Tetadrachm Sicily

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Rheingold, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. Rheingold

    Rheingold Well-Known Member

    I'm impressed about this striking resemblance......the tetradrachm is about two and a half thousand years older.
    It seems that history repeats itself and the designs of the coins, too.
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  3. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    Another comparison that shows Saint Gaudens was obviously influenced by the design of Ptolemaic tetradrachms can be seen below :smuggrin:.

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  4. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    Cool. That is a lovely coin. I have the tiny version of it in the form of a Litra

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  5. Alegandron

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

    Nice to see you in the Ancients Forum of CT @Rheingold . I agree with your thoughts. Personally, I believe many of todays designs and subjects struck on coins are copies of coins minted during Ancient times. Being in Manufacturing for over 40 years, there were several instances where we searched for cool designs to manufacture, and found inspiration in ancient designs and scenes to make in our product. The amazing thing is how folks during Ancient times originally thought about, then created those designs through items they manufactured. Outside Modern Humans harnessing the electron, there is not much different between Humans thousands of years ago vs. today's Humans.

    I enjoy collecting Modern Gold coins, and have seen many designs inspired from my Ancient coins.

    I have posted this before, but since I enjoy the Roman Republic's history and innovatons, I thought that I would bring another similar design replicated from the past.

    I always felt this of Roman Victory to Modern Angel...

    Roman Republic
    Anonymous AR Didrachm. 6.55g, 18mm, 6h.
    Rome, circa 265-242 BC.
    Obv: Head of Roma right, wearing Phrygian helmet, cornucopiae behind
    Rev: ROMANO, Victory standing right, attaching wreath to long palm, YY in right field.
    Ref: Sear 25; Crawford 22/1; RSC 7.
    From the Eucharius Collection

    compared to:

    Gold French 20 Franc lucky angel
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  6. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    Nice struttin' cock on that gold. Oh no, don't even go there! :jawdrop::cool:
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  7. Rheingold

    Rheingold Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the warm welcome in the ancient Forum @Alegandron

    Your comparison of the two coins is amazing:)
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  8. Archeocultura

    Archeocultura Well-Known Member

    I have not got so many Greek coins, let alone with eagles on them, apart from a couple of Ptolemaeic bronzes; This is a hemidrachm.

    Frans Egypt Alexandria Ptolemaeos IV hemidrachmai.jpg
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