Tetradrachm signed by Eucleidas circa 405-400 bC.
A fast quadriga driven by a female charioteer, holding reins in hand and raising a flaming torch while Nike is flying to crown her.
other side: Head of Athena facing three-quarters wearing double-hook earring, necklace of pendant acorns with central gorgoneion-medallion and triple-crested Attic helmet on whose bowl signature ΕVΚ − ΛΕΙΔ. On both sides, two dolphins swim downwards.
what's the deal?
The coin embodies value and serves as a cultural symbol.
coinage is an act of collective faith grounded in social conventions.
you believe that it has intrinsic value.