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Dikaia, Macedon AR Attic Tetradrachm 475-450 BC Ancient Greek Silver Coin Cow and Octopus Museum Reproduction CSGT0026

64,00 

An Excessively Rare and Important Silver Greek Tetradrachm (26.5mm, 15.81g.) Dikaia, Macedon, struck 475-450 B.C. Reminiscent of the Famed Tetradrachms of Eretria, Dikaia’s Mother City. Unpublished in standard references. References for similar type: Boston MFA 542 = Traité pg. 1125, 1586; Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0542.

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The Macedonian city of Dikaia – not to be confused with the Thracian city of the same name – was an Eretrian colony located on the Thermaic gulf. For its tetradrachms, known only from a handful of examples, Dikaia adopted the cow and octopus designs of its mother city, sometimes with the addition of an ethnic.

DESIGN:
Obverse side
Cow standing right on ground line, licking hoof on raised right hind leg, sea swallow and mouse above; turtle in ex
Legend:
Anepigraphic

Reverse side
Octopus within incuse square
Legend:
ΔIKAIA

A perfect choice for Numismatists, Historians, Military Veterans, Collectors.

Weight 15,81 g
Dimensions 26,5 mm

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