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E-auction 502-412958 - bgr_522793 - SICILY - SYRACUSE Hemlitron

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Estimate : 280 €
Price : 146 €
Maximum bid : 182 €
End of the sale : 28 November 2022 14:01:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Hemlitron
Date: c. 275 - 269/265 AC.
Mint name / Town : Syracuse, Sicile
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,99 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais bien centré des deux côtés. Très belle tête de Koré. Revers de haut relief bien venu à la frappe. Très belle patine vert foncé


Obverse description : Tête de Koré (Perséphone) à gauche, couronné avec des épis ; grènetis circulaire.
Obverse legend : [SURAKOSION].
Obverse translation : (de Syracuse).


Reverse description : Taureau chargeant à gauche ; au-dessus, une massue.
Reverse legend : LU/ IE.


Le revers est très proche des petits bronzes de Marseille au taureau chargeant. Série à la massue. Il n’y a pas de symbole au droit, derrière la tête de Koré. Ce type semble bien comprendre litra et hemilitron et reprend la typologie initiée par Agathoklès. Le style du droit le rapproche cependant indubitablement du monnayage de Hiéron II.

Historical background


(274-216 BC)

Hiero II, king of Syracuse

Around 270 BC, Hiero had married Philistis, a descendant of Dionysius (405-367 AC.), Tyrant of Syracuse. Hiero claimed to have ancestor Gelo himself (485-478 AC.), Founder of the Syracusan power. Officer of the army of Pyrrhus, king after he replaced his departure in 274 BC, and during his long reign, tried to maintain a difficult balance between the Romans and the Carthaginians. After the end of the first Punic War in 241 BC, Sicily became a Roman and Syracuse days were numbered.

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