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Unformatted text preview: Coins Class Notes Greek coinage system based on silver Roman on copper or bronze, Lydians invent coins 610 or 625 BC • Electrum first; 60-80% gold, rest silver; by Kg" Alyattes; bimetallic currency • Son, Kg, Croesus minted pure silver and pure gold coins: Croessians (coins)- lion head, left; bull head, right, • Originally, coins were shapeless lumps; marked only by random punch marks. • Obverse, lower die, has slight swelling; may receive striated lines from anvil • Reverse, upper die, has slight concavity. Learn: Geography, Gk inscriptions Images Identity ofmen Alyattes-i-lion w/ bump on bro"') ~V1)e,u, .S~V1 Aij"l/~, 'ilwe..,t~d C1llno."Ie L-,. oVl,ti1e (,o1V' Cities whose coins circufated broadl~ • Corinth"~Q • Athens • Aegina ;2 heack--53 yj""l Ar Cl He ~ of Alj"t+res (,I!ho e'?f0"ds ~iM? bUniol/l-- ra.vJ pvtc1o(,(S" tlAetJ die liVlkeje. Persians prefer this to coinage, Gold Silver Copper, bronze Brass (copper/zinc or copper/tin) , "'-" Type-the striking, Exergue-e-lower part...
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- Coin, pure gold coins, exergue running clockwise