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bgr_276752 - SICILY - SYRACUSE Hemilitron

SICILY - SYRACUSE Hemilitron AU
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Type : Hemilitron
Date: c. 344-336 AC.
Mint name / Town : Syracuse, Sicile
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 4,98 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale, épais et bombé. Très beau portrait. Joli revers bien venu à la frappe, de haut relief. Belle patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête féminine à gauche, le chevelure relevée en krobylos et retenue par une bandelette.
Obverse legend : [SURAKOSIWN].
Obverse translation : (de Syracuse).

Reverse


Reverse description : Protomé de Pégase volant à gauche ; lettre au-dessous.
Reverse legend : S.

Commentary


Poids léger.

Historical background


SICILY - SYRACUSE

(344-317 BC)

Timoleon (344-317 avant J.-C.)

After the assassination of Dion in 354 BC, a period of instability followed for ten years. Timoleon, a native of Corinth, landed in Sicily in 344 BC and took control of Syracuse. He restored the Greek hegemony in Sicily in chasing after the Battle of Carthage in 339 BC Crimisus He formed a democratic government which unfortunately was not him survive Agathokles seizing power from 317 before J .-C. Nevertheless, for twenty years, Syracuse enjoyed a period of peace that allowed him to restore its finances and develop a major program of urban construction, with the return of agricultural prosperity.

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