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bgr_679804 - SICILY - SYRACUSE Litra

SICILY - SYRACUSE Litra XF
175.00 €(Approx. 206.50$ | 148.75£)
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Type : Litra
Date: c. 317-310 AC.
Mint name / Town : Syracuse, Sicile
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 10,29 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan centré, éclaté à 6h. Joli portrait. Usure régulière. Patine foncée

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête de Koré (Perséphone) à gauche, couronné avec des épis ; derrière la tête, une longue torche allumée ; grènetis circulaire.
Obverse legend : SURAKOSION.
Obverse translation : (de Syracuse).

Reverse


Reverse description : Taureau chargeant à gauche ; de chaque côté, un dauphin à gauche ; grènetis circulaire.

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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