How the portrait got on the coin…

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March 15, 2018 – Whenever two cultures clash, something new arises. This also happened in Asia Minor, which is the area where Greek thought, Greek money and Persian rule coincided.


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It was in Asia Minor that the satraps came up with the idea of putting their portraits on coins. If you want to know how this happened and who these satraps were, have a look at this film.

The film is illustrated with coins offered in Künker’s forthcoming auction 304. In CoinsWeekly you can read a comprehensive Auction Preview.