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Live auction - bgr_918110 - SICILY - SYRACUSE Décadrachme, type d’Evainète

SICILY - SYRACUSE Décadrachme, type d’Evainète XF
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Type : Décadrachme, type d’Evainète
Date: c. 400-380 AC.
Mint name / Town : Syracusa
Metal : silver
Diameter : 34,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 41,48 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Joli portrait de Perséphone. Usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Quadrige bondissant à gauche conduit par un aurige, tenant les rênes et le kentron, couronné par une Niké volant à droite ; ligne d’exergue épaisse ; à l’exergue, trophée d’armes constitué d’une javeline, d’une cuirasse et d’un casque attique.
Obverse legend : [AQLA].

Reverse


Reverse description : Tête de Perséphone (ou Aréthuse) à gauche, couronnée d'épis avec des boucles d'oreilles et un collier de perles, entourée de quatre dauphins.
Reverse legend : SU-RAK-O-SI-WN.

Commentary


La signature du graveur n’est pas visible. La signature est normalement placée sous le dauphin à 6 heures.

Historical background


SICILY - SYRACUSE

(405-367 BC)

Dionysos the Elder

During the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC), Syracuse had to face on its territory the formidable Athenian expedition led from 415 BC by Alcibiades and Nicias. After the recall of the former, the Athenian fleet was cast in the port of Syracuse and the Athenians were defeated on the Assinarios in 413 BC, Nicias put to death and the survivors of the Athenian army condemned to hard labor in stone quarries (latomies). In 409, the Carthaginians invaded the island again and seized Selinunte and Himera, then Agrigento in 405 BC. Dionysius of Syracuse seized power and drove back the invaders in 397 BC .-C. The reign of Dionysius the Elder lasted another thirty years and it was Timoleon who succeeded him.

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