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Classical Drachm of Miletus

Classical
525 BCE - 500 BCE
Silver

11/32 x 3/8 x 3/32 in. (0.9 x 1 x 0.2 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: C.1112
Geography: Asia, Turkey, Anatolia (Miletus)
Classification: Exchange Media; Coins
Collection: Lien Collection
Findspot: Gözlükule, Tarsus, Turkey

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  • Anatolian - Refers to the culture and styles that developed in antiquity in the geographical area of modern Turkey.
  • Animalia - Kingdom containing multicellular organisms having cells bound by a plasma membrane and organized into tissue and specialized tissue systems that permit them to either move about in search of food or to draw food toward themselves. Unable to make their own food within themselves, as photosynthetic plants do, they rely on consuming preformed food. They possess a nervous system with sensory and motor nerves, enabling them to receive environmental stimuli and to respond with specialized movements.
  • coins - Pieces of metal stamped by government authority for use as money.
  • drachmas - Small, silver Greek coins originally equivalent to six obols and issued from the 6th century BCE; usage continued by the Parthians and Sassanians until the 7th century CE.
  • incuse - Use to describe a design or part of one, as on coins, that is rendered in intaglio rather than in relief.
  • stars - Conventionalized figures derived from astronomical stars, having radiating points of any number.

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  • A Treasury of Knowledge: An Exhibition of the Bryn Mawr Collection of Ancient Coins , Sep 1, 2005 – Dec 1, 2005

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