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bgr_242605 - SICILY - SYRACUSE Hemilitron

SICILY - SYRACUSE Hemilitron AU
125.00 €(Approx. 145.00$ | 105.00£)
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Type : Hemilitron
Date: c. 405 AC.
Mint name / Town : Syracuse, Sicile
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,65 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier, bien centré des deux côtés. Très beau portrait. Joli revers de haut relief, bien venu à la frappe sur un flan légèrement concave. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES 38, n° 70

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Aréthuse à gauche, avec boucles d'oreille .

Reverse


Reverse description : Roue à quatre rayons avec moyeu central ; légende dans les deux cantons supérieurs et deux dauphins affrontés dans les deux cantons inférieurs.
Reverse legend : SU-RA.
Reverse translation : (Syracuse).

Commentary


Poids léger.

Historical background


SICILY - SYRACUSE

(405-367 BC)

Dionysius the Elder (405-367 avant J.-C.)

During the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC), Syracuse had to face on his land the dreaded Athenian expedition from 415 BC Nicias and Alcibiades. After the first recall, the Athenian fleet was sunk in the harbor of Syracuse and the Athenians were defeated on Assinarios in 413 BC, Nicias killed and the survivors of the Athenian army condemned to forced labor in stone quarries (latomie). In 409, the Carthaginians invaded the island again and seized Selinus and Himera and Agrigento in 405 BC Dionysius of Syracuse seized power and drives the invaders in 397 J .-C. reign of Dionysius lasted another thirty years and is Timoleon who succeeded him.

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