Greece – 10 Euro Silver Proof, Sophocles, 2013

Sophocles, silver coin dedicated to Greek culture, 2013. Ag 925, weight 34.1g, diametre 40mm. Μintage 1,000 items in Proof Quality.

Sophocles (Greek: Σοφοκλῆς, c. 496 BC – winter 406 BC) is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived (the others being Aeschylus and Euripides).

His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or contemporary with those of Euripides. According to the Suda, a 10th-century encyclopedia, Sophocles wrote 123 plays during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a complete form, the most famous  of which feature Oedipus, Antigone and Electra. In the works of Sophocles the tragic nature of humans is due to their inability to oppose god’s will and influence their destiny.

The obverse of the coin depicts Sophocles whereas the reverse shows an ancient greek theatrical mask. Due to the limited mintage (only 1,000 pieces) this coin is expected to be sold out soon. Available now for immediate shipping!

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