The name drachma is derived from the verb (drássomai, "(I) grasp").
This geocoin represents a drachma made is Syracuse.This 2,700-year-old city played a key role in ancient times, when it was one of the major powers of the Mediterranean world. Syracuse is located in the southeast corner of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Syracuse next to the Ionian Sea.The city was founded by Ancient Greek Corinthians and Teneansand became a very powerful city-state. Syracuse was allied with Sparta and Corinth and exerted influence over the entirety of Magna Graecia, of which it was the most important city.
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