Look at the World's First Autograph

People have been signing their names to their creations for thousands of years. The idea of collectible autographs, though, is a relatively new idea. However, there are certain autographs that are as precious as diamonds in the eyes of history buffs and collectors. Let’s look at the autograph that has collectors and historians hungrier than ever for valuable autographs.

The first recorded and surviving autograph has been found on cuneiform clay tablets in Iraq. These tablets, written by a professional scribe, date back to 2600 BC, almost 5,000 years ago. The oldest autograph made on papyrus is not much younger—it was dated to about 2130 BC. These two examples are amazing finds and can help maintain the importance of leaving an autograph on every creation.

Looking for more autographs, or are you interested in jewelry and coin collecting? No matter your interest, Coins of the Realm is the place to visit for memorabilia and autographs in Rockville, MD. Visit us online or call us at (301) 340-1640 to speak with one of our specialists.

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