Seleucid Coin with Date


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 31 October 2016
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In the ancient world, some coins had dates on them. giving us precise information as to when people ruled. These coins are inscribed with dates, so they give fixed points in the chronology of ancient states, to which other evidence can be related. Silver tetradrachm coin from Seleucia (modern-day Syria), year 13 (equivalent to 95-94 BCE). From the Thomas Burgon Collection. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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