Ancient Phoenicia Coin Denominations

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Colby J., Oct 16, 2019.

  1. Colby J.

    Colby J. Well-Known Member

    I would like to spread my knowledge of ancient coins by going to Phoenician Numismatics for a bit. The facts are sort of scrambled not the web with branch mints, stuff about Carthage, and debates and whatnot. What I really need to start is a list of all the denominations, if there is any, and recommendations where to start learning about them.
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    Try wild winds, under Greek Phoenicia cities, you could start a list from the coin references, like Shekel, Dishekel, 1/4 shekel, 1/8 shekel, tetradrachm, Diobol, Etc.
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  4. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    Check wild winds under Gades or Gadir .
  5. bcuda

    bcuda Well-Known Member

    I just looked and some of them are :
    Quadrans - Quarter Unit
    1/2 Shekel
    1/4 Shekel
    1 1/2 Shekel
    As - Unit
    Half Unit
    1/12 shekel
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  6. Ed Snible

    Ed Snible Well-Known Member

    Over 100 years ago Barclay Head wrote about the difficulties . Except for the use of the English "grains" instead of grams I don't think the subject is any different today. The ancient economy was changing from measuring silver by weight to coins. It was made up of different ethnic groups with their own market traditions. The economy was also on a "quest" for "bimetallism": coins of gold and silver with an agreed value correspondence while supply and depend fluctuated.
  7. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Ed: Did you mean "supply of DEPENDS" or did you mean "supply and demand" ?

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