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Old Sep 6, 2010, 08:00 AM   #1
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Towns and Times of Philosophers

When I actively collected, I was inspired by the Carl Sagan Cosmos episode "Backbone of the Night" to acquire coins from the lifetimes of philosophers. I had about 50 names linked to coins, from Thales of Miletus to Hypatia of Alexandria.

Among them was this:
Syrakusa 474-450 BCE.
AR Litra.
obv: Artemis Arethusa / rev: Cuttlefish
Alfoeldi 136 "Obol"; Beohringer 467 or 451;
0.65 grams
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