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Obol, Perrhaebi tribe (Thessaly

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high grade example of an Obol of the Perrhaebi tribe (Thessaly) struck circa 480 - 400 BC.

Ref: BMC4 / SG 2171

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.....some would have us believe that small coins were carried by mouth. Not the most hygienic method of keeping hold of coins.

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I’m guessing that hygiene was different in those days. 😱

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3 hours ago, Art1.2 said:

I’m guessing that hygiene was different in those days. 😱

I can think of less hygienic ways they may very well have used to transport small coins, although I have yet to come across any  learned reference in that respect.

 

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