Silver Decadrachm Coin of Syracuse

Syracuse
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Handmade replica of the ancient silver decadrachm (ten-drachma coin) of Syracuse, also known as “Demareteion”, which is dated around the 4th century B.C. Syracuse was originally a Greek colony founded by Corinth. The coin is a typical example of the Syracuse mint of the classical period and it was executed by the engraver Euainetos. The obverse depicts a four-horse chariot, whose charioteer is being crowned by Goddess Nike (Victory). The reverse shows the head of the nymph Arethousa, encircled by four dolphins. The coin replica is made of silver-plated brass. Ideal as a gift for the admirers of the ancient Greek world, but also for coin collectors.

The coin is offered in an acrylic case for protection and better presentation and gift packaging.

Diameter of the coin: 2,5 cm 

Dimensions of the case: 5 cm x 6 cm x 5 cm

Get now your own copy or offer it as a special gift.

Take a look at the rest of the coins collection and the set of four silver-plated coins.

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All of our creations are handmade and are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and a guarantee of our workshop.

Estimated delivery time :            - Greece : 5 working days

                                               - Europe : 7 - 10 working days

                                               - Rest of world : 10 - 28 working days

The silver decadrachm of Syracuse, also known as “Demareteion”, dated around the 4th century B.C., was named after Queen Demarete, who was the wife of the tyrant Gelon of Syracuse. Syracuse was originally a Greek colony founded by Corinth. The coin is a typical example of the Syracuse mint of the classical period and it was executed by the engraver Euainetos. The obverse depicts a four-horse chariot, whose charioteer is being crowned by Goddess Nike (Victory).

The reverse shows the head of the nymph Arethousa, encircled by four dolphins. In Greek mythology, Arethusa was a nymph and daughter of Nereus and Doris, as well as, a chaste attendant of goddess Artemis, who later became a fountain on the island of Ortygia in Syracuse, Sicily. Arethusa occasionally appeared on coins as a young girl with a net in her hair and dolphins around her head. These coins were common around Ortygia.

Οriginal ancient Greek coins are at the Numismatic Museum in Athens.

Area:
Syracuse
Date:
4th century B.C.
Details:
with acrylic case
Dimensions (WxHxD):
5 cm x 6 cm x 5 cm
Gross Weight:
86 gr
Includes:
Gift packaging - Description Greek & English
Material:
Silver-plated Brass
Subcategory:
Ancient hellenic (greek) coin
Weight:
53 gr

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