Saturday, September 01, 2018

Ancient coin motifs on modern coins

NUMISMATICS: Ancient Coins on Modern Coins (Mike Markowitz, CoinWeek).
Coin engravers inherit a rich legacy of classical art. Ancient Greek and Roman images permeate modern numismatic design. Often, an ancient design is reinterpreted in modern style, but sometimes an ancient coin is simply reproduced on a modern piece.
The article gives lots of examples from ancient and modern Israel, as well as the Greco-Roman world and modern Europe. And even a couple from the U.S.A. and modern Britain.

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