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silver coin  Minted in Ephesus   Greek     The British Museum

silver coin Minted in Ephesus Greek The British Museum

A silver double shekel minted by Hannibal's family around 230 B.C. The front depicts the Carthaginian god Melqart as Hercules and the reverse shows a war elephant. The coin was stamped in Spain, part of Carthage's larger empire [Credit: The Trustees of the British Museum/Art Resource, NY]

A silver double shekel minted by Hannibal's family around 230 B.C. The front depicts the Carthaginian god Melqart as Hercules and the reverse shows a war elephant. The coin was stamped in Spain, part of Carthage's larger empire [Credit: The Trustees of the British Museum/Art Resource, NY]

Menander I Soter was a Greek of the Indo-Greek Kingdom who established a large empire in South Asia and became a patron of Buddhism. Menander was born in the Caucasus, and was initially a king of Bactria. Ancient Indian writers indicate that he launched expeditions southward into Rajasthan and as far east down the Ganges River Valley as Pataliputra, and the Greek geographer Strabo wrote that he "conquered more tribes than Alexander the Great."

Menander I Soter was a Greek of the Indo-Greek Kingdom who established a large empire in South Asia and became a patron of Buddhism. Menander was born in the Caucasus, and was initially a king of Bactria. Ancient Indian writers indicate that he launched expeditions southward into Rajasthan and as far east down the Ganges River Valley as Pataliputra, and the Greek geographer Strabo wrote that he "conquered more tribes than Alexander the Great."

Rare Silver Greek Corinthian Coin - Pegasus & Chimaera

Rare Silver Greek Corinthian Coin - Pegasus & Chimaera

Ancient Greek silver coin DOLPHIN horse rider

Ancient Greek silver coin DOLPHIN horse rider

The Art of Coinage: Sicily in the Fifth Century B.C.

The Art of Coinage: Sicily in the Fifth Century B.C.

Greek coins. Ephesus. Tetradrachm ca 387-295, AR 15.23g.

Greek coins. Ephesus. Tetradrachm ca 387-295, AR 15.23g.

Gold coin, Greek, minted in Panticapaeum, Crimea, Ukraine. (obverse) Head of Pan. (reverse) Horned griffin with lion’s head, holding lance in mouth; below, ear of barley. (via British Museum)

Gold coin, Greek, minted in Panticapaeum, Crimea, Ukraine. (obverse) Head of Pan. (reverse) Horned griffin with lion’s head, holding lance in mouth; below, ear of barley. (via British Museum)

gold coin of croesus, lydian, around 550 bc, from modern turkey

gold coin of croesus, lydian, around 550 bc, from modern turkey

A bee decorates the engraved bezel of this Greek gold ring.   Ring; Unknown; Greece; 3rd century B.C.; Gold; 1.8 × 1.6 cm (11/16 × 5/8 in.); 85.AM.278; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California

A bee decorates the engraved bezel of this Greek gold ring. Ring; Unknown; Greece; 3rd century B.C.; Gold; 1.8 × 1.6 cm (11/16 × 5/8 in.); 85.AM.278; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California

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