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  • Pentekontalitra


  • Silver decadrachms of the 5th c. BCE from Syracuse. They derived their name from an old theory that considered them to have been struck from the proceeds of a gift of one hundred talents of gold made by the defeated Carthaginians, after the battle of Himera (480 BCE), to Demarete, the wife of the tyrant Gelon. The exact date of their introduction is still a matter of controversy among researchers. The coins bear the image of a quadriga crowned by a flying Nike and a lion in the exergue as an obverse and the head of the nymph Arethusa wearing an olive wreath as a reverse.


  • Arnold-Biucchi 1990
  • Boehringer 1992
  • Caccamo Caltabiano 1993
  • Cahn 1992
  • Knoepfler 1992
  • Kraay 1976
  • Mattingly 1992
  • Rutter 1998


  • Katsiadakis Helen (AA)


  • Iakovidou Athena (AA)


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