Coins from Alexander the Great found in Syria

Mar 8, 2010 | Posted by: macedonian1 | Full story: www.google.com

More than 250 silver coins dating back to the time of Alexander the Great were unearthed in northern Syria, a Syrian archaeologist said Thursday. The coins date from the Hellenic period, which ranges from 4th to the 1st centuries B.C. after Macedonian warrior-king Alexander the Great spread Greek culture into Middle East and beyond with his conquests.

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George

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WOW what happened to this thread, I thought this was discussing Syria
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United Macedonians wrote:
"Macedonian warrior-king Alexander the Great spread Greek culture into Middle East and beyond with his conquests."
History cannot be reinvented.
http://youtu.be/mIRe5tnqRKM
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MAKEDONIA ALWAYS GREECE

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Feb 7, 2012
 
United Macedonians wrote:
"Macedonian warrior-king Alexander the Great spread Greek culture into Middle East and beyond with his conquests."
History cannot be reinvented.
http://youtu.be/5pF7kx0UCMc
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MAKEDONIA ALWAYS GREECE

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Feb 7, 2012
 
United Macedonians wrote:
"Macedonian warrior-king Alexander the Great spread Greek culture into Middle East and beyond with his conquests."
History cannot be reinvented.
http://youtu.be/mIRe5tnqRKM
correct!!!!
MAKEDONIA ALWAYS GREECE

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Nov 17, 2012
 
United Macedonians wrote:
Hellenistic found In Syria. What do the FYROMian academicians have to say about this? Are they really hellenistic or maybe they are ancient Yugoslav?
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All Macedonian coins with any writing at all prior to the Roman conquest and even after the Roman conquest have Greek writing on them. The denominations are Greek (drachma). Here are some more:
Macedonian coins in Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum
http://www.sylloge-nummorum-graecorum.org/
More Greek Coins
http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/i.html
http://www.s110120695.websitehome.co.uk/SNG/s...
Macedonian octobol from the reign of Alexander I -500-450 BC, with the word ALEXANDRO in Greek , Lewis Collection
http://www.s110120695.websitehome.co.uk/SNG/s...
Macedonian Stater from the reign of Archelaos I, patron of Euripides,-425-400 BC with the word ARXELAO in Greek, Manchester University Museum
http://www.s110120695.websitehome.co.uk/SNG/s...
Macedonian Stater from the reign of Archelaos I, patron of Euripides,-425-400 BC with the word ARXELAO in Greek, Fitzwilliam Museum
http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/macedon...
Macedonian Stater c.-394 from the reign of Pausanias with head of Apollo and the word PAYSANIA in Greek. From the William and Louise Fielder Collection.
http://www.s110120695.websitehome.co.uk/SNG/s...
Macedonian didrachm from the reign of Amyntas III with the word AMYNTA in Greek,-400-350 BC. From the Blackburn Museum.
http://www.s110120695.websitehome.co.uk/SNG/s...
Macedonian tetradrachm from the reign of Philip II, head of Zeus with the word FILIPPOY in Greek,-375-350 BC, Newnham Davies Collection.
http://youtu.be/mIRe5tnqRKM
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Coins for sweet Syriana

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#28
Nov 21, 2012
 
Alexander the Great dropped those gold coins for sweet Syriana for pick.I will go there and drop some more as sweetest Syriana deserves them all.

To Syriana sweet so you serve
Drop gold coins she does deserve
Coins she looks through her sweet eyes
She stepped out of clouds and skies

Say she's fairy stepped from clouds
She amazes all the crowds
Not just coins, give your heart
To Syriana right from start

Rub the coins on her cheeks
Then the kisses my heart seeks
Kisses on her cheeks and lips
To her my heart allways slips

Syriana got the coins of gold
Wish my heart also she does hold
When I close my eyes for sleep
She is there my love to keep
samostojna MK

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The moment someone today, finds ancient Macedonian coins and script in Macedonian, they prefer to join the rest of loony bin idiot historians and trow in name Greek or Hellenic.
It does not make sence. And if it does not make sence, it can not be truth.
Hellenis and Greeks, are created much later from Ale=ander's campagn.
With him,he spread Macedonian culture writing language
costom, music, dance, in order to unite the world.
There is more to Macedonians then Alexander and his acheavements. There is an ancient massage, no historian has unraveled, because they were creating
new concept, Greece, which they shuved everywhere in ancient history of Macedonians.
Who give them the right to neglect Macedonians in favor of newly creating Greeks and Helenis.?
CANADEZOS

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Nov 21, 2012
 
samostojna MK wrote:
The moment someone today, finds ancient Macedonian coins and script in Macedonian, they prefer to join the rest of loony bin idiot historians and trow in name Greek or Hellenic.
It does not make sence. And if it does not make sence, it can not be truth.
Hellenis and Greeks, are created much later from Ale=ander's campagn.
With him,he spread Macedonian culture writing language
costom, music, dance, in order to unite the world.
There is more to Macedonians then Alexander and his acheavements. There is an ancient massage, no historian has unraveled, because they were creating
new concept, Greece, which they shuved everywhere in ancient history of Macedonians.
Who give them the right to neglect Macedonians in favor of newly creating Greeks and Helenis.?
ILLITERATE YUGOSLAVA!POUTANOVA ==>> WHY DON'T YOU TAKE FEW MINUTES&WATCH THIS DOCUMENTARY WHICH WAS TELEVISED FOR THE WORLD TO WATCH!==>ALEXANDRIA THE GREATEST CITY==>>YOU JUST MIGHT LEARN SOMETHING!

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Syrian

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George wrote:
WOW what happened to this thread, I thought this was discussing Syria
That's where the coins were discovered.
mkz 6

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Nov 27, 2012
 
Syrian wrote:
<quoted text> That's where the coins were discovered.
after the battle of gugamela ,alexander went south passing Syria where the coins appear possible to get supplies then went south to lebanon ,the battle of sidona ,he transferd rocks to get to the island city,any way went to egypt than came back north turning right to Asia.those coins greek alfabet on them ,how those FYROMIANS can claim alexander? beats me

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