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E-auction 376-288531 - bgr_594272 - SICILY - SYRACUSE Hemilitron

SICILY - SYRACUSE Hemilitron VF
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 16 €
Maximum bid : 17 €
End of the sale : 29 June 2020 14:01:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Hemilitron
Date: c. 287-278 AC.
Mint name / Town : Syracuse, Sicile
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 7,37 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure très importante, identifiable. Sans patine

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête de Koré Perséphone à gauche, couronnée d’épis, les cheveux longs tombant sur la nuque ; symbole derrière la tête, un pavot ; grènetis circulaire.
Obverse legend : [SURAKOSIWN].
Obverse translation : (de Syracuse).

Reverse


Reverse description : Bige galopant à droite conduit par un aurige, tenant le kentron (badine) de la main droite et les rênes de la main gauche surmonté d’un astre à huit rais.

Commentary


Cette variante avec pavot est sur un flan plus petit que d’autres (voir ANS 757-759) . Cette émission semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


SICILY - SYRACUSE

(287-278 BC)

Hikétas

Hiketas strategist, succeeded Agathokles and became tyrant of Syracuse. He defeated Phintias, tyrant of Agrigento, Hyblaion, but was in turn defeated by the Carthaginians Terias and expelled thonion 279 BC before being driven out and replaced by Pyrrhus Syracuse (Diodorus , 21, 16, 6, 18,1, 22, 2, 1, 7, 2-3) [KP. 1145, lines 17-49].

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