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Live auction - bgr_355204 - SICILY - SYRACUSE 25 litrai en électrum

SICILY - SYRACUSE 25 litrai en électrum XF
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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 750 €
Maximum bid : 1 034 €
End of the sale : 30 June 2015 14:05:07
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : 25 litrai en électrum
Date: c. 310-305 AC
Mint name / Town : Syracuse, Sicile
Metal : electrum
Millesimal fineness : 600 ‰
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,49 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan parfaitement centré des deux côtés à l’usure régulière. Beau portrait. Revers de style fin. Trace de monture ancienne. Frappe faible sur la légende au revers
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES XXVI, n° 16, de MONNAIES 43, n° 39 et de la collection Frédéric Nordmann


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d'Apollon à gauche, les cheveux longs ; derrière la tête, un bonnet de liberté (pileus).


Reverse description : Trépied delphien.
Reverse legend : SURAK-OSIWN.
Reverse translation : (de Syracuse).


Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire du British Museum (BMC. 261, Mél. Robinson, pl. 14).

Historical background


(317-289 BC)

Agathokles, tyrant of Syracuse (317-305 avant J.-C.)

Agathokles had seized power in Syracuse in 317 BC and took the title of king in 305 BC In 310, the tyrant invaded North Africa and attack Carthage, but it is defeated in 307 and must retire in Sicily. Peace, signed the following year with the hereditary enemy, devotes the Agathokles hegemony over the whole of Sicily.

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