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Live auction - bgr_891661 - SICILY - SYRACUSE Drachme d’or, décadrachme ou 60 litrai

SICILY - SYRACUSE Drachme d’or, décadrachme ou 60 litrai MS/AU
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Type : Drachme d’or, décadrachme ou 60 litrai
Date: c. 287-278 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sicile, Syracuse
Metal : gold
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 4,24 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Joli portrait, finement détaillé. Revers agréable. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Perséphone ou d’Aréthuse à gauche, couronnée d’épis ; une corne d’abondance derrière la tête.
Obverse legend : SURAKOSIWN.
Obverse translation : (de Syracuse).

Reverse


Reverse description : Bige galopant à droite, conduit par une Nike, tenant les rênes et le kentron ; au-dessous, un croissant ; au-dessous, entre les jambes du cheval, une lettre grecque.
Reverse legend : EPI IKETA/ Q.
Reverse translation : (du magistrat Hiketas).

Commentary


Monnaie montée anciennement.

Historical background


SICILY - SYRACUSE

(287-278 BC)

Hiketas

Hiketas, strategist, succeeded Agathokles and became tyrant of Syracuse. He defeated Phintias, tyrant of Agrigento, at Hyblaion, but was in turn defeated by the Carthaginians at Terias and expelled from Thonion in 279 BC before being driven out of Syracuse and replaced by Pyrrhus (Diodorus of Sicily , 21, 16, 6; 18.1; 22, 2, 1; 7, 2-3); [KP. 1145, lines 17-49].

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