It's difficult to collect
or deal in Ancient Coins without wondering what they really
meant to those who used them in their everyday lives. This page is
reserved for a monograph in progress on that subject.
Nothing posted yet.
We still don't know
the exact methods that the ancients used to make the dies with which they struck their coins.
There are no written records of their die sinking processes, so we must
reconstruct them from the evidence available in the coins and from
surviving archaeological artifacts.
A provocative coin is illustrated that suggests the possibility of hubbing.
Some ancient bronze coins
issued by the Ptolemies in Egypt, and by cities in Eastern Europe and Asia
Minor during Roman times, have a central dimple on each side whose purpose
has long been a subject of discussion. Current thinking is that this
dimple is an artifact of some kind of turning or machining process.
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