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Parthenon Coin Replica


Parthenon Coin replica (5 by 7 inches). Athens produced an enormous issue of one particular silver coin to finance construction of the Parthenon. A large 42 gram silver deckadrachm was struck.
This Historical Replica Set presents a lead free pewter replica this Greek silver deckadrachm. The obverse of the deckadrachm shows the head of Athena facing left wearing a crested helmet with two olive leaves and a floral scroll. (Athena was the patron goddess of Athens.) The reverse shows an owl standing facing forward, wings spread with an olive twig in upper left. Word 'Athens' on lower right. All the obverse is within an incuse square. The owl also represents the city-state of Athens.The Athenian Deckadrachm was issued from 467 to 465 B.C. (Sear 2516) Today, less than thirty original deckadrachms exist. Ten are owned by museums and private collectors. The Turkish government owns 20 originals of this coin.Number 219.

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 14 February, 2013.

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