Fifth century Greek coins to go to auction in London in April 2012

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27 February 2012
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Coin specialists Morton & Eden are to auction four classical Greek coins dating to the fifth century BC in London. ...

Morton & Eden have announced that four classical Greek coins dating to the fifth century BC are to be auctioned in London on 23 April, 2012. The coins come from a private collection and were struck in Sicily at a time when it was a Greek colony. The coins are a fine silver tetradrachm of c460BC by Aitna Master (estimate £150,000 to £200,000); and three silver dekadrachms of Syracuse which were issued at the end of the fifty century BC when the city had prevailed over Carthaginian forces. Two of the coins are by the master engraver Kimon and the other is what has been described as the finest known dekadrachm by Euainetos.

For further information on the auction, contact Tom Eden of Morton & Eden on tel: 0207 493 5344.

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