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2017 Greece €10 Silver Proof Coin "Greek Culture: Diogenes"

RSM Price: $115.00
Item Number: HE17AGPF2
  • Mint: Bank of Greece
  • Denomination: €10
  • Quality: Proof
  • Issue limit: 2,000 pcs.
  • Alloy: 92.5% Sterling Silver
  • Diameter: 40 mm
  • Weight: 34.1 grams
  • Design: G. Stamatopolous
  • Box/Capsule: Yes/Yes
  • Certificate: Yes
 

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This extremely low issue limit 10 euro silver proof coin is dedicated to Greek culture, more specifically the philosopher Diogenes (412 or 404-323 BC).

Born in Sinope on the Black Sea, Diogenes was the most significant of the cynic philosophers. In exile, he moved to Athens, where he became a pupil of Antisthenes, disciple of Socrates and founder of the Cynic school of thought.

The cynics advocated simplicity, self-sufficiency, austerity, self-knowledge and moral probity. Τhey most probably derived their name from the word cyon (dog), by which Diogenes came to be known, in allusion to his biting sarcasm.

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