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bgr_674343 - SICILY - SYRACUSE Statère corinthien

SICILY - SYRACUSE Statère corinthien AU/XF
680.00 €(Approx. 788.80$ | 578.00£)
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Type : Statère corinthien
Date: c. 344-335 AC.
Mint name / Town : Syracusa
Metal : silver
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 7,30 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, centré. Joli pégase, bien venu à la frappe. Usure régulière. Patine foncée
Predigree :
Exemplaire de la collection Aymé Cornu


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Pégase volant à gauche.


Reverse description : Tête d'Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque corinthien.
Reverse legend : [SURAKOSION].
Reverse translation : (de Syracuse).

Historical background


(344-317 BC)

Timoleon (344-317 avant J.-C.)

After the assassination of Dion in 354 BC, a period of instability followed for ten years. Timoleon, a native of Corinth, landed in Sicily in 344 BC and took control of Syracuse. He restored the Greek hegemony in Sicily in chasing after the Battle of Carthage in 339 BC Crimisus He formed a democratic government which unfortunately was not him survive Agathokles seizing power from 317 before J .-C. Nevertheless, for twenty years, Syracuse enjoyed a period of peace that allowed him to restore its finances and develop a major program of urban construction, with the return of agricultural prosperity.

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