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Vessels and Cups on Ancient Coins
Vessels and cups depicted on coins were often those used in religious ceremonies, but also those used in daily life. The amphora, used to store olive-oil and wine, is often depicted on coins, especially from cities that were big wine producers.
|Skepsis or Scepsis, an ancient settlement in the Troad, is today the village of Kursunlutepe, near the town of Bayramic in Turkey. The famous library of Aristotle was kept at Skepsis before being moved toand then . It was also to Metrodorus of Scepsis and Demetrius of Scepsis. Several times in its history, the citizens of Skepsis were forced to move elsewhere. In 306 B.C., evacuated Skepsis and other cities in the and forced the residents to move to . Tradition holds that Saint Cornelius the Centurion, the first Gentile convert to Christianity, became the first of Skepsis in the early days of Christianity.|