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E-auction 376-288530 - bgr_594270 - SICILY - SYRACUSE Litra

SICILY - SYRACUSE Litra VF
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 16 €
Maximum bid : 19 €
End of the sale : 29 June 2020 14:01:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Litra
Date: c. 317-310 AC.
Mint name / Town : Syracuse, Sicile
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 2,72 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan à l’usure très importante, identifiable. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Taureau chargeant à gauche ; au-dessus, un dauphin voguant à gauche ; à l’exergue, une rouelle à quatre rayons.

Commentary


Poids léger. Cet exemplaire appartient à la série légère. Le revers est très proche de certains grands bronzes de Marseille au taureau chargeant. Le symbole à l’exergue sous le taureau ne semble pas avoir été signalé. Manque aux ouvrages consultés.

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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