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Ancient bee coins from Mysia

MYSIA, Kyzikos. 460-400 BC.
Bee with straight wings, seen from above, with a tuna fish or tunny fish as it is also known, below. The reverse of the coin is a quadripartite granulated incuse square.
Mysia was an area in the northwest of ancient Asia Minor or Anatolia, part of modern Turkey.
Cyzicus (Greek) or Kyzikos (Ottoman Turkish), was an ancient town of Mysia with a very complex history.

RESOURCE: Asia Minor Coins

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