Greek Coins

Greek Coins

Recent Post

The Importance of Numismatics

So, what do we have to bear in mind, if we decide to start out in numismatics? First, note that anyone can have a numismatic collection. It is not necessary to be a millionaire or own a PhD. But, as in any other discipline, we should have some basic knowledge and, as numismatics covers such a…

Leer más »

Bigae, Trigae & Quadrigae Vol. II

Another fable about Hercules says that after completing the twelve labours ordered by Eurystheus, he left for Calydon as a free man. Once there, he married Deianira and stayed in Calydon until one day, during a banquet, he killed king Oeneus’ nephew by mistake…

Leer más »

Bigae, trigae & quadrigae Vol. I

All of them must have had their own names for these chariots, but the fact is that we kept the etymology developed by the Romans. This is why we speak of quadrigae, trigae and bigae when referring to the chariots of all times pulled by animals…

Leer más »

Mythical creatures Vol. IV – The dolphin man

The pirates got scared and jumped into the sea, where they turned into dolphins. According to the legend, this explains why dolphins accompany and save shipwreck survivors, as they are the pirates who want to expiate their guilt…

Leer más »

Cyzicus and the cereal

This beautiful tetradrachm points out the importance of the cereal for the inhabitants of Mysia in general and Cyzicus in particular. On the obverse, we find Kore Soteira (Persephone), daughter of Zeus and Demeter, embodiment of vegetation…

Leer más »
Categories