Cyrenaica. Cyrene – Kyrenaica. Kyrene AR Tetradrachm around 400 BC
Cyrene located about 100 miles east of Benghazi in Libya. Famous for it’s cultivation of Silphium (also known as laser) was so closely identified with the plant that it appears on the city’s coins. Silphium was prized throughout the ancient world, for its medicinal virtues and for perfumes and brought great wealth to the city, It is believe that the plant is now extinct.
Obverse: Bearded head of Jupiter Ammon with ram’s horn.
Reverse: Silphium plant
Diameter: 25 mm
Material: Silver plated lead free pewter
Made by us in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on flip insert.