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The first equivalent of money in the Northern Black Sea Coast were arrow-head with blunt and round ends, other configurations what excluded them from the using as a weapon. In VII-VI BC they were issued in Scythian Kingdom and also in Greek's settlements in Berezan island and in cities Olbia and Cercinitis. In VI BC the cast coins in the shape of "dolphins" and "fishes" appeared in Olbia and one century later in Cercinitis.


1. Cimmerians. Arrow-head.
XI-IX BC.

2. Cimmerians. Arrow-head.
VIII-VII BC.

3. Cimmerians. Arrow-head.
VIII-VII BC.

4. Scythians. Arrow-head.
VII-V BC.

5. Scythians. Arrow-head.
VII-V BC.

6. Scythians. Arrow-head.
VII-V BC.

7. Scythians. Arrow-head.
VII-V BC.

8. Scythians. Arrow-coin.
IV-I BC.

9. Borysthenes. Arrow-coin with smooth
surface of blades. VII-V BC.

10. Borysthenes. Arrow-coin with "branches".
VII-V BC.

11. Borysthenes. Hybrid Arrow-fish coin.
V BC.

12. Borysthenes. Hybrid Arrow-fish coin.
V BC.

13. Olbia. Dolphin-coin.
VI-V BC.

14. Olbia. Dolphin-coin with rests of casting.
VI-V BC.

15. Olbia. Large Dolphin-coin.
VI-V BC.

16. Olbia. Small Dolphin-coin.
VI-V BC.

17. Olbia. Dolphin-coin I.
V BC.

18. Olbia. Dolphin-coin .
V BC.

19. Olbia. Dolphin-coin Y.
V-IV BC.

20. Olbia. Dolphin-coin Y.
V-IV BC.

21. Cercinitis. Arrow-coin.
V BC.

22. Cercinitis. Hybrid Arrow-fish coin.
V BC.


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