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Hi all Greek collectors. After the popularity, and the fun everybody had with the Roman Version, I would like to start a Greek version. I would like some opinions on how to structure it. My thoughts are as follows.

Any God, Goddess, mythological figures, Town or City names are all included. As for the alphabet itself should it be the "English version" understood by all, or the Greek alphabet? Or a version that includes the missing few letters ?

Also is this an accurate rendition of the Greek?

The uppercase and lowercase forms of the 24 letters are: Α α, Β β, Γ γ, Δ δ, Ε ε, Ζ ζ, Η η, Θ θ, Ι ι, Κ κ, Λ λ, Μ μ, Ν ν, Ξ ξ, Ο ο, Π π, Ρ ρ, Σ σ/ς, Τ τ, Υ υ, Φ φ, Χ χ, Ψ ψ, Ω ω.

I look forward to your input.

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Yes Greek alphabet. Do Greek numerals count (for officinas)? They confuse the hell out of me.

1st letter: Α. Number 1
2nd letter: B. Number 2
3rd letter: Γ. Number 3
4th letter: Δ. Number 4
5th letter: E. Number 5
6th letter: Z. Number 7
7th letter: H. Number 8
8th letter: Θ. Number 9
9th letter: I. Number 10
10th letter: K. Number 20
Not a letter: ϛ. Number 6. Not to be confused with ς, the 18th letter and number 200. Sigma, Stigma.

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Re alphabet Z (D)is missing for a thread finale of Zankle etc if we place that last  but we could go down rabbit holes with local scripts so I can’t see any reason we can’t cope with the alphabet - koppa-Corinth is the only other main city I can think of off the top of my head that’s not there and no great chances to use poor neglected sampi outside of MeSembria.😀




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Capitalizing S in Mesembria
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Sicilian A -

Abakainon.  Circa 430-420 BC. AR Litra (13mm, 0.73 g, 5h). Laureate and bearded head of Zeus right / Boar standing right; acorn to right, ABA-KAINI (partially retrograde) around from exergue.






Adranon. Circa 339-317 BC. Æ (19mm, 7.29 g, 1h). Head of horned river-god left, wearing tainia / Bull charging right. ΑΔΡΑΝΙΤΑΝ around.



Agyrion. Circa 420-405 BC. Æ Hemilitron (17mm, 3.81 g, 9h). Head of young male (river god Chrysas?) right / Forepart of Acheloös Palagkaios, as man-headed bull, right.




ACRAGAS. Ca. 488--78 BC.
Silver didrachm, 8.37 g, 19 mm. Obv. AKPA-CAN  (written in the archaic, epichoric script), eagle with folded wings standing left. Rev. Crab.








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3 minutes ago, expat said:

So, it appears that unless neccessary use Greek as per the attributions of the coin. I, and others no doubt, will identify where we can make changes. But for now, 2 days per letter, and have fun. Some great examples posted already, well done.

I'd make a separate thread for the actual game, though, not here in the Q&A thread about the game's feasibility.

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