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Today's post introduces the ancient money portion of our focus. As we note in the right hand column. "Money is the constant. Companies need it to grow. Ancients invented it."
Above you will find the images of 16 ancient coins and an opportunity. Each of these coins were hand stamped from hand engraved dies and widely circulated before the birth of Christ. Some were issued centuries before.
The opportunity is in the form of a contest.
Whoever identifies the most coins correctly by five p.m. on Sunday, September 25 wins a pre-publication proof copy of Ancient Selfies signed by the author. Send your entry to Clinton@readjanus.com (if you post it as a comment everyone see your answers). Identify the figure on the coin or the issuer of the coin to win. In the case of a tie, the first entrant sending in their tie entry will be declared the winner.
Ancient Selfies will publish in print and ebook form later this year. It provides an anecdotal history from 550 BC to 40 BC using the coins rulers issues to illustrate the times and, in so doing, invites readers to experience an ancient world that created the foundations for our modern civilization in a new and tangible way.
Ancient rulers realized the power their coins had to broadcast images that could shape impressions and deliver messages to their subjects and trading partners. (See our earlier posting on Who invented the Selfie.) With carefully selected images, they used their coins to convey messages of strength and power, to celebrate accomplishments and beliefs and, sometimes, to deceive. In the process, they left a record of images that let us see the ancient world as the ancients themselves saw it.
Good luck with your entry!
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