Greece 10 euros 2004 - Wrestling - Series E (Proof)

Greece 10 euros 2004 - Wrestling - Series E (Proof) Greece 10 euros 2004 - Wrestling - Series E (Proof)
Obverse of Greece 10 euros 2004 - Wrestling - Series E
Krause - Mishler KM# 203
Details Athens 2004 Olympic Games

Wrestling has been popular throughout recorded history. Early Egyptian and Babylonian reliefs depict wrestlers using most of the holds known to the modern sport. In ancient Greece, wrestling occupied a prominent place in legend and literature; wrestling competition, brutal in many aspects, was the supreme contest of the Olympian Games.

On the coin, a modern athlete applies a waist-hold on his opponent and prepares to twist him round and throw him down to the ground, while in the background two ancient athletes are pictured in the stance known as akrocheirismos (finger-hold) and are pushing their heads against each other. This representation has been taken from a black-figure vase

Issue date: April 1, 2004
Specifications Diameter - 40mm Thickness - N/A Weight - 34gr
Composition Silver .925 (sterling)
Edge Smooth
Comments Engraver: Panayiotis Gravalos - Reliefs: Kostas Kazakos

Delivered in the original box without a certificate of authenticity
Mintage 68,000 pieces

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