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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Sicily| > |Syracuse| > SH34970
Syracuse, Sicily, Dionysos I, 405 - 367 B.C.
|Syracuse|, |Syracuse,| |Sicily,| |Dionysos| |I,| |405| |-| |367| |B.C.|, Equal in value to the 42.5 g silver dekadrachm, and perhaps from one of the same engravers.Anapos was a river god of eastern Sicily. When Anapos and the nymph Cyane opposed the kidnapping of Persephone, Hades turned Anapos into a river (the river Anapo in southern Sicily) and Cyane into a fountain.
SH34970. Gold dekadrachm, SNG ANS 346, gVF, Syracuse mint, weight 2.866g, maximum diameter 11.5mm, die axis 0o, c. 396 B.C.; obverse ΣYPA, head of Anapos left; reverse ΣYPAKOΣIΩN, horse prancing right; attractive, and without the die rust that plagues this issue; SOLD











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