Portraiture and the Persians

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The purpose of this brief paper is to consider the relationship between the choice of coin types to represent the authority of the Persian king and his officials, and the emergence of portraiture on coins during the fourth century BC. It reflects the recent work of a number of scholars, and is intended simply as an expression of some thoughts (not all conventional) on the background to the royal coinages of the Hellenistic period.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-125
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Numismatic Association of Australia
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventNumismatic Association of Australia Conference (NAAC2005) - Sydney
Duration: 25 Nov 200527 Nov 2005


  • Persian coinage
  • Greek numismatic protraiture
  • classical Greek coinage

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