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Started by Figleaf, February 09, 2011, 11:46:51 AM
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Quote from: Figleaf on February 20, 2011, 11:22:29 PMThe question "what would be the oldest music-related coin" came up in the tired brain. Well, there are ancient Jewish coins with a four-stringed lyra and there must be others. Can't think of anything in the middle ages. The renaissance saw the emergence of disciplined armies and to covey commands on a battlefield, you need trumpets and drums. No trumpets yet, but here's a drum on a coin from Prussia. It comes with the barrel of a cannon, flags and assorted war instruments to form war loot, taken by a victorious king Fred.Peter