Owls, tortoises, pegasi from Pegasos are not only the names of animals but those of the famous coins that circulated in the Greek world at the time of the great statesman Perikles. With the collection of Greek coins, one possesses masterpieces of engraved ancient art, small works of art enclosed on a drop of metal. The Greek poleis actually produced through their coinage the finest artistic expression ever reached within the confines of a coin die.
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