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Live auction - bgr_555566 - SICILY - SYRACUSE Tétradrachme

SICILY - SYRACUSE Tétradrachme XF/AU
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 305-295 AC.
Mint name / Town : Syracuse, Sicile ou Afrique
Metal : silver
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 4 h.
Weight : 16,81 g.
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire, bien centré. Très joli revers. Portrait à l’usure régulière. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête de Perséphone (Koré) à droite, couronnée d'épis avec boucles d'oreille et collier, les cheveux longs.
Obverse legend : KORAS, (Koras).
Obverse translation : (Koré).

Reverse


Reverse description : Niké debout à droite, les ailes déployées couronnant un trophée de la main gauche et tenant un marteau de la main droite ; dans le champ inférieur à gauche, un triskèle.
Reverse legend : AGAQOKLEIOS, (Agaqokleios).
Reverse translation : (d’Agathoklès).

Historical background


SICILY - SYRACUSE

(317-289 BC)

Agathokles king of Syracuse (305-289 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 was 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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