Syracusan Decadrachm by Kimon

The medallion was struck from a die of which a considerable portion had broken away, so that the beautiful head looks as if it were rising out of an unworked block of metal.


Metal Dimensions: 4 cm
Acquired in:
Presented by:
Henry Van den Bergh through The Art Fund

One of a series in commemoration of the victory over the Athenians in 413 BC. Transferred from the British Museum in 1950, no longer in the collection.


Henry Van Den Bergh

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