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"The coins date from the Hellenic period.."
Should read "Hellenistic period."

Both terms share their root in the word "Hellas," the ancient name for the Greek Isles. "Hellenic" is the adjectival form, meaning simply "Greek" or "Grecian." "Hellenic Period" refers to the entire thousand year span of ancient Greek History.

"Hellenistic Period" refers to the period following the great military campaigns of Alexander the Great. In this case, "Hellenistic" refers to the aggressive expansion of Greek culture in all the territories conquered by Alexander.
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