Agathokles was the last of the larger-than-life rulers of Syracuse but he was not merely given the right to the throne. He was born in Thermae in 361 BC to a Greek manufacturer of pottery but he quickly tired of his father’s trade. Upon leaving home and moving to Syracuse, he became an officer within the Syracusan army, establishing himself as a skillful leader.
In 317 BC, he overthrew the Syracusan rulers, banishing or murdering all of those who opposed him and, with the support of the common people, he inserted himself as dictator.
He formed a large navy and strengthened his army, significantly expanding the power of...
Numismatic Rarity vs Coin Value, my simple analysisI decide to take a few of my coins and look up their "Numismatic Rarity" according to PCGS. I then compared to the estimated retail value of each coin. I color-coded the rarity (green = not rare, red = rare) and the value (green = cheap, red = expensive). This is scaled based only on my coins I looked up, so the sample size is small, 44 coins total.
I have been looking at appearances of coins and numismatic items in films
for some time, and I have found the best one:
"Gold Diggers of 1933"
What more could one ask for, chorus girls, Busby Berkeley, Ginger Rogers,
Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, and the hit songs "We're in the Money",
"Petting in the Park", and "Remember my Forgotten Man".
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