NGC 25th Anniversary Display ** 2012 FUN SHOW EXHIBIT **
ANCIENT GREECE SYRACUSE (c.405-390 B.C.). SILVER DECADRACHM

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: ANCIENT - GREEK CIVIC (7th CENT BC - 1st CENT AD) SICILY, SYRACUSE c.405-370 BC (Euainetos)
Item Description: AR Decadrachm quadriga/Arethusa Gallatin RXVIII/FVIII
Full Grade: NGC Ch XF Surface: 5/5 Surface: 5/5
Owner: NGC EXHIBIT

Set Details

Custom Sets: NGC 25th Anniversary Display ** 2012 FUN SHOW EXHIBIT **
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Owner Comments:

Silver decadrachms (ten-drachm coins) were among the largest ancient Greek silver coins. A variety of decadrachms were struck, but those generally thought to be the most beautiful were produced on the island of Sicily. By far the most influential of the Sicilian types is represented here. It shows a chariot in high action and the head of a goddess (Arethusa?) surrounded by four dolphins. This style of decadrachm was created by the engraver Euainetos, and then perpetuated by other gifted engravers at the Syracuse mint. The completeness, condition and beauty of the present example are unusually fine.

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