The Swastika: The Earliest Known Symbol & its Migrations
Dispersion of the Swastika
Fig. 1. Coin of Lydia. Electrum. Oblong sinking between two squares. Babylonian stater. the earliest known coinage. Circa 700 B. C.
Fig. 2. Phenician Half Stater. Electrum. Incuse square with cruciform ornament.
Fig. 3. Silver Coin of Teos. Incuse square. Circa 554 B. C.
Fig. 4. Silver Coin of Acanthus. Incuse square.
Fig. 5. silver Coin of Mende. Incuse triangles.
Fig. 6. Silver Coin of Terone. Incuse square.
Fig. 7. Coin of Bisaltæ. (1) Incuse sqaure. Octadrachm.
Fig. 8. Coin of Orresch. (1) Incuse square. Octadrachm.
Fig. 9. Corinthian Silver Coin. Incuse square divided into eight triangular compartments. The earliest coin of Corinth, dating B. C. 625 to 585.
Fig. 10. Silver Coin of Abdera. Incuse square.
Fig. 11. Silver Coin of Byzantium. Incuse square, granualted.
Fig. 12. Silver Coin of Thrasos (Thrace). Incuse square.
1. The Bisaltæ and Orrescii were Thracian tribes who dwelt in the valleys of hte Strymon and the Angites, to the north of the Pangæan Range. [Back]