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HOW A SINGLE COIN REFLECTS AN ANCIENT AND ENDURING RELATIONSHIP

In the following article Mediterranean Antiquities historians Carol Thomas and David Coblentz, use an African-headed Greek coin to explore the little-known yet often controversially debated historical relationship between Ancient Greece and Egypt and by extension, the larger connections between Africa and Europe. Their article on their findings appears below.


A tiny object can rewrite history. In this case, the small electrum coin featuring the head of an African pictured here reveals a fascinating link between Africa and Greece from antiquity to the present. Unfortunately, we know very little about the coin itself except that it is from the early classical period and is now in a private collection. Click here to read the full story









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