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Live auction - bgr_515253 - SICILY - SYRACUSE Tétradrachme

SICILY - SYRACUSE Tétradrachme AU/XF
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 475-470 AC.
Mint name / Town : Syracuse, Sicile
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 16,96 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan très large, légèrement décentré avec les grènetis visibles. Magnifique tête de Perséphone. Frappé avec un coin rouillé au revers. Jolie patine grise avec des reflets dorés. Conserve au droit la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de CGB et de la collection du Docteur J.-M. F

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Bige au pas à droite, conduit par un aurige tenant les rênes et le kentron ; le bige est couronné par Niké volant à droite.

Reverse


Reverse legend : R RÉTROGRADE.
Reverse description : Tête d'Aréthuse à droite, les cheveux relevés et retenus par un diadème de perles, entourée de quatre dauphins.
Reverse legend : SUR-AKO-SIO-N.
Reverse translation : (de Syracuse).

Commentary


Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire de la collection Bement (Naville , n° 455).

Historical background


SICILY - SYRACUSE

(Fifth century BC)

Hieron I, tyrant of Syracuse (478-467 avant J.-C.)

The government of Syracuse, founded in 733 BC by Corinthian settlers, was assured from 485 BC by Gelon, tyrant of Gela since 491 BC It was a victory Olympics 488 BC (chariot race) and remembered the victory by representing the right of coinage of Syracuse while the reverse was occupied by the head of Arethusa. This nymph, in mythology, residing in Ortygia Island, opposite the city of Syracuse, in the form of a freshwater fountain (Virgil Eclog. IV.1, X.1). Alpheus, a satyr, representing a river god in the Peloponnese, near Phylace in Arcadia, sued Arethusa. In his prayer, Artemis transformed her into one river and the sea nymph allowed to escape the satyr. This legend allowed to explain a hydro-geographical phenomenon: an underground river passes under the sea to lead in Ortigia island. In 480 BC, the Carthaginians invaded Sicily but were defeated by Gelon at Himera. In 478, Gelon died and his nephew succeeded him Hiero.

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