Coins and art
When the state treasurer put his stamp on a small piece of metal, he cared not only to record the purity and weight of the metal with this action, but…

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Old Russian monetary system
For quite a long time, the fact has been noticed that treasures belonging to the period from the 9th to the 11th century contain quite a lot of fragments and…

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Coins of the island of Svalbard
A little story of a small place. Svalbard is a set of islands that are located in the area of ​​the Arctic Ocean. In 1920, these islands joined Norway. At…

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Greco-Bactrian rulers and their coins

The history of the dynasty of the Greco-Bactrian empire, as recorded on the coins, of a powerful state that was located in the upper regions of the river, now known as the Amu Darya, and previously the Oxus River, was placed on the coins. Here you can see absolutely all the rulers of this kingdom, and find out about each minimum of information in order to understand what kind of person it was.

By the middle of the third century BC, the Greco-Bactrian kingdom was separated from the Seleucids, the inheriting power of the Macedonian king Alexander. Bactria is considered to be a border state between the West and the East, here the culture of Central Asia was perfectly combined with the statehood of ancient Greece, which formed the so-called Hellenistic center. Continue reading

3 coins of medieval England
A rather large role in collecting coins is played by the age of the coins themselves, and the older they are, the more valuable your collection will be. A typical…

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Coins and art
When the state treasurer put his stamp on a small piece of metal, he cared not only to record the purity and weight of the metal with this action, but…

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Coins of Ivan the Terrible
A small miniature from the Russian annals of the 17th century depicts the process of making coins. From this it is known that silver billets were first smelted in a…

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History of tokens
Tokens have a rather interesting story. They have at all times been used as support for real currency. But in itself, a token is considered "non-currency". Let's dive into history…

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