Here is an example of a Syracuse dekadrachm signed by Euainetos that was sold on Thursday for $70,000. Euainetos and Kimon are famous engravers from the ancient city of Syracuse in Sicily who signed their work. Essentially the George Morgan and Christian Gobrecht
of the ancient world. These dekadrachms, although in a higher denomination than the tetras were about 34-36mm in diameter but weighed about 46g, or 3x the weight of the Tenados tetras and almost twice the weight of a Morgan dollar
. These coins were thick, chunky and substantial.
Maybe one day I will acquire a Kimon-signed dekadrachm. Here is the Kimon coin at the Smithsonian. The ANA
Money Museum has one too.
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Edited by numismatic student
10/08/2022 11:31 am