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Posted 5 years ago


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This is a piece my grandmother had, I am pretty sure she picked up in Italy when she lived there in the 1970's. I have no idea it's age, no idea if it is for a child or a woman (would have to be a tiny wrist), no idea the significance of the images on the "coin". Can anyone help identify this?

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  1. cyrider, 5 years ago
    Greek silver coin of Syracuse, Sicily. If aprox: 35mm diameter then denominated Dekadrachm from about 405-400 BC. Obv: Nike conducting quadriga, in exergue; cuirass, helmet, shield, and greaves. Rev: Head of Arethusa chaste nymph with band in hairdress surrounded by dolphins. Often a Copy. Original attributed to Greek master Engraver Kimon. If signed: Kimon in hair band, probably an original. Beautiful.
  2. SMD SMD, 5 years ago
    cyrider: Thanks so much for the information, that led me to find this website:

    I had no idea it was a female (I assumed male because of the short hair) and now I can see that the squiggly lines are dolphins (they are well worn).

    Sicily completely makes sense, that is where my grandmother's mother and father were from so perhaps this was a family piece passed down and not something she picked up while living in Italy.
  3. cyrder, 5 years ago
    Collecting may be a way to put the pieces of your own puzzle together in order to make sense out f it. Its also a exercise to look into your self. A meditation. The piece has became now an unopened letter or an invitation, a ticket, a gate, Mistery Solved? I don’t thing so.

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