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E-auction 352-265246 - SICILY - SYRACUSE Litra

SICILY - SYRACUSE Litra VF/VG
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Estimate : 35 €
Price : 11 €
Maximum bid : 11 €
End of the sale : 13 January 2020 14:05:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Litra
Date: c. 380 AC.
Mint name / Town : Syracuse, Sicile
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 7,45 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure très importante identifiable. Patine verte poreuse

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête d’Athéna à gauche, coiffée du casque corinthienlorné d’une couronne d’olivier ; grènetis circulaire.
Obverse legend : [SURA].
Obverse translation : (Syracuse).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Hippocampe ailé à gauche avec les ailes incurvées ; bride sur le cou flottant au vent ; grènetis circulaire.

Commentary


Poids léger. La chronologie de cette émission a bougé. Elle a été abaissée. Au droit, le casque peut être lauré ou pas et au revers l’hippocampe est parfois avec une bride sur le cou. Le type avec le casque non couronné et l’hippocampe sans bride semble plus ancien.

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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