE) - Silver stater, eagle. (Alpha Bank Numismatics Museum, Kerkyra, Corfu) Bottom row (L to R...
Greek Coins
Image by Mark Cartwright

Greek Coins

Top row (L to R): Cos (300-190 BCE) Silver tetradrachm, crab. Syracuse (c. 400 BCE) - Silver decadrachm, head of Arethousa with dolphins. Macedon (306-283 BCE) - Silver tetradrachm, Poseidon with trident. Bottom row (L to R): Euboea...