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E-auction 326-241785 - SICILY - SYRACUSE Hemilitron

SICILY - SYRACUSE Hemilitron VF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 27 €
Maximum bid : 32 €
End of the sale : 15 July 2019 14:00:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Hemilitron
Date: c. 310-305 AC.
Mint name / Town : Syracuse, Sicile
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 5,03 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan décentré au droit mais bien centré au revers. Usure importante mais régulière. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Apollon à gauche, les cheveux tombant sur la nuque ; derrière la tête, une petite corne d’abondance.
Obverse legend : [SURAKOSIWN].
Obverse translation : (de Syracuse).

Reverse


Reverse description : Pégase volant à gauche ; lettre au-dessous.

Commentary


Poids léger.

Historical background


SICILY - SYRACUSE

(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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