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IF YOU FOLLOW THIS BLOG and wonder who identified the most coins from our September 19 entry Who do you know? wonder no longer. The winner and recipient of the proof copy of Ancient Selfies is John Runningen, Atlanta-based Principal with Commenda Capital.
John identified six of the faces on the coins. If you number the rows (1-4) and letter the columns (A-D) , those faces are Cleopatra (A1), Ptolemy I (A2), Philip of Macedon (B1), Marc Antony (B2), Alexander the Great (C2), Octavian Augustus (C3),
Congratulations John! And, thanks to all who expressed interest in the exercise.
The identified coins were hand stamped and issued in the four centuries before Christ. Cleopatra's coins was issued by her while she was under attack by the forces of her brother Ptolemy XIII on the island of Cyprus. Alexander's coin was issued from Ecbatana, the city where he threw a three month celebration of his great victory over the Persians at Gaugamela.
These stories and others like them are the subject of Ancient Selfies, soon to be released in paper and ebook editions.
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