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bgr_655047 - SICILY - SYRACUSE Hemilitron

SICILY - SYRACUSE Hemilitron AU
250.00 €(Approx. 295.00$ | 212.50£)
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Type : Hemilitron
Date: c. 310-305 AC.
Mint name / Town : Syracuse, Sicile
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,32 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan un peu court, bien centré des deux côtés . Belle tête d’Apollon. Pégase élancé de style fin. Jolie patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Apollon à gauche, les cheveux tombant sur la nuque ; derrière la tête, symbole.

Reverse


Reverse description : Pégase volant à gauche.
Reverse legend : SURAKOSIWN.
Reverse translation : (de Syracuse.

Commentary


Ce type très particulier présente l’ethnique au revers alors que d’habitude il se trouve au droit. Notre exemplaire est sur un petit flan.

Historical background


SICILY - SYRACUSE

(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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