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11 Oct 2021

Greek Drachma and the origins of atomic theory

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Democritus believed thatatoms were uniform, solid, hard, incompressible, and indestructibleand that they moved in infinite numbers through empty space until stopped. Differences in atomic shape and size determined the various properties of matter.


Greece's Mint main house inmortalized the philosopher presence issuing this coin marvel. The sample included in the images belongs to 1992 and circulated in Athens and the Greek territories.


The formal aspects of modern Philosophy and in this case the study of atomic and electron orbits were signaled into Occidental thought by Democritus and his teacher. The Drachma coin I have chosen for this blog post is one of my favorite international coins within my collection.

One of the most attractive themes in coins is the art and its various valuable examples in my collection.


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Comments

I. R. Bama

Level 5

Ah, I had a lot of chemistry in college for a non chemistry major. Those insights lead to our understanding of atoms and their structure. In many ways he was very insightful

Mal_ANA_YN

Level 4

History lesson with much appeal.

Mokie

Level 6

A wonderful coin and an even better back story. Thanks A.C. you've educated me again.

Longstrider

Level 6

I agree with you. This is a great looking coin. Well done. Thanks.

Long Beard

Level 5

Interesting. My niece has quite a few early examples as that's her specialty, ancient coinage. The oldest Greek that I'm aware of being an Owl from around 425 I believe. But she may have one of those discussed.

Golfer

Level 5

Very interesting. Amazing what was being discovered and discussed years ago. Nice coin and topic.

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