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Numismatic Puzzle: Zancle

In ancient times, Messina’s wealth stemmed from its protected harbour. It was formed by a crescent-shaped headland, which is the reason for its Greek name: Zancle, i.e. “scythe”. You can find the scythe on Messina’s coins too. Put it together and have a close look!

Numismatic Puzzle: Syracuse

This tetradrachm from Syracuse (around 500 BC) features an important innovation: an actual depiction on the reverse! In the incuse square you can see the head of Arethusa, which was later to occupy the entire reverse.

Numismatic Puzzle: Treasure Island Gotland

In this puzzle, you will find a treasure. Once you’ve solved it, you can marvel at a shiny part of the treasure hoards of Visby on the island of Gotland!

Numismatic Puzzle: Electrum Stater

Today’s puzzle is an electrum stater from Milet. After solving the puzzle, you can marvel at a roaring lion!

Numismatic Puzzle: Vitruvian Man

This time, try your hand at Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man. The reward is the legendary image in ultra high relief on an issue by Coin Invest!

Numismatic Puzzle: Alexander the Great

Today you can try your hand at a tetradrachm of Lysimachus. The reward is a portrait of Alexander the Great!