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.


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

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8181

Entry details

50% off with National Art Pass

Daily, 10am – 5.30pm (Fri until 8.30pm)

Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan