Syracuse AR Decadrachm, in Solid .925 Silver

$ 160.00

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Description

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

Thickness:  3.5mm
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.

 

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