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Two Hemiobols from Abdera


mmarotta
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These were the last two coins I bought to complete my collection of small Greek silvers, worth about a day's wages, from the towns and times of famous philosophers. I bought an Abdera obol some years earlier, but then re-attributed it to Samos. Abdera was the home of Democritus (Demokritos) and Protagoras. Democritus posited the existence of atoms (uncuttables) as the ultimate constituent of matter. Protagoras is known from the Dialogues of Plato for his debate with Socrates.

 

(The images are in my Gallery. I am still having problems here. I cannot upload images from my computer. I was looking for a way to link from the Gallery, but I do not see that option.)

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