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Greek Silver Coin Reproductions

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It seems that the Greeks started to make coins as long ago as 635BC. Before then, they had used as currency small pieces of iron or copper that they called obeloi. Then someone had the idea of making silver coin to take the place of 6 obeloi, or a handful, which is what the word drchma means. These Greek coins, some of the earliest ever made, are also amongst the most beautiful the world has seen.

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