Coinage was a means of self-representation and self-promotion for ancient Greek city-states. This selection of coins demonstrates some of the ways in which the design of the coin represented the city-state from which it originated. The designs might refer to an associated god or myth as in the cases of Corinth, Sikyon and the Athenian tetradrachm. The tetradrachm and the coins from Kyrene and Pantikapaion illustrate distinctive products. The symbols on the coins from Rhodes, Leontini and Phokaia are puns on the name of the city-state.
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