Denomination: Silver Drachma Date: 400-430 BC
Description: Sikyonia, Sikyon. ca 400-330 BC. AR Drachm. Obverse: Chimaera standing left, raising forepaw; ΣΙ below Reverse: Dove flying left; NO in field
Sikyon was a Greek city located 11 miles Northwest of Corinth in northern Peloponnese. Sikyon also was a famous Greek center for the arts, particularly painting and sculpture, and was one of the first cities in Peloponnese to issue coinage.
These coins first appeared in the beginning of the 5th century BC and most commonly depicted the images of a flying dove and chimaera, a mythical fire-breathing creature resembling a lion, but actually a mixture of part lion, goat, and snake. The chimaera was likely chosen because the dreaded monster was ultimately killed by the hero Bellerophon and Apollo, the cities chief deity. The Dove symbolizes spirit and renewal.
1. Avoid chemicals. Do not wear to hot tubs or sea.
2. To clean use a silver cloth on gold. Absolutely NO JEWELRY CLEANERS!
3. Best preserved in ziplock bag when not worn.
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