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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Sicily| > |Syracuse| > GB82545
Syracuse, Sicily, Hieron II, 275 - 215 B.C.
Hieron II was tyrant and then king of Syracuse, c. 270 to 215 B.C. His rule brought 50 years of peace and prosperity, and Syracuse became one of the most renowned capitals of antiquity. He enlarged the theater and built an immense altar. The literary figure Theocritus and the philosopher Archimedes lived under his rule. After struggling against the Mamertini, he eventually allied with Rome.
GB82545. Bronze AE 16, Calciati II p. 407, 202, Ds 18, VF, a little rough, weight 3.165g, maximum diameter 16.0mm, die axis 45o, obverse head of Persephone left, hair bound in ampyx and sphendone; bucranium? behind; reverse IEPΩNOΣ, Pegasos flying left; SOLD











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