Timoleon installed a democracy in 345 B.C. After the long series of internal struggles had weakened Syracuse's power, Timoleon tried to remedy this, defeating the Carthaginians near the Krimisos river in 339 B.C. Unfortunately the struggle among the city's parties restarted after his death and ended with the rise of another tyrant, Agathocles, who seized power in 317 B.C.
GB57469. Bronze dilitron, Calciati II, p. 185, 80; SNG ANS 533 ff.; SNG Morcom 717; SNG München 1159, F, Syracuse mint, weight 19.477g, maximum diameter 26.3mm, die axis 45o, 344 - 336 B.C.; obverseZEUS ELEUQERIOS, laureate head of Zeus Eleutherios left; reverseSURAKOSION, free horse prancing left; $425.00
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