Thick large Solid Silver Replica
Syracuse under the rule of tyrant Gelon.
This coin was a special issue on the occasion of the Carthaginian defeat, 479 B.C. The Dekadrachm is often referred to as a “Demaretion” with respect to Gelon’s wife Demarete who intervened with her husband to spare the remaining Carthaginians. It is said that in gratitude, the Carthaginians sent to Demarete a gift of 100 talents of gold from which this special victory issued is believed to have been struck.
Obverse: Head of Artemis-Arethusa, wearing olive wreath surrounded by four dolphins.
Reverse: Slow quadriga driven charioteer holding goad; above Nike flying right, crowning horses, at bottom is lion springing right
Diameter: 35 mm
Weight: 28 grams, 0.9 Troy Ounce
BECKER, BMC 63 Stamped on the rim, Reverse stamped 0.925
.925 Sterling Silver made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on flip insert.