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Zangids of Mosul, Sayf al-Din Ghazi II, copper dirhem dated AH569 which corresponds to 1173/4AD.  #mosul #zangid #zengid #mawsil #almawsil #numismatics #numismatic #coins #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Byzantine Empire, Maurice Tiberius, Copper follis struck 594/595AD in Nicomedia, located in modern-day northwestern Turkey #byzantine #maurice #tiberius #follis #nikomedia #nicomedia #numismatics #numismatic #coins #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Rudrasena I, Saka ruler in ancient India.  Behind his head, Brahmi numerals represent a date, 140 in the Saka era, or 218AD. #saka #brahmi #rudrasena #malwa #numismatics #numismatic #coins #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Seljuks of Rum, Sulayman Shah (1197-1204AD). Shows a horseman holding a trident.  I'm not sure what use a trident would be.  Maybe it is a mace.  #seljuk #rum #horseman #mace #trident #numismatics #numismatic #coins #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Indo-Parthians, Pakores c.100-130AD, copper tetradrachm minted in the region of Qandahar, Afghanistan. #pakores #pacores #qandahar #indoparthian #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Antiochos I Soter, as sole ruler of the Seleukid Empire, 281-261BC. Antiochos was half Greek and half Persian.  His father was Macedonian nobility, a general of Alexander the Great.  At a great ceremony in Susa in 324 BC, Alexander married the daughter of the late Persian king, and had his generals marry eastern princesses at the same ceremony. When Alexander died in 323BC, many of the generals unloaded their "Susa wives", but Antiochos' father kept his.  #antiochos #antiochus #seleukid #seleucid #susa #numismatic #coins #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Antiochos I Soter, as sole ruler of the Seleukid Empire, 281-261BC. Antiochos was half Greek and half Persian. His father was Macedonian nobility, a general of Alexander the Great. At a great ceremony in Susa in 324 BC, Alexander married the daughter of the late Persian king, and had his generals marry eastern princesses at the same ceremony. When Alexander died in 323BC, many of the generals unloaded their "Susa wives", but Antiochos' father kept his. #antiochos  #antiochus  #seleukid  #seleucid  #susa  #numismatic  #coins  #coin  #syossetcoin  syossetcoin.com
Indore, India, silver half-rupee from the Malharnagar mint, mid-1800's AD. #indore #malharnagar #sunface #india #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Indo-Scythians, Azilises, 57-35 BC, region of western Pakistan.  Silver tetradrachm shows the king mounted on horseback, spear in hand.  #azilises #horseback #spear #tetradrachm #scythian #gandhara #numismatics #numismatic #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Judea, 1st revolt from the Romans, dated year 3, which corresponds to 68/9 AD. Jerusalem mint. The coin shows a branch with three pomegranates, around the legend "Jerusalem is Holy". In the third year things began to go poorly for the revolt.  Jerusalem would fall to the Romans in the middle of 70AD. There was little time for this coin to circulate.  Consequently most year 3 shekels that exist are in superb condition, with little wear. #judea #shekel #pomegranate #jerusalem  #numismatics #numismatic #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Judea, 1st revolt from the Romans, dated year 3, which corresponds to 68/9 AD. Jerusalem mint. The coin shows a branch with three pomegranates, around the legend "Jerusalem is Holy". In the third year things began to go poorly for the revolt. Jerusalem would fall to the Romans in the middle of 70AD. There was little time for this coin to circulate. Consequently most year 3 shekels that exist are in superb condition, with little wear. #judea  #shekel  #pomegranate  #jerusalem  #numismatics  #numismatic  #coin  #coins  #syossetcoin  syossetcoin.com
Syracuse, Sicily, under the tyrant Dionysos I, 405-367BC.  Copper drachm shows dolphins on either side of a starfish. #starfish #seastar #dolphin #syracuse #dionysos #sicily #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
The complicated life of a copper coin in 17th century Spain.  Originally struck as 8 Maravedis in 1625, then restamped as 12 Maravedis in 1642, then restamped as 8 Maravedis (again) in 1652, and then as 4 Maravedis in 1658.  #spain #maravedi #resellado #resello #felipeiv #phillipiv #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Silver chuckrams from Travancore, a state on the southern tip of India.  Circa 1860-1901AD.  #travancore #chuckram #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Sassanian Empire, Bahram I 271-274AD, silver drachm. #bahram #vahran #wahram #persia #sassanian #sasanian #drachm  #numismatics #numismatic #coins #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Amisos, Pontos, under Mithradates IV, struck circa 125-100BC.  Mithradates was the one of the last and greatest opponents of expanding Roman power in the East.  While the identity of the male head shown on the coin is uncertain, it does seem to bear a strong resemblance to Mithradates himself. #mithradates #pontos #amisos #bashlyk #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Amisos, Pontos, under Mithradates IV, struck circa 125-100BC. Mithradates was the one of the last and greatest opponents of expanding Roman power in the East. While the identity of the male head shown on the coin is uncertain, it does seem to bear a strong resemblance to Mithradates himself. #mithradates  #pontos  #amisos  #bashlyk  #numismatic  #numismatics  #coin  #coins  #syossetcoin  syossetcoin.com
Archbishops of Vienne, France, Anonymous obole circa 1150-1200AD.  #vienne #obole #anonymous #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Small copper coin of the Kidarite ruler Varahran, struck circa 356-379AD, after the Kidarites had taken control of Kushanshah territory.  Basically nothing is known of him, except that, judging from his coins, he had a fancy rams-horn crown.  #kushanshah #varahran #peroz #sassanian #numismatics #numismatic #coins #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
'Abbasid, silver dirham struck in Madinat Jayy (modern day Isfahan, Iran), AH 162 = 779-780AD #jayy #isfahan #dirham #numismatics #numismatic #coins #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Jhabua, India.  Copper paisa from circa 1850-1900AD, showing an 8-petaled flower.#jhabua #flower #paisa #india #numismatics #numismatic #coins #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Roman Republic, silver denarius from 116BC. Issued by M. Sergius Silus under authority given by the senate.  It shows Roma, personification of Rome. #roma #rome #punicwar #hannibal #republic #denarius #numismatics #numismatic #coins #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Kushans, Kanishka I, circa 128-158 AD.  Copper coin showing Oehsho (Siva) with four arms.  #siva #shiva #kushan #kanishka #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Silver 8 reales from Mexico City, 1618-1634AD. The Spanish Empire was one of the largest empires in history.  It had the advantage of unprecidented wealth coming in from Central and South America, in the form of huge quantities of silver.  The silver was exported largely in the form of coins.  During the 17th century, the large quantity and demands of production led to ever poorer workmanship. These roughly made lumps of silver, irregular in shape and thickness but of standard weight and fineness, were crude but served their purpose.  The vast imports of silver ultimately made Spain overly dependent on foreign sources of raw materials and manufactured goods. #8reales #mexicocity #spanishempire #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Silver 8 reales from Mexico City, 1618-1634AD. The Spanish Empire was one of the largest empires in history. It had the advantage of unprecidented wealth coming in from Central and South America, in the form of huge quantities of silver. The silver was exported largely in the form of coins. During the 17th century, the large quantity and demands of production led to ever poorer workmanship. These roughly made lumps of silver, irregular in shape and thickness but of standard weight and fineness, were crude but served their purpose. The vast imports of silver ultimately made Spain overly dependent on foreign sources of raw materials and manufactured goods. #8reales  #mexicocity  #spanishempire  #numismatic  #numismatics  #coin  #coins  #syossetcoin  syossetcoin.com
Roman Emperor Trajan, on a copper drachm from Alexandria, struck 115-116 AD. #trajan #alexandria #numismatics #numismatic #coins #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Top left, Szechuan Rupee, struck circa 1911-1916AD for use in Western China and Tibet.  It shows the Emperor, Kuang Hsu.  These Szechuan Rupees were intended to compete with the British Indian Rupees flooding Chinese markets at the time (see bottom left, British Indian rupee from 1901AD, showing Queen Victoria) .  The resemblance of Emperor Khuag Hsu to Queen Victoria is intentional, in order to ease acceptance of the new coins in the marketplace.  #kuanghsu #sichuanrupee #szechuanrupee #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Top left, Szechuan Rupee, struck circa 1911-1916AD for use in Western China and Tibet. It shows the Emperor, Kuang Hsu. These Szechuan Rupees were intended to compete with the British Indian Rupees flooding Chinese markets at the time (see bottom left, British Indian rupee from 1901AD, showing Queen Victoria) . The resemblance of Emperor Khuag Hsu to Queen Victoria is intentional, in order to ease acceptance of the new coins in the marketplace. #kuanghsu  #sichuanrupee  #szechuanrupee  #numismatic  #numismatics  #coin  #coins  #syossetcoin  syossetcoin.com
Turk Yabghus in Tokharestan, 7th century AD.  Silver drachm imitating a drachm of the Sassanian Emperor Hormizd IV (579-590AD). These are invariably found with a "flying camel" countermark, seen here in the margin at 2:00.  Originally, this was thought to be cojoined foreparts of a camel (left) and elephant (right), until clearer specimens were seen in a recent hoard.  Not everyone thinks it is a camel.  There are those who believe it is a deer.  If I ever find a Turk Yabghu, I will be sure to ask him what it is.  #camel #flyingcamel #tokharestan #balkh #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Turk Yabghus in Tokharestan, 7th century AD. Silver drachm imitating a drachm of the Sassanian Emperor Hormizd IV (579-590AD). These are invariably found with a "flying camel" countermark, seen here in the margin at 2:00. Originally, this was thought to be cojoined foreparts of a camel (left) and elephant (right), until clearer specimens were seen in a recent hoard. Not everyone thinks it is a camel. There are those who believe it is a deer. If I ever find a Turk Yabghu, I will be sure to ask him what it is. #camel  #flyingcamel  #tokharestan  #balkh  #numismatic  #numismatics  #coin  #coins  #syossetcoin  syossetcoin.com
Maximinus II, Roman Emperor 309-313AD. A committed pagan, he engaged in one of the last Roman persecutions of Christians.  Silver-washed bronze follis struck in Nicomedia in 312AD. A thin silver plating made these coins look more attractive and substantial when new.  The silver coating very rarely survives to modern times. #maximinus #nicomedia #emperor #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Maximinus II, Roman Emperor 309-313AD. A committed pagan, he engaged in one of the last Roman persecutions of Christians. Silver-washed bronze follis struck in Nicomedia in 312AD. A thin silver plating made these coins look more attractive and substantial when new. The silver coating very rarely survives to modern times. #maximinus  #nicomedia  #emperor  #numismatic  #numismatics  #coin  #coins  #syossetcoin  syossetcoin.com
Copper pul from Galdan Cheren (1727-1745AD) of the Dzungar Khanate, the last of the steppe nomadic empires.  Yarkand, East Turkestan (Uyghuristan, Xinjiang) China.  #dzungar #dzungaria #zunghar #jungar #khanate #yarkand #xinjiang #sinkiang #nomads #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Elymais, uncertain early Arsakid kings, circa early 1st century AD. CopperTetradrachms. Elymais was a vassal-state under the Parthians, located in present-day Khuzestan, Iran.  #persia #elymais #khuzestan #tetradrachm #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Автор @coin_fanclub_ig -  В Ставропольском крае, неподалёку от Сенгилеевского озера кладоискатели нашли золотые украшения и посуду скифской эпохи. И это несмотря на то, что раскопки, официальные и неофициальные, в здешних местах ведутся много лет, и курган был многократно разграблен. Находка однозначно принадлежит к скифской эпохе и датируется IV веком до нашей эры!

Круче этой находки была только легендарная золотая пектораль древних скифов, найденная в 1971 году в Днепропетровской области. Этот артефакт весит 1,2 килограмма чистого золота и включает в себя более сотни тонко выделанных фигурок и декоративных элементов.

In the Stavropol region, near Sengileevsky lake treasure hunters found gold jewelry and dishes of the Scythian era. And this despite the fact that the excavations, official and unofficial, in these places are conducted for many years, and the mound was repeatedly looted. The find definitely belongs to the Scythian era and dates back to the IV century BC!
Steeper than this discovery was only the legendary Golden pectoral of the ancient Scythians, found in 1971 in the Dnipropetrovsk region. This artifact weighs 1.2 kilograms of pure gold and includes more than a hundred finely crafted figures and decorative elements. .
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. #nurnberg #nuremberg #kreuzer #cityview #germany #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin#coins #money #frugal #frugalliving #savings #debtfree #debtfreecommunity #ozdebtfreecommunity #extramoney #accountablity #nomoney #debtfreeaustralians #budgeting #budget #savingmoney #financialfreedom #financiallyfree #thebarefootinvestor #frugaltips #everycentcounts
Автор @coin_fanclub_ig - В Ставропольском крае, неподалёку от Сенгилеевского озера кладоискатели нашли золотые украшения и посуду скифской эпохи. И это несмотря на то, что раскопки, официальные и неофициальные, в здешних местах ведутся много лет, и курган был многократно разграблен. Находка однозначно принадлежит к скифской эпохе и датируется IV веком до нашей эры! Круче этой находки была только легендарная золотая пектораль древних скифов, найденная в 1971 году в Днепропетровской области. Этот артефакт весит 1,2 килограмма чистого золота и включает в себя более сотни тонко выделанных фигурок и декоративных элементов. In the Stavropol region, near Sengileevsky lake treasure hunters found gold jewelry and dishes of the Scythian era. And this despite the fact that the excavations, official and unofficial, in these places are conducted for many years, and the mound was repeatedly looted. The find definitely belongs to the Scythian era and dates back to the IV century BC! Steeper than this discovery was only the legendary Golden pectoral of the ancient Scythians, found in 1971 in the Dnipropetrovsk region. This artifact weighs 1.2 kilograms of pure gold and includes more than a hundred finely crafted figures and decorative elements. . . . #nurnberg  #nuremberg  #kreuzer  #cityview  #germany  #numismatic  #numismatics  #coin  #coins  #syossetcoin #coins  #money  #frugal  #frugalliving  #savings  #debtfree  #debtfreecommunity  #ozdebtfreecommunity  #extramoney  #accountablity  #nomoney  #debtfreeaustralians  #budgeting  #budget  #savingmoney  #financialfreedom  #financiallyfree  #thebarefootinvestor  #frugaltips  #everycentcounts 
Screaming griffin head on a small silver coin from Kamiros, Rhodes, circa 500BC.  #griffin #griffinhead #screaminggriffin #rhodes #kamiros #numismatics #numismatic #coins #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Saint Eugene of Trebizond, credited with destroying a pagan statue with prayers.  He was tortured and killed by Roman authorities in 304AD with ox thongs, iron claws, fire, and eventual beheading. Silver Asper from Alexius II (1297-1330AD), ruler of Trebizond, a kingdom along the Black Sea coast. #eugene #trebizond #eugenios #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Saint Eugene of Trebizond, credited with destroying a pagan statue with prayers. He was tortured and killed by Roman authorities in 304AD with ox thongs, iron claws, fire, and eventual beheading. Silver Asper from Alexius II (1297-1330AD), ruler of Trebizond, a kingdom along the Black Sea coast. #eugene  #trebizond  #eugenios  #numismatic  #numismatics  #coin  #coins  #syossetcoin  syossetcoin.com
Coin from Ulia (modern-day Monetmayor) in the south of Spain, from Roman times, circa 1st century BC.  It shows a female head, though on this coin gender is somewhat difficult to determine.  #hispania #ulia #montemayor #córdoba #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Sassanian Empire, Peroz 457-484AD.  Silver drachm from the court mint ("BBA") showing the first type crown, 457-c.458AD.  #peroz #sassanian #sasanian #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Elymais, Uncertain King, Late 1st century BC-early 1st century AD. Billon Tetradrachm. Elymais was a vassal-state under the Parthians, located in present-day Khuzestan, Iran.  #persia #elymais #khuzestan #tetradrachm #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Roman Empire, Magnentius (usurper, 350-353AD), copper centenionalis struck in Lugdunum (modern-day Lyon, France). #magnentius #lyon #lyons #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
China, Jin Dynasty, seal script "Tai He" copper 10 wen, 1201-1209AD. The Jin Dynasty, also known as the Jurchen Dynasty, was instrumental in the development of gunpowder for use in warfare.  Within a decade of the time that this coin was struck, the Mongols would invade.  Despite their poineering work with gunpowder, it would not end well for the Jin. The Mongols had learned gunpowder technology and made a few imporovements of their own.  #jurchen #jin #china #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin
China, Jin Dynasty, seal script "Tai He" copper 10 wen, 1201-1209AD. The Jin Dynasty, also known as the Jurchen Dynasty, was instrumental in the development of gunpowder for use in warfare. Within a decade of the time that this coin was struck, the Mongols would invade. Despite their poineering work with gunpowder, it would not end well for the Jin. The Mongols had learned gunpowder technology and made a few imporovements of their own. #jurchen  #jin  #china  #numismatic  #numismatics  #coin  #coins  #syossetcoin 
Bhutan, circa 1900-1928AD, copper "Ma-tam" which translates as "red coin". The top-left symbol is a "dorje", or thunderbolt of enlightenment. Other symbols in clockwise order are entwined circles, Bhutanese letter "Sa" (what it stands for on the coin is unknown), and a cloud.  #bhutan #matam #dorje #vajra #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Bhutan, circa 1900-1928AD, copper "Ma-tam" which translates as "red coin". The top-left symbol is a "dorje", or thunderbolt of enlightenment. Other symbols in clockwise order are entwined circles, Bhutanese letter "Sa" (what it stands for on the coin is unknown), and a cloud. #bhutan  #matam  #dorje  #vajra  #numismatic  #numismatics  #coin  #coins  #syossetcoin  syossetcoin.com
Copper Rézpénz from Béla III of Hungary 1172-1196AD. It shows Kings Béla and Stephan, each holding scepter and globe topped by a cross, each seated on a throne within a Gothic niche. #hungary #bela #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Caps of the Dioscuri (also known as the Gemini, or Castor and Pollux), twin brothers of different fathers.  Shown on a copper coin from Dioskourias in Kolchis, circa 105-90BC. That city is now modern-day Sukhumi, which is either in western Georgia or the capital of the Republic of Abkhazia, depending on who you ask. #dioscuri #gemini #castor #pollux #kolchis #colchis #sukhumi #georgia #abhazia #numismatics #numismatic #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Russia, copper 5 kopeks, 1805AD.  #russia #kopek #numismatics #numismatic #coins #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Drachm minted in the name of Ubayd Allah ibn Ziyad, governor of several cities / regions under the Umayyad Caliphate.  He is infamous for his role in the killing of the descendants of 'Ali, as the leader of the Caliph's forces at the Battle of Karbala (680AD). This drachm was struck when Ubayd was governor of Basra, dated AH62 which corresponds to 681/2AD. #ubayd #'ali #karbala #umayyad #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Drachm minted in the name of Ubayd Allah ibn Ziyad, governor of several cities / regions under the Umayyad Caliphate. He is infamous for his role in the killing of the descendants of 'Ali, as the leader of the Caliph's forces at the Battle of Karbala (680AD). This drachm was struck when Ubayd was governor of Basra, dated AH62 which corresponds to 681/2AD. #ubayd  #'ali #karbala  #umayyad  #numismatic  #numismatics  #coin  #coins  #syossetcoin  syossetcoin.com
Brazil, Silver 960 Reis, struck in Rio de Janeiro, 1821AD. Coat of arms over an armillary sphere. "SUBQ SIGN NATA STAB", abbreviated Latin: Subquo Signo Nata Stabili. English translation: Born under this sign and will remain so.  #rio #brazil #numismatics #numismatic #coins #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Brazil, Silver 960 Reis, struck in Rio de Janeiro, 1821AD. Coat of arms over an armillary sphere. "SUBQ SIGN NATA STAB", abbreviated Latin: Subquo Signo Nata Stabili. English translation: Born under this sign and will remain so. #rio  #brazil  #numismatics  #numismatic  #coins  #coin  #syossetcoin  syossetcoin.com
Heraclius, Byzantine Emperor 610-641AD.  Copper follis struck in Nikomedia, in the third year of his reign, which corresponds to 612/13AD.  #byzantine #heraclius #nikomedia #nicomedia #emperor #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Parthia, Vardanes I (40-47AD), tetradrachm dated year 356 of the Seleukid Era, which corresponds to 44/5AD. #vardanes #parthia #tetradrachm #numismatics #numismatic #coins #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Mughal India, Shah Jahan (1628-1658AD), builder of the Taj Mahal, as a tomb for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal.  Silver rupee minted at Khambayat, dated the 32th year of his reign, and also AH1069.  At about the time this coin was struck, Shah Jahan was deposed by his son, Aurangzeb.  Shah Jahan spent the last 8 years of his life under house arrest.  His cell had a window with a view of the Taj Mahal.  #shahjahan #tajmahal #aurangzeb #khambayat #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Mughal India, Shah Jahan (1628-1658AD), builder of the Taj Mahal, as a tomb for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Silver rupee minted at Khambayat, dated the 32th year of his reign, and also AH1069. At about the time this coin was struck, Shah Jahan was deposed by his son, Aurangzeb. Shah Jahan spent the last 8 years of his life under house arrest. His cell had a window with a view of the Taj Mahal. #shahjahan  #tajmahal  #aurangzeb  #khambayat  #numismatic  #numismatics  #coin  #coins  #syossetcoin  syossetcoin.com
Copper coin of Hieron II, tyrant of Syracuse, struck circa 230-215 BC. #horseman #hieron #hiero #syracuse #sicily #tyrant  #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Basel, Switzerland, silver pfennig from the 16th century.  This small silver coin is paper-thin.  It can easily float on water, and the design on the back is just a mirror-image of the front. #basel #bracteate #crozier #pfennig #canton #numismatics #numismatic #coins #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Triskeles in an incuse square.  Lycian Dynasts, uncertain dynast, silver stater circa 500-480BC.  #triskeles #lycia #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Celtic Gaul, Cavares, 1st century BC. #celtic #gaul #drachm #horse #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Euthydemos, King in Baktria, c.230-200BC.  Silver tetradrachm.  #euthydemos #bactria #baktria #tetradrachm #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Kingdom of Arakan, located on the Bay of Bengal in present-day Burma.  Silver tanka from the time of Sanda Thudhamma (1652-1684 AD). The design of the coin is the same on obverse and reverse, an inscription translated as "Lord of the Golden Palace, Sandathudhamma Raja" and a date. The date is the first year of the reign in the Burmese era, BE 1014 = 1652 AD.  #tanka #arakan #burma #burmese #goldenpalace #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Kingdom of Arakan, located on the Bay of Bengal in present-day Burma. Silver tanka from the time of Sanda Thudhamma (1652-1684 AD). The design of the coin is the same on obverse and reverse, an inscription translated as "Lord of the Golden Palace, Sandathudhamma Raja" and a date. The date is the first year of the reign in the Burmese era, BE 1014 = 1652 AD. #tanka  #arakan  #burma  #burmese  #goldenpalace  #numismatic  #numismatics  #coin  #coins  #syossetcoin  syossetcoin.com
Dragon and shield on a silver pfennig from Enns, Austria, from the reign of Albrecht II (1330-1358AD). #dragon #enns #austria #pfennig #albrecht #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Nahapana (circa 119-124AD), Saka ruler in western / central India. #saka #kshaharatas #nahapana #india #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Hyderabad, India.  Copper Paisa, mid 19th century. #paisa #india #hyderabad #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Demeter on a silver stater from Metapontum in southern Italy, circa 330-300BC.  In pre-Roman times, southern Italy was extensively colonized by Greek settlers.  #lucania #demeter #metapontion #metapontum #magnagraecia #numismatics #numismatic #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Tibet, copper 5 sho, 1949 AD.  Mythical Snow Lion among the mountains. #tibet #snowlion #lion #himalayas #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
A portrait of a medieval crusader in helmet and chain mail, facing left.  Crusader Principality of Antioch, Bohemond III (1163-1201AD), silver denier.  #crusader #antioch #bohemond #chainmail #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Maurice Tiberius, Byzantine Emperor 582-602AD.  Maurice's support allowed the young Sassanian Emperor Khusrau II regain his throne, bringing hostilities with the Persians to a successful conclusion.  Later on, Maurice and his 6 sons were murdered by the usurper Phocas.  Khusrau II was furious at the murder of his benefactor and invaded.  Thus began a disastrous 26-year-war which would leave both the Persian and Byzantine Empires devastated immediately prior to the Muslim conquests.  Copper follis struck 588/589AD in Constantinople.  #byzantine #maurice #tiberius #follis #constantinople #numismatics #numismatic #coins #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Maurice Tiberius, Byzantine Emperor 582-602AD. Maurice's support allowed the young Sassanian Emperor Khusrau II regain his throne, bringing hostilities with the Persians to a successful conclusion. Later on, Maurice and his 6 sons were murdered by the usurper Phocas. Khusrau II was furious at the murder of his benefactor and invaded. Thus began a disastrous 26-year-war which would leave both the Persian and Byzantine Empires devastated immediately prior to the Muslim conquests. Copper follis struck 588/589AD in Constantinople. #byzantine  #maurice  #tiberius  #follis  #constantinople  #numismatics  #numismatic  #coins  #coin  #syossetcoin  syossetcoin.com
Three circles forming a triangle:  The "tamgha" or badge of Timur ("Tamerlane"). The last of the great nomadic conquerors, he is a complex figure who is legendary for both his cultural sophistication and his brutality.  He is known in the west as "Tamerlane" which originages from "Timur the lame", because of a crippling injury he received early in life when stealing a sheep from a shepherd.  Silver Tangka, Herat mint, struck 1388-1397AD. #herat #timur #tamerlane #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin
Three circles forming a triangle: The "tamgha" or badge of Timur ("Tamerlane"). The last of the great nomadic conquerors, he is a complex figure who is legendary for both his cultural sophistication and his brutality. He is known in the west as "Tamerlane" which originages from "Timur the lame", because of a crippling injury he received early in life when stealing a sheep from a shepherd. Silver Tangka, Herat mint, struck 1388-1397AD. #herat  #timur  #tamerlane  #numismatic  #numismatics  #coin  #coins  #syossetcoin 
Hethum I, King of Armenia 1226-1270AD.  During his long reign, he traveled to the Mongol court in Karakorum, met the great Khan himself, and agreed to make Armenia a vassal state of the Mongol Empire. "If you can't beat them, join them" he must have thought.  Copper tank, mint of Ayas.  #hethum #hetoum #armenia #cilicianarmenia #mongol #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Julia Domna, wife of Roman Emperor Septimius Severus (193-211AD), and mother of two more emperors, Caracalla and Geta. Her family was Priest Kings of the Syro-Roman Sun God Elagabalus, in the city of Emesa (modern day Homs in Syria). Don't let her meek appearance and fancy hairdo fool you:  She accompanied her husband / sons while on military campaigns, quite unusual for women of the time, and earned the title "mother of the camp". #julia #domna #empress #emesa #homs #sungod #elagabalus #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Julia Domna, wife of Roman Emperor Septimius Severus (193-211AD), and mother of two more emperors, Caracalla and Geta. Her family was Priest Kings of the Syro-Roman Sun God Elagabalus, in the city of Emesa (modern day Homs in Syria). Don't let her meek appearance and fancy hairdo fool you: She accompanied her husband / sons while on military campaigns, quite unusual for women of the time, and earned the title "mother of the camp". #julia  #domna  #empress  #emesa  #homs  #sungod  #elagabalus  #numismatic  #numismatics  #coin  #coins  #syossetcoin  syossetcoin.com
Nuremberg, Germany. Billon 1 kreuzer from 1773, shows a view of the city. #nurnberg #nuremberg #kreuzer #cityview #germany #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Central India, circa 940-1030 AD, anonymous silver "Gadhaiya Paisa", shows a head facing right and additional highly stylized designs. This coinage originated after drachms of the Sassanian emperor Peroz I (457-484AD) were imported into the India, and then copied and recopied.  The designs evolved and were modified over 5+ centuries until they bore no resemblance to the original coins. #gadhaiya #gadhaiyapaisa #peroz #hunnic #sasanian #india #gujarat #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Central India, circa 940-1030 AD, anonymous silver "Gadhaiya Paisa", shows a head facing right and additional highly stylized designs. This coinage originated after drachms of the Sassanian emperor Peroz I (457-484AD) were imported into the India, and then copied and recopied. The designs evolved and were modified over 5+ centuries until they bore no resemblance to the original coins. #gadhaiya  #gadhaiyapaisa  #peroz  #hunnic  #sasanian  #india  #gujarat  #numismatic  #numismatics  #coin  #coins  #syossetcoin  syossetcoin.com
Fish head (a "tunny" or tuna head to be exact.) On a half-obol from Kyzikos in Mysia, a Greek colony located in what is now northwestern Turkey, struck circa 550-480BC. #tunny #tuna #fishhead  #tunahead #cyzicus #kyzikos #mysia #numismatics #numismatic #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Victory carrying a shield inscribed "SPQR" for the Latin "Senatus PopulusQue Romanus" translated as "The Senate and People of Rome." Copper coin of the Roman Emperor Nero (54-68AD), struck 67AD in the city of Lugdunum (modern-day Lyon, France)  #victory #spqr #nero #rome #lugdunum #lyon #numismatics #numismatic #coins #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Persis, Vashir (Oxathres), silver obol, circa 40BC.  #persis #obol #vashir #numismatics #numismatic #coins #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
St. Peter sitting in a cloud, clutching an over-sized key, the Key to Heaven.  On a 3-Petermenger coin from Trier, Germany 1692 AD.  #stpeter #key #numismatic #coins #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Japan, 2 Shu, 1832-1858AD.  Approxmately 30% gold, 70% silver. #tempo #japan #numismatic #coins #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Giovanni Dandolo, Doge of Venice 1280-1289.  Silver grosso shows the Doge and St. Mark standing together, each holding a banner between them .IO.DANDVL' DVX .S.M.VENETI. #venice #stmark #doge #venezia #numismatics #numismatic #coins #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Arethusa, sea-nymph, chaste attendant of Artemis, fled from her home in Arcadia to avoid the persistent unwanted advances of the river god Alpheus. Eventually, she surfaced as a fresh-water fountain in Syracuse, Sicily, and became that city's patron goddess.  Silver tetradrachm from Syracuse, Sicily, circa 485-480 BC. #arethusa #seanymph #syracuse #tetradrachm #sicily #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Mughal Empire, Akbar the Great (1556-1605AD), copper dam struck in Allahabad, dated the 31st year of his reign.  #mughal #akbar #allahabad #numismatics #numismatic #coins #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Kingdom of Saba (located in modern-day Yemen), 3rd century BC.  Small silver coin.  Shows Athena, copying the designs of Athenian coinage, with the addition of an "X" on the cheek.  The "X" is the letter "Tet" in the South Arabian alphabet at that time, and identifies the denomination, which is one-quarter of the large silver unit. #saba #athena #tet #quarter #yemen #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Kingdom of Saba (located in modern-day Yemen), 3rd century BC. Small silver coin. Shows Athena, copying the designs of Athenian coinage, with the addition of an "X" on the cheek. The "X" is the letter "Tet" in the South Arabian alphabet at that time, and identifies the denomination, which is one-quarter of the large silver unit. #saba  #athena  #tet  #quarter  #yemen  #numismatic  #numismatics  #coin  #coins  #syossetcoin  syossetcoin.com
"His Perfection, Tegin, the King", Western Turk ruler in Kabul and the surrounding areas, silver drachm struck circa 680-738AD. #turks #westernturks #tegin #shahi #kabul #drachm #numismatics #numismatic #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Jaipur, India, 1939AD, Nazarana Rupee.  #jaipur #rupee #nazarana #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Japan, silver 1 yen, dated year 38 of the Meiji Era, or 1905AD.  #dragon #meiji #yen #numismatic #numismatics #coin #coins #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Candras of Arakan.  Niticandra, who reigned for 55 years during the approximate time period 480-565AD. #arakan #candras  #numismatics #numismatic #coins #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Happy Birthday, United States of America!  Eagle in flight on the "double eagle" or 20 dollar gold piece, 1922AD, struck at the Philadelphia mint.  #stgaudens #eagle #doubleeagle #numismatics #numismatic #coins #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Syracuse, Sicily, under the tyrant Dionysos I, 405-367BC.  Copper drachm circa 380BC shows the helmeted head of Athena.  Born from the head of her father Zeus, Athena was goddess of wisdom, handicraft, and warfare. #athena #minerva #pallas #syracuse #dionysos #sicily #numismatics #numismatic #coins #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Shahi Kings of Gandhara, "Samanta Deva", C.900-950 AD. shows a recumbent bull.  The Brahmi inscription reads "His Excellence Samanta, the God"  #bull #recumbentbull #zebu #brahmi #numismatics #numismatic #coins #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Macedon, as a Roman Province, silver tetradrachm circa 95-70BC.  The Romans had taken over once mighty Macedon, and were striking coins in there.  As a consolation (or more likely to increase acceptance of the coinage) they placed on these coins the head of the great Macedonian hero who became a god, the diefied Alexander the Great. #alexander #alexanderthegreat #macedon #aesillas #quaestor #tetradrachm #numismatic #numismatics #coins #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com
Tabaristan, northern Iran under the 'Abbassid ruler Khalid b. Barmak.  This coin dated 116 of the Post-Yazdegird Era, or approximately 768AD. #abbasid #tabaristan #khalid #numismatic #numismatics #coins #coin #syossetcoin syossetcoin.com