Ancient Greek Coins In Nov 14 Morton and Eden Sale

November 7th, 2012 by

Ancient Silver Decadrachms from Syracuse, Sicily

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CoinWeek alerts us to a Morton and Eden coin sale to be held November 14 in Sotheby’s London offices, which will feature notable ancient Greek coins formerly in the collection of Denyse Bérend.  The highlights are two silver decadrachms minted in Syracuse, Sicily around 400 B.C., featuring a chariot driver being crowned with a wreath by Nike Athena, the goddess of Victory. Each coin is estimated at £10,000-15,000 ($16,000 = $24,000).