Coins of Other Ancient Civilizations



While no civilization ever matched the artistic brilliance of the Greek coin engravers [Celators], Other cultures produced artistic coins. The Parthian coins started out very similar to Greek style then evolved into more stylistic representations. The Mauryan coins of India have a chaotic symbolic beauty. The Muslim and Chinese coins utilize beautiful caligraphy to set themselves apart. The Sasanian Zoroastrians - well, I'm still trying to figure them out.

Parthian & Sasanian coins

Coins of Islam

Chinese coins

Indian [Mauryan] coins


Picture illustrating the coins in use across civilizations in 150 BCE




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