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Abydos.

Bronze coin from Abydos, Troas (modern day Turkey) showing on the obverse the head of Marcus Aurelius and on the reverse Roma seated left, holding Palladium and spear, shield at her side.

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Abyssinia.

Silver proof thaler from Abyssinia showing on the obverse the head of Empress Maria Theresa and on the reverse the Hapsburg coat of arms. Restrike.

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Acragas.

Electrotype coins (one showing each side) from Acragas (Agrigento, Italy). Shows a crab and a sea eagle with the inscription AKRAC-ANTO? .

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Aegina.

Silver stater from Aegina (Greece) showing on the obverse a land tortoise with thirteen plates and on the reverse an incuse square with five compartments containing letters and a dolphin.

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Aenus.

Electrotype tetradrachm from Ainos (Thrace, modern day Enez, Turkey) showing the head of Hermes on the obverse and a goat standing above a torch on the reverse.

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Africa.

Silver denarius from a moving military mint in North Africa showing on the obverse the head of Venus and on the reverse Aeneas holding the Palladium and carrying Anchises on his shoulder. Coin was minted during the reign of Julius Caesar.

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Alexandria.

Bronze follis from Alexandria (Egypt) showing on the obverse the head of Constantius I and on the reverse Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae.

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Alexandria.

Silver tetradrachm from Alexandria (Egypt) showing on the obverse the head of Ptolemy I and on the reverse an eagle standing on a thunderbolt with the date IIZ in the left field.

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Alexandria.

Bronze follis from Alexandria (Egypt) showing on the obverse the head of Maximian I and on the reverse Genius holding paterna and cornucopia.

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Amphipolis.

Electrotype tetradrachm from Amphipolis (Greece). The obverse shows the head of Apollo and the reverse a lit race torch surrounded by the city name.

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Antioch.

Bronze coin from Antioch (Turkey) showin gon the obverse the head of Constantius II and on the reverse a fallen horseman being slayed by a soldier.

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Aquitaine.

Silver denier from Aquitaine (France) showing on the obverse a cross with RICARDVS REX and on the reverse PICTAVIENSIS in three lines across the field.

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Aquitaine.

Silver denier from Aquitaine (France) showing on the obverse the head of Edward II and on the reverse a long cross with crowns in the angles.

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Athens.

Silver tetradrachm from Athens (Greece) showing on the obverse the head of Athena and on the reverse an owl with the letters AOE.

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Athens.

Silver tetradrachm from Athens (Greece) showing on the obverse the head of Athena and on the reverse an owl with the letters AOE.

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Athens.

Silver drachma from Athens (Greece) showing on the obverse the head of Athena and on the reverse an owl with the letters AOE.

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Athens.

Silver Tritartemorion (or 3/4 obol) from Athens, Greece. Obverse shows a head of Athena and the reverse the letters AOE surrounded by crescents.

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Athens.

Silver hemiobol from Athens (Greece) showing on the obverse the head of Athena and the reverse an owl and the letters AOE. The hemiobol was often used in Greek mythology to pay the Ferryman to cross the River Styx.

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Athens.

Silver obol from Athens (Greece) showing on the obverse a four spoked wheel and on the reverse incuse of same.

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Austria.

Silver thaler from the Austrian Empire showing on the obverse the head of Empress Maria Theresa and on the reverse the Hapsburg coat of arms.

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Bactria.

Silver obol from Bactria (central Asia now parts of Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan) showing on the obverse the head of Eucratides I and on the reverse caps and palms of the Dioscuri.

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Calais.

Silver groat from Calais (England) showing on the obverse the head of Henry VI and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

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Canterbury.

Silver halfgroat from Canterbury (England) showing on the obverse the head of Henry VIII and on the reverse a cross fourche over quartered coat of arms. The coin was minted under the authority of the Church.

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Canterbury.

Silver penny from Canterbury (England) showing on the obverse the head of John and on the reverse a short cross with four pellets in the angles.

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Canterbury.

Silver penny from Canterbury (England) showing on the obverse the head of Edward I and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

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Cappadocia.

Silver drachma from Cappadocia (modern day Turkey) showing the head of Ariobarzanes I on the obverse and ont he reverse Athena standing left, holding Nike, shiel and a spear.

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Cappadocia.

Silver drachma from Cappadocia (modern day Turkey) showing the head of Ariarathes IV on the obverse and ont he reverse Athena standing left, holding Nike, shiel and a spear.

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Carthage.

Electrotype coin from Carthage showing on the obverse the head of the Goddess Tanit and on the reverse a pegasus. The coin was created at the British Museum and bears the incuse initials RR on the edge for Robert Ready.

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Carthage.

Electrotype coins (one showing each side) from Carthage (modern day Tunisia). Shows the head of Tanit and a standing horse.

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Caulonia.

Silver stater from the ancient city of Caulonia (in Italy) showing on the obverse Apollo with a branch and a stag to his right. On reverse same incuse.

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Corcyra.

Silver stater from Corcyra (on Cofru) showing on the obverse a cow with a suckling calf, and on the reverse a stellate pattern in double rectangles.

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Corinth.

Silver drachma from Corinth (Greece) showing on the obverse the head of Aphrodite and on the reverse a pegasus.

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Corinth.

Electrotype coins (one showing each side) from Corinth (Greece). Shows the head of Athena wearing a Corinth helmet, and a pegasus.

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Edgar William Pyke coin collection.

Collection of coins ranging from the Persian Empire of the 6th century BCE to 19th century Britain. The coins reflect the development of the monetary systems, art, religion and shifting borders of the world. Also included are a coin weight and various electrotype coin reproductions.

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Egypt.

Silver tetradrachm from Egypt showing on the obverse the head of Ptolemy XII and on the reverse an eagle.

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England.

Silver double florin England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse crowned shields with sceptres in the angles.

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England.

Bronze farthing from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse Britannia seated. This is a bun farthing, so called because of the young head of Queen Victoria with a bun, with a beaded border.

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England.

Silver florin from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse crowned cruciform shields; thistle, rose, & shamrock in each quarter between trefoil arches.

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England.

Silver two pence from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse a 2. Also a brass commemorative token issued upon the marriage of Prince Albert to Queen Victoria. The obverse shows the head of Prince Albert and the reverse the words �BORN AUG 26 1819 MARRIED FEB 10 1840� across the field.

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England.

Silver crown from England showing on the obverse the head of King George IV and on the reverse an image of St. King George slaying the dragon.

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England.

Gold half guinea showing on the obverse the head of King George III and on the reverse a spade shaped shield.

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England.

Silver coins from England showing on the obverse the head of King George II and on the reverse four crowned shields surrounding a garter star. These appear to be one shilling and two sixpence.

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England.

Silver farthing from England showing on the obverse the head of Charles II and on the reverse Britannia seated.

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England.

Bronze coin weight for the god Unite coin, valued at twenty shillings, or one pound. The obverse shows the head of Charles I and the reverse a crown and XX.

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England.

Silver sixpence from England showing on the obverse the head of Elizabeth I with a rose and on the reverse a square topped shield with the date 1561.

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England.

Silver penny from England showing on the obverse the words EADGAR REX around a small cross and on the reverse the words GRID MONE, indicating the moneyer.

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England.

Silver crown from England showing on the obverse the head of King George V and on the reverse St. George slaying the dragon. This is a jubilee issue.

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England.

Silver crown from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse St. George slaying the dragon. This is a jubilee issue.

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England.

Silver shilling from England showing on the obverse the head of King George IV and on the reverse a lion over a crown and a rose.

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England.

Silver coins from England showing on the obverse the head of King George III (penny with 1 on the reverse) and King George IV (groat with 4 on the reverse). Both of these are maundy coins.

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England.

Silver coins from England showing on the obverse the head of King George II and the reverse a 3 (threepence), a 4 (fourpence), four shields surrounding a garter star with crowns in the angles (Shilling and sixpence).

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England.

Silver shilling from England showing on the obverse the head of King George I and on the reverse four crowned shields surrounding a garter star with C and SS in the angles. This is a South Sea Company issue that was minted from silver found by the South Sea Company in Indonesia in 1722.

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England.

Silver halfcrown from England showing on the obverse the heads of William and Mary and on the reverse a crowned quartered shield of arms.

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England.

Silver farthing from England showing on the obverse the head of Mary and on the reverse the head of William. This pattern farthing was struck as an experimental coin and was never entered into circulation.

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England.

Silver two pence from England showing on the obverse the head of Charles II and on the reverse a square topped shield quartered with the arms of England and France combined in 1st and 4th quarters, Scotland and Ireland, on a cross fleury.

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England.

Silver fine shilling from England showing on the obverse the head of Edward VI and on the reverse a cross fourch�e over quartered coat of arms.

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England.

Silver crown from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse St. George slaying the dragon. This is a diamond jubilee issue.

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England.

Silver coins from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse the numbers 1, 2, 3, & 4. This is an 1885 maundy set.

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England.

Silver crown from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse crowned, cruciform shields around Garter Star; rose, thistle, & shamrock in quarters; all within Gothic frame.

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England.

Silver crown from England showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse a crowned shield of arms within olive wreath; thistle, rose, & shamrock below.

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England.

Silver groat from England showing on the obverse the head of William IV and on the reverse Britannia seated.

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England.

Silver sixpence from England showing on the obverse the head of Anne and on the reverse four crowned shields surrounding a garter star. This is a Vigo issue, coins stamped from silver or gold captured from the Spanish in Vigo Bay during the War of Spanish Succession.

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England.

Silver shilling from England showing on the obverse the head of James I and on the reverse the shield of arms.

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England.

Silver threr half pence from England showing on the obverse the head of Elizabeth I and on the reverse a cross fourch�e over quartered coat of arms with the date.

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England.

Silver sixpence from England showing on the obverse the head of Victoria and on the reverse the same in reverse. This coin is a brockage error during the minting process.

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England.

Silver dollar from England showing on the obverse the head of King George III and on the reverse Britannia seated surrounded by FIVE SHILLINGS DOLLAR and then again by BANK OF ENGLAND. This coin has been struck over a Spanish dollar.

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England.

Silver shilling from England showing on the obverse the head of King George II and on the reverse four crowned shields surrounding a garter star. This is a Lima issue, coins stamped from silver captured from the Spanish that had been mined in Peru, near Lima.

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England.

Silver groat from England showing on the obverse the overlapping heads of William and Mary and on the reverse a crown over 4. This groat was issued in 1689 as Maundy money.

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England.

Silver crown from England showing on the obverse the head of Charles II and on the reverse four crowned shields with crossed C's between.

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England.

Silver jubilee sixpence from England showing on the obverse the head of Victoria and on the reverse a shield. This reverse design was withdrawn after this year as coins were being gilded and passed off as half sovereigns.

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England.

Silver alloy coin from eastern England minted by the Brittonic Iceni people. The image on the obverse is obscured and the reverse seems to show a stylized horse.

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Ephesus.

Bronze coin from Ephesus, Ionia (modern day Turkey). The obverse shows a bee and the reverse shows a stag looking to the right over its shoulder along with the inscription of the magistrate.

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Epirus.

Electrotype didrachm from the kingdom of Epirus (modern day Greece and Albania) from the time of King Pyrrhus. The obverse shows the helmeted head of Aliches, and the reverse thetis vieled riding a hippocamp and holding the shield of Achilles.

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Euboea.

Silver drachma from the Euboean league (Island of Euboea, Greece) showing on the obverse the head of Euboea and on the reverse a bull's head and kantharos.

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France.

Silver 5 franc coin from France showing on the obverse the head of Napoleon and on the reverse 5 FRANCS. Edge inscription reads 'France Dieu Protes.'

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Gaul.

Silver quinarius from central Gaul (modern day France) minted by the Gallic Sequani people. The obverse shows the helmeted head of Roma and the reverse a galloping horse.

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Gaul.

Silver coin from Gaul (modern day France) minted by the Gallic Aedui people. The image on the obverse shows the helmeted head of Roma and the reverse a horse.

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Greece.

Bronze coin from Greece showing on the obverse the helmeted head of Athena and on the reverse Pan erecting a trophy. The coin was minted during the time of Antigonus II Gonatas.

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Ireland.

Silver penny from Ireland showing on the obverse the head of Henry III in a triangle and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

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Ireland.

Copper halfcrown from Ireland showing on the obverse the head of James II and on the reverse a crown over crossed sceptres with the date 1689 Aug. This so-called gunmoney (called such because of the belief that it was made from melted down guns) was issued during the Williamite War in Ireland and was intended to be traded in for silver coinage after James II won the war (which he did not). The fiscal year was changed in March of 1689 and the August date on the coin indicates the date for redemption.

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Isle of Man.

Bronze farthing from the Isle of Man showing on the obverse the head of Queen Victoria and on the reverse the three-legged Manx triskelion.

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Italy.

Silver denarius from a military mint, possibly in Italy, showing on the obverse an elephant trampling a horned serpent over the word Caesar and on the reverse priestly implements. Stuck during the reign of Julius Caesar after his crossing of the Rubicon into Italy. This coin was possibly struck from the horde at the State treasury at the Temple of Saturn in Rome.

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La Rochelle.

Silver hardi from La Rochelle (France) showing on the obverse Edward the Black Prince and on the reverse a long cross with leopards and fleur de lis in the angles.

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Lincoln.

Silver penny from Lincoln (England) showing on the obverse the head of Cnut and on the reverse a short cross.

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Lincoln.

Silver penny from Lincoln (England) showing on the obverse the head of Edward the Confessor and on the reverse an expanding cross.

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London.

Silver shilling from London (England) showing on the obverse the bust of Charles I, the king of England, Scotland and Ireland. The reverse shows the British coat of arms.

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London.

Silver light groat from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Edward IV and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

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London.

Silver halfgroat from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Henry V and the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

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London.

Silver penny from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Aethelred II and on the reverse the hand of God.

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London.

Bronze coin from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Carausius and on the reverse Pax walking holding branch and sceptre.

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London.

SIlver groat from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Mary and on the reverse cross fourch�e over quartered coat of arms,

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London.

Silver groat from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Henry VII in profile and on the reverse a cross fourch�e over the arms of England/France. This is the first English coin to show a king's life like portrait.

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London.

Silver groat from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Edward III and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

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London.

Bronze follis from London (England) showing on the obverse the bust of Constantine II and on the reverse an altar with the letters VOP IS XX.

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London.

Silver halfpenny from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Richard II and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

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London.

Bronze follis from London (England) showing on the obverse the bust of Crispus and on the reverse a wreath surrounding the letters VOT X.

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London.

Silver halfcrown from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Oliver Cromwell and on the reverse a quartered shield showing the arms of England Scotland and Ireland, surmounted by a large crown.

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London.

Bronze coin from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Constantine I and on the reverse Sol holding a robe and raising right hand.

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Lucania.

Silver Nomos from Lucania (modern day Southern Italy) showing on the obverse Poseidon walking with a raised trident and on the reverse a bull standing left in circular incuse.

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Lydia.

Silver half stater from the Kingdom of Lydia, minted in Sardis during the reign of King Croesus. The obverse shows the facing foreparts of a lion and a bull and the reverse shows two incuse squares.

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