+ Filters
New Search
Filters
Available Exact wording Only in the title
E-shopLoading...
GradeLoading...
PriceLoading...

bgr_484065 - SICILY - SYRACUSE Litra

SICILY - SYRACUSE Litra XF/VF
100.00 €(Approx. 116.00$ | 84.00£)
Quantity
Add to your cartAdd to your cart
Type : Litra
Date: c. 275 - 269/265 AC.
Mint name / Town : Syracuse, Sicile
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,71 g.
Rarity : R1
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock d’Hubert Lanz et de la collection Laurent F.

Obverse


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

Reverse


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

Commentary


Le revers est très proche des petits bronzes de Marseille au taureau chargeant. Série à la massue. 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


SICILY - SYRACUSE

(274-216 BC)

Hiero II, king of Syracuse (274-216 avant J.-C.)

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.

cgb.fr uses cookies to guarantee a better user experience and to carry out statistics of visits.
To remove the banner, you must accept or refuse their use by clicking on the corresponding buttons.

x