CoinWeek Ancients writer Mike Markowitz joins David Guest at the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) to discuss one of the most famous and important coin in the history of the world: the Dekadrachm of Syracusa.
This silver coin, worth more than a month’s salary of a soldier at the time it was struck, sells today for more than a quarter million dollars in a fine state of preservation.
It is one of the most distinctive ancient coins ever struck and features a beautiful portrait of the nymph Arethusa surrounded by dolphins on the obverse.
On the reverse, a quadriga (or four-horse chariot) with driver, surrounded by gods.
It is a coin of gods and important symbols for the city of its striking and is but one of the many beautiful ancient coins that you will see on display at New York City’s most historic and well-attended world coin and ancient coin show.
In this 4K video, you will get to learn more about the city and its history, the symbols on the coin, and see one of the most iconic coins ever struck in full detail with maximum clarity.
For ancient coin collectors, this is a presentation that you will not want to miss.
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