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Copper Alloy Coin of Tarsus



Copper Alloy

1 in. x 1 1/16 in. x 1/8 in. (2.54 cm x 2.62 cm x 0.36 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: C.795
Geography: Asia, Turkey, Anatolia, Tarsus
Classification: Exchange Media; Coins
Culture/Nationality: Greek
Collection: Hetty Goldman Collection
Findspot: Possibly excavated at 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.
  • bronze - Refers to a broad range of alloys of copper, specifically any non-ferrous alloy of copper, tin, and zinc or other trace metals. Bronze was made before 3,000 BCE -- possibly as early as 10,000 BCE, although its common use in tools and decorative items is dated only in later artifacts. The proportions of copper and tin vary widely, from 70 to 95 percent copper in surviving ancient artifacts. Because of the copper base, bronze may be very malleable and easy to work. By the Middle Ages in Europe, it was recognized that using the metals in certain proportions could yield specific properties. Some modern bronzes contain no tin at all, substituting other metals such as aluminum, manganese, and even zinc. Historically, the term was used interchangeably with "latten." U.S. standard bronze is composed of 90% copper, 7% tin and 3% zinc. Ancient bronze alloys sometimes contained up to 14% tin.
  • coins - Pieces of metal stamped by government authority for use as money.
  • eagles - General term referring to several species in diverse genera of the family Accipitridae, that are not all closely related to each other, but having in common that they are large, powerful hunters, heavy-beaked, and have a fully feathered head and strong feet equipped with great curved talons. Because of their strength and agressive nature, eagles have been a symbol of war and imperial power since Babylonian times.
  • female - Referring to the sex that normally produces eggs or female germ cells.
  • Gods and Goddesses - Added June 2010 by M. Weldon
  • scepters - Staffs or batons borne by sovereigns as ceremonial emblems of authority.
  • Zeus

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