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Portraits on Coins Antiquity

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The first human being who dared to have his individual features presented on coins was Tissaphernes (c. 445-395 BC), a Persian nobleman and satrap of Lydia. Other Persian sovereigns soon followed his example; but in the western world, it would take some more time until the portrait appeared on coins. This is be the subject of this coin tour.

Portraits on Coins Antiquity