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Live auction - bgr_654409 - SICILY - SYRACUSE Dilitra

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Estimate : 800 €
Price : 1 250 €
Maximum bid : 1 250 €
End of the sale : 07 December 2021 14:12:02
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Dilitra
Date: c. 343-317 AC.
Mint name / Town : Syracuse, Sicile
Metal : silver
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 1,58 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée avec des marques sur la tranche. Jolie tête au droit ainsi qu’un cheval bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du stock de J.B. Vigne (1984)


Obverse description : Tête janiforme féminine accostée de deux dauphins à droite.
Obverse legend : SURAKOSIWN.
Obverse translation : (de Syracuse).


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval galopant à gauche, une étoile au-dessus.

Historical background


(344-317 BC)

Timoleon (344-317 avant J.-C.)

After the assassination of Dion in 354 BC, a period of instability followed for ten years. Timoleon, a native of Corinth, landed in Sicily in 344 BC and took control of Syracuse. He restored the Greek hegemony in Sicily in chasing after the Battle of Carthage in 339 BC Crimisus He formed a democratic government which unfortunately was not him survive Agathokles seizing power from 317 before J .-C. Nevertheless, for twenty years, Syracuse enjoyed a period of peace that allowed him to restore its finances and develop a major program of urban construction, with the return of agricultural prosperity.

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