Silver Ingots from Syria

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 19 October 2016
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A wide-spread silver trade existed in the Mediterranean before coins were introduced. Silver coins continued to follow these routes, and mixed hoards of ingots and coins were buried across the Near East and Egypt between 550 to 475 BCE. These ingots were found in Syria, together with coins produced in Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus. Four silver ingots, probably made in the area of modern Syria, circa early 400s. (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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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, October 19). Silver Ingots from Syria. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Silver Ingots from Syria." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 19, 2016.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Silver Ingots from Syria." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 19 Oct 2016. Web. 28 Nov 2020.

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