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bgr_489049 - SICILY - SYRACUSE Hemilitron

SICILY - SYRACUSE Hemilitron VF/XF
150.00 €(Approx. 163.50$ | 126.00£)
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Type : Hemilitron
Date: c. 287-278 AC.
Mint name / Town : Syracuse, Sicile
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 11,16 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, court sur les légendes. Usure importante au droit sur le visage. Joli revers. Belle patine verte
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection de Laurent F

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée et imberbe de Zeus Hellanios à gauche, les cheveux longs tombant sur la nuque ; grènetis circulaire.
Obverse legend : [DIOS ELLANIOU].
Obverse translation : (Dieu des Grecs).

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes ouvertes ; dans le champ à gauche, une étoile.
Reverse legend : [SURAK/OSIWN].
Reverse translation : (des Syracusains).

Commentary


Sur notre exemplaire, il n’y a aucun symbole derrière la tête. Ce type avec la tête à gauche semble plus rare.

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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