Ancient History Encyclopedia has a new name!

We are now World History Encyclopedia to better reflect the breadth of our non-profit organization's mission. Learn More

Search Results

Search

Silver Didrachm Campania
Image by Mark Cartwright

Silver Didrachm Campania

A silver didrachm from the mint of Campania. The design shows a bull with a human head, 325-241 BCE. (Archaeological Museum of Como, Italy)
Silver Coin of the Parthian King of Kings Farhad IV
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Silver Coin of the Parthian King of Kings Farhad IV

This coin (obverse) shows "King of the Kings" Farhad (Phraates) IV, reigned 38-2 BCE, in the presence of a goddess holding a horn of plenty (cornucopia); reverse, not shown. On Parthian coins, goddesses often present the king with a variety...
Silver Plaque from Ancient Egypt
Image by James Blake Wiener

Silver Plaque from Ancient Egypt

This ancient Egyptian plaque dates from the 13th-12th century BCE. It is made of silver and other metals. (Collection of Jude and Michael Steinhardt, New York)
Silver Bowl Decorated with Figure Scenes from Pakistan
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Silver Bowl Decorated with Figure Scenes from Pakistan

The external surface of this thick-walled silver bowl was inscribed and decorated with a central male figure surrounded by four hunters; two hunters wear crowns similar to last Kidarite coins. It was originally gilded. Hephthalite period...
Achaemenid Silver Wine Pourer
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Achaemenid Silver Wine Pourer

This rhyton is one of the most famous pieces of silverware to survive the Persian Empire. The front is in the form of winged griffin wearing a necklace originally inlaid with a semi-precious stone. The top is decorated with palmettes and...
Silver Lyre, Ur, Mesopotamia
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Silver Lyre, Ur, Mesopotamia

This lyre was found in the 'Great Death-Pit', one of the graves in the Royal Cemetery at Ur. From Ur, southern Mesopotamia, Iraq. Early dynastic period, 2600-2400 BCE. (The British Museum, London)
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...
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...
Hoxne Hoard Pepper Pot
Image by Helen Simonsson

Hoxne Hoard Pepper Pot

Items from the Hoxne Hoard including the 7.5 cm high silver pepper pot known as the 'Empress' pepper pot. Discovered in Suffolk, in the east of England in 1992 CE, the incredible collection contains 14,865 late-4th and early-5th century...
The Taranto Hoard
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

The Taranto Hoard

Southern Italy and Sicily had no silver and had to import it to mint coins. Hoards found there contain silver ingots and coins from the Eastern Mediterranean, as well as coins minted locally. This suggests that people there needed silver...