Ancient Rome Syracuse Tetradrachm (Tetras) 466BC to 406BC
Syracuse is a city on Sicily which dates back to ancient times. It has a rich history and has been dated as at least 2700 years old. The birthplace of Archimedes, it played a key role in ancient history as an important city of the Mediterranean sea.
These coins are very valuable, especially when in great condition. Approximate catalog values are found below:
worn: $100 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $300
well preserved: $3000
Esther - the bronze tetras of Syracuse from this period are known with either an octopus or hippocamp (a kind of horse) - not with Nike above a quadriga (chariot pulled by four horses). We are very interested in seeing a picture of your coin, if you would be so kind as to use the 'Contact Us' link in the menu on the top left to establish email contact with CoinQuest.
The copper coins catalog at $15 when well worn, $100 when average circulated, up to $500 and up when well preserved. Damage from the jewelry mount will lower the value of your coin.
Be sure to read our 'Important Terminology' page found on the top left in order to properly interpret the catalog values quoted above.
, Genre: Ancient
Requested by: Esther, Tue, 13-Aug-2013 12:01:46 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Tue, 08-Oct-2013 19:05:47 GMT
Last review by CoinQuest: Fri, 31-Jul-2015 02:27:44 GMT
Requester description: Difficult lettering. The coin is second democracy 466-406 Kimon. Bronze coins Tetradrachm 415/409 The coin dates bk to 92nd Olympic Games led in 412BC Before fatal Carthaginian invasion 406 The coin is definitely The decadrachm of syracruse 400 bc However Nike figure has faded The coin has been mounted into necklace with chain
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