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bgr_630512 - SICILY - SYRACUSE Hemilitron

SICILY - SYRACUSE Hemilitron XF
120.00 €(Approx. 130.80$ | 100.80£)
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Type : Hemilitron
Date: c. 287-278 AC.
Mint name / Town : Syracuse, Sicile
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 11,00 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure régulière, identifiable. Patine marron foncé granuleuse

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée et imberbe de Zeus Hellanios à gauche, les cheveux courts, un petit trophée derrière la tête ; 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 à huit rais.
Reverse legend : SURAK/[OSIWN].
Reverse translation : (des Syracusains).

Commentary


Sur notre exemplaire, nous avons un petit trophée 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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