Dating persian coins

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Pegasus remains as the badge of Lampsokos for the next three hundred years. The Hekte below bears a portrait of Silenos: Dionysus' alter ego, portayed with a clear Third Eye in the middle of his forehead - linking Dionysus direclty to Siva. The Aechemenid or Persian Empire was forged by Cyrus the Great (biblical liberator of the Jews of the Babylonian captivity). The reverse is from an issue that had been inscribed with a lion's head, though the lion's head has been erased prior to this strike. Philip was both a learned man of letters and the arts and a voluptuary of great appetites.

Herodutus famously referred to the Lydians as a nation of shopkeepers.

The largest unit of trade was the "Stater" which was a translation of the semitic "Shekel," a unit of weight used in the semitic East.

Croesus of Lydia was the first king to separate the electrum to issue gold and silver coins circa 545 BCE. Darios I of Persia issued his own gold and silver coinage ca 510 BCE.

Coinage spread quickly in the early fifth century BCE through the Greek city states.

Weidauer 126; Elektron I 61; SNG von Aulock –; SNG Copenhagen –; SNG Kayhan 440; BMC 2; Boston MFA 1882; Kraay & Hirmer 591; Traité I 19 = C. The Gorgon Medusa is initially a beautiful girl who bewitches Poseidon. Enraged, Athena turns Medusa into a hideous creature whose gaze turns all to stone. The lion was the symbol of Royalty for the Achaean hordes that invaded Black Sea Region and then Greece in waves from 1200 BCE. Very Rare late type perfectly centered with superb style, far more fluid and elegant and much rarer than the earlier 'fine style" type. Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. MACEDONIA: Philip II of Macedon (359-336 BCE) inherited a war torn country from his brother Pedikas III.

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