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E-auction 408-320048 - bgr_643604 - SICILY - SYRACUSE Hemilitron

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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 79 €
Maximum bid : 80 €
End of the sale : 08 February 2021 14:05:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Hemilitron
Date: c. 310-305 AC.
Mint name / Town : Syracuse, Sicile
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 5,67 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli Pégase. Usure régulière. Patine verte
Catalogue references :
Laffaille1486(S)  - ANS.85 p. 207 (A/ 65 - R/ 14) - MIAMG.5163 (R) (500€) - GC.1199 var. - ANS.644  - Münich1172  - Laffaille230


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


Reverse description : Pégase volant à gauche .

Historical background


(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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