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Live auction - bgr_835481 - SICILY - SYRACUSE 25 litrai en électrum

SICILY - SYRACUSE 25 litrai en électrum MS
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Estimate : 3 000 €
Price : 2 000 €
Maximum bid : 2 600 €
End of the sale : 05 September 2023 14:02:20
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : 25 litrai en électrum
Date: c. 310-305 AC
Mint name / Town : Syracusa
Metal : electrum
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,56 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Portrait de toute beauté, finement détaillé. Patine de collection
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection P.-R. B


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d'Apollon à gauche, les cheveux longs ; derrière la tête, un astre à huit rais.


Reverse description : Trépied delphien.
Reverse legend : SURAK-OSIWN.

Historical background


(317-289 BC)

Agathokles, tyranus of Syracuse

Agathokles had seized power in Syracuse in 317 BC and assumed the title of king in 305 BC. In 310 the tyrant invaded North Africa and attacked Carthage, but he was defeated in 307 and must retire to Sicily. Peace, signed the following year with the hereditary enemy, consecrates the hegemony of Agathokles over all Sicily.

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