Seller: fleet_pete (2,592) 99.2%, Location: Denver, Colorado, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 181764262214 One of the most beautiful ancient coins ever made! Note: The pencil drawing is the Persephone and Hades statue and is NOT included. Persephone: (390 B.C.) (35mm 28g) 1 FULL OZ. THIS IS A HUGE COIN Over 1/4 in. Thick Pronunciation: (pur-sef-uh-nee) Dekadrachm: Largest Coin in History and is a ¼ of an inch thick! OBVERSE: Head of Persephone, 4 dolphins around. REVERSE: Galloping quadriga, charioteer, crowned by Nike flying. In Greek mythology, Persephone is the goddess of the underworld. She is the daughter of Zeus & Demeter, goddess of the harvest. She was abducted by Hades and Hermes was sent by Zeus to make Hades release her. He did, but not before he gave her a pomegranate ( or pomegranate seeds). When she ate them it bound her to the underworld forever. She had to stay in the underworld 4 months out of every year. The coin was Created by the master Euainetos. It is very similar to a coin made by the great engraver Kimon. His coin had the head of Arethusa on the reverse and was made around 408 B.C. My Coins are considered Novelty Coins. They are not considered reproductions or copies since the are not currency and have no intrinsic value. They are made of High Quality, Lead Free pewter and are 24K Gold or Heavy Silver Plate You may also like these items. Please Visit my Ebay Store for over 100 Ancient Greek Items. Athena & Owl Athena & Pegasus Zeus King of the Gods Apollo Son of Zeus Please Read My Feedback (Over 2,100) Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE Counter Condition: New High Quality Lead Free Pewter.Plating is 24K Gold OR Heavy Silver Plate with Antique Finish.